Gunung Kawi is a temple complex centered around royal tombs carved into stone cliffs in the 11th century. It is located amid scenic rice terraces about 30 minutes from Ubud. Note: There are more than 300 steps to climb.
A visit to the stunning Gunung Kawi is a must for those who love to get away from the crowds, and experience absolutely amazing 11th century architecture. The beautifully carved stone temple can be seen across the Pakerisan River (once you get to the bottom of the steps and have crossed the little bridge), and you'll find Hindu monuments carved into the rock face on either side of the river. This is an absolutely beautiful and peaceful monument and is a must see in the area. The hardest part is the climb back up to the real world!
Tirta Empul Temple / Pura Tirta Empul
A very active temple built around a bubbling spring, Pura Tirta Empul is an interesting place to observe Hindu devotees purifying themselves by means of ritual bathing. It is especially recommended to visit on a full moon day, which has special significance in the local religion.
Tirta Empul Temple is located at Tampakskiring, just a short drive from Guning Kawi, and is a very easy site to visit as it is relaxing and refreshing. Tirta Empul has a holy spring and many Balinese make a pilgrimage here at least once a year. Plus, holy water from this spring is also taken home and used all over Bali in many Hindu ceremonies where the sprinkling of holy water is essential. While the spring, with its crystal clear water, is the main attraction here, there is also a large pool where worshipers can bathe and pray under each of the 12 different fountains.
Elephant Cave Ubud / Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary.
Very beautiful area. The cave entrance itself is very special, but also the walk down into the adjacent "valley" and forest is very beautiful.
Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets
Extraordinary collection of masks and puppets from around Indonesia and some from elsewhere, all housed in the most beautiful buildings from Java, situated in lovely grounds.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the famous tourist objects in Bali situated in Tegalalang Village north of Ubud Bali featured by the amazing rice terrace set the cliff. Tegalalang Village is located on 600 m above sea levels covered by good temperature where most of the villagers as a farmer.
One of the most beautiful rice terraces. It's very tidy and neat. Super green. The walk around the field is beautiful and filled with locals making a living. Just sit in the shade, have a refreshing drink and enjoy the view.
Ubud Traditional Art Market
Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement.
This used to be a beautiful little market where you could find small and unique things. Since Bali got even more popular it unfortunately transformed into a fairly huge place of identical market stalls, offering mainly the same goods and touting those loudly. A normal development as more people come to see this beautiful place and if it brings some prosperity to Ubud and it's people that's great.
Puri Saren Palace / Ubud Palace
The Ubud Palace, officially Puri Saren Agung, is a historical building complex situated in Ubud, Gianyar Regency of Bali, Indonesia. The palace is the official residence of the royal family of Ubud.
Ubud Palace lies at the center of downtown Ubud — at the crossroads of Jalan Raya Ubud and Jalan Monkey Forest. The palace was the original home of the Ubud princes, referred to as 'Tjokorda,' and even though the feudal system was superseded more than 80 years ago, the Tjokorkas still play a special role in both religious and secular sections of Ubud society, and remain well respected. The Ubud Palace is essentially a private home that was founded by the King of Ubud, between 1800-1823, and is composed of traditional Balinese houses, some of which have beautiful golf leaf applied to their wood work. The gardens are very pretty and the palace is a well known venue for traditional Balinese dance performances.
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary,and its name as written on its welcome sign is the Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.
Wonderful place to come face to face with hundreds of macaques in a handful of differing troops. Gorgeous temples and well maintained trails throughout the sanctuary.
Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) was established for a purpose. Founded by Agung Rai, a Balinese who has devoted his life to the preservation and development of Balinese art and culture, the museum was officially opened on June 9, 1996 by Prof. Dr. Ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro, Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. The museum is administered by ARMA Foundation set up on May13th 1996.
A beautifully tranquil garden greets you the minute you step off the busy road and into this museum — and this peaceful feeling accompanies you throughout your visit to the museum and its gardens. The art museum's collection includes paintings from artists all over the Indonesian archipelago, as well as foreign artists who have made Bali their home. The ARMA complex is also more than just a museum; many performances and workshops take place here, and there is even an on-site resort and restaurant to explore.
Don Antonio Blanco Museum / The Blanco Renaissance Museum
Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River. This flamboyant building, a unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain,houses an interesting collection of works drawn from different periods of his long career.During his life it was visited daily by hundreds of people from all over the world. The artist,full of "Catalan charisma," earned himself the sobriquet "The abulous Blanco," an expression that mirrored his talent for creativity.
It''s wonderful to see Antionio's beautiful and real-alike paintings. The museum id located in Ubud which has wonderful atmosphere.
Paon Bali Cooking Class
Paon Bali Cooking Class,join it in it's traditional family home near Ubud to learn the secrets of Balinese organic cooking.
It is fantastic experience and great rediscovery of traditional balinese receipts. The family is very nice and welcoming.
Bali Safari & Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park, or Taman Safari III is a branch of Taman Safari located in Gianyar, Bali. Other than the name suggests, it is not a real Safari, but an open Zoo with imported animals from different Continental.
This is a great afternoon out for the whole family, and very relaxing if you have done the cooking class in the morning! There is truly something for everyone here. The marine park is fascinating, the safari ride is just fabulous, and the Agung Show at the Bali Theater here is something not to be missed. The performance features more than 180 dancers, live animals, and is all in all, an extremely sophisticated production.