All the promotional
literature is true about Ubud. Wandering around the streets you
will soon understand why it is called the
cultural center of Bali. First there are the Hindu
temples where traditional ceremonies take place almost daily.
Then there are the art galleries, museums and ateliers displaying
a high standard of art and cultural artifacts. In the evenings
you can enjoy the highlight of Bali's culture, the superb program
of traditional dance and music. Located next to a forest and
surrounded by rice terraces, Ubud also has many scenic attractions
that can be enjoyed by walking or cycling around.
Despite the development of mass tourism, Ubud has kept its local
character and remains a very beautiful, relaxing town. Many of
the restaurants & accommodation have been tastefully designed,
traditional style architecture, elegant interiors, beautiful
gardens set around lily ponds with views of rice fields, valleys
It is a perfect base for visiting the main sights of Bali.