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I visit Ubud for a couple of days each time I am in Bali, I love it, in particular, I love eating out in Ubud. Ubud is surrounded by rainforests and terraced rice paddies, just another reason why I love the area. This blog is a quick guide to Ubud: things to do in Ubud, day trips, places to eat and other travel tips.
Things to do in Ubud
Monkey Forest – I love the Monkey Forest but must admit that the monkeys can be a little scary. Regardless, it is still worth a visit.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace – Ubud is surrounded by rice field. Tegalalang Rice Terraces are the most impressive and picturesque. You can walk around the rice fields for a small fee and can shop in the markets on the street at the top.
Zen Hideaway – The famed Bali swing that hangs in between coconut trees, high on top of the valley, offering you spectacular views of Ayung River, a mini waterfall, rice fields and Mount Agung. No doubt you have all seen photos of this spot on Instagram. I didn’t expect the swing to be so busy and cost $25USD for 30 minutes, but it was still cool.
Tegenungan Waterfall – a flowing waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, around 15 minutes out of Ubud.
Some other popular things to do in Ubud include spa days, yoga and meditation, white water rafting and shopping at the famous Ubud Markets.
Day Trips from Ubud
Tirta Empul Temple – Ubud is a great place to visit Tirta Empul temple from. This temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification. See more on temples in Bali here.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Pura Ulun Dana Beratan Temple – located in Balis Northern High lands. Ubud is a great place to day trip to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Pura Ulun Dana Beratan Temple from. Make sure you leave early as it is a long trip.
Some other day trips include Goa Gajah and Campuhan Rice Walk.
Now that should keep you busy during your time in Ubud.
Places to Eat in Ubud
Clear Cafe – My #1 place to eat in Ubud is Clear Cafe, everything on the menu is amazing! Clear Cafe also has a spa at the back of the restaurant, why not treat yourself after lunch.
Biah Biah Plus – Delicious and super cheap Indonesian/ Balinese food.
Others healthy favourites – Kafe and Seeds of Life
Recommended Length of Stay
I recommend staying in Ubud for 4 nights
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