Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you’re visiting Bali; if you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali — scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels.
Situated at Gianyar, the area offers arts and cultural tours for us. A local market that sells various art products to stopping by. We also can enjoy traditional dishes in a restaurant nuanced rice field.
Since the tourism boom in Bali, Ubud area has developed into a center for the arts in Bali handicrafts ranging from wood carvings, gold and silver handicrafts, paintings and other art. Local cultural life of Bali is still maintained strong here. And, in the Ubud area much used as a place to learn the art for the main foreign tourists. They generally live here and everyday is filled with learning interaction with local residents.
You can visit some tourism destinations in Ubud like Puri Agung, Ubud Museum of Paintings, Wanara Wana, and others. The Great Ubud Temple located in the most center area of Ubud, which was a center of government of Ubud Kingdom, and the center of art and culture activities located in front of the temple. Ubud temple interior and building is still original. On the front yard, next to the entrance gate, there’s an area named Ancak Saji. Here, many of art dance featured once a week.
Meanwhile, the Ubud Museum of paintings, is a tourism attraction located 200 meters from the Saren Temple and separated by a small valley, up to a wide land surrounded by beautiful sceneries. The place is so quite and suitable place for people who want to enjoy the works of great painter like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Mr.Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies and other.
The museum is officially opened by The Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Moh Yamin in 1956. The museum consists of three main buildings in U shape, completed with a park with its beautiful lotus in its center.
The museum is managed by Ratna Wartha foundation and available for visitors every day from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm with the only Rp20,000 ticket fare [US$ 2.5] per person. In Ubud village, there are 4 museum of paintings which are Puri Lukisan [Temple of Paintings], Museum Neka, Arma Museum and Rudana Museum.
There is also Wanara Wana more popularly known as “Monkey Forest” because it occupied by hundreds of monkeys since hundreds of years. The Monkey Forest in the Balinese language, called Vanara Wana. In addition, there’s also Pura Dalem Padangtegal with its very artistic ornament, founded in the early 20th century. Monkeys that live here, all benign and calm, they just sometimes wait the visitors to give a little food. No need to worry, there’s also a monkeys handler to guarantee the security of visitors.
With only pay admission of about 15 thousand rupiahs you can enjoy the beauty in it. With an hour distance from Denpasar City. Well, have a wonderful travel to Ubud.