Ubud

Everything You Need to Know About Ubud

Ubud is in many ways Bali's cultural heart. It's in the cool mountains, just an hour's drive north of the airport. This traditional country town is home to one of Bali's royal families. You can even visit the majestic palace in the centre of town. Ubud is also well known as a flourishing crafts centre.

Around Ubud, there are the surrounding villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan. These communities specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery in Ubud. You'll also find some of the best art museums in the country here. Along Ubud's main street are dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.

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  • Top 10 Attractions in Ubud

    Top 10 Attractions in Ubud

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    Top 10 Restaurants in Ubud

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    Top 10 Nightlife in Ubud

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    All Ubud Hotels

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    Top 10 Hotels in Ubud

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

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Royal Pita Maha

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Viceroy Bali

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  • Ubud Monkey Forest

    Ubud Monkey Forest

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  • Elephant Cave in Bali - Goa Gajah

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  • Tegallalang Rice Terraces

    Tegallalang Rice Terraces

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    Ubud Art Market

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    Celuk Gold and Silversmiths

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    Sukawati Art Market

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Locavore Restaurant

Locavore Restaurant

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Bridges Bali

Bridges Bali

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Mozaic Restaurant

Mozaic Restaurant

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    Ubud Royal Palace

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    Laughing Buddha Bar

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Ubud Travel Guide

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Ubud Restaurants

Ubud Restaurants A-Z

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Ubud Nightlife A-Z

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Ubud Shopping A-Z

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Ubud Activities

Ubud Activities A-Z

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Ubud Map

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