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Written by Shrinivas on November 4, 2020 Share on

6 Best Places to Visit in Ubud on your Bali Trip in 2021

Ubud is situated in the uplands of Bali and has a totally different feel than the bustling and noisy areas of Kuta or Seminyak. Also, this part of the island has long been recognised as its cultural centre, and you’ll find vibrant art galleries, fascinating museums and temples all over the place. In the centre of town, there is also the magnificent Royal Palace and all the cultural attractions are set against jade-hued rice field valleys and terraces. Ubud is also home to some of Bali’s finest cuisine. And there are a wealth of balanced restaurants offering vegetarian and vegan food here. In addition, you can also go to some of the area’s resorts and enjoy some upscale cuisine. Let’s take a look at the best places to visit in Ubud.

Best Places to Visit in Ubud
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6 Best Places to Visit in Ubud

Here is the list of best places to visit in Ubud:-
1. Museum Puri Lukisan
2. Ubud Monkey Forest
3. Bali Swing
4. Pura Taman Saraswati
5. Puri Saren Palace
6. Goa Gajah

1. Museum Puri Lukisan

Ubud is famed for being Bali’s cultural centre and also has the island’s largest concentration of art galleries. If you want a slice of the contemporary art scene in Ubud, one of the best places to visit is Ubud is the Puri Lukisan Museum. You can find a wide variety of artwork on display that comes with descriptions of the history of art in this part of the world in English. Also, the museum was designed by Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spy, and Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, a local artist who was a prince and a member of the Ubud Royal Family. This is one of the top must-visit attractions in Ubud.

2. Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Holy Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of best places to visit in Ubud; a distinctive wooded asylum that has been pursued by macaques since quite a while ago. Due to a group-based administration scheme, the site is highly secured. The forest is located close to Ubud Town Center. The site provides cool walks through cleared paths through a lush nutmeg wood, aside from seeing perky monkeys in their natural environment, swinging through shades, lazing through paths or eating bananas. Additionally, excellent old sanctuaries with gatekeeper statues canvassed in greenery illuminate the whole woodland. This is one of the most recommended must-visit attractions in Ubud.

Ubud Monkey Forest, Places to Visit in Ubud
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3. Bali Swing

Bali Swing, Places to Visit in Ubud
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Whiff in the fresh air at 256-foot-high Bali swing in Ubud, one of the best places to visit in Ubud. This spot provides a mix of nature & adventure from where you can take a look at the cascading falls & spectacular paddy field views. From the Bali swing, one of the best ways to take a snapshot of the beauty of Ubud is as it is 33 feet high and offers the eye of the bird over the entire area. The air is surrounded by the calming fresh vibes and makes it a must-visit spot in Bali. This is one of the must-visit attractions in Ubud for adventure lovers.

4. Pura Taman Saraswati

Pura Taman Saraswati, Places to Visit in Ubud

This charming little temple, called Dewi Saraswati, is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of knowledge and sculpture. To that end, all over the building, you will find beautiful carvings of the goddess as well as fountains that spring from the front of the temple and fill a huge limpid pond field. In order to channel some of the strength of the goddess, the pond is covered in lush lotus blossoms. Also, it is customary to bathe or drink the water. When the Pura Taman Saraswati temple is lit against the night sky, it is much more magical than during the day. There are also dance performances performed here in the evenings. This is one of the best places to visit in Ubud for heritage lovers.

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5. Puri Saren Palace

Puri Saren Palace, Places to Visit in Ubud

Also known as the Ubud Royal Palace, Puri Saren Agung is similar to the Ubud Art Market, so you can take it easy at the same time in both locations. It was founded during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel in the 1800s and is one of the best places to visit in Ubud. The Royal Family only remains in areas of the palace that are also used for ritual purposes. But here you can also stroll through the gardens and admire the ornate Balinese architecture. If you want to engage in a traditional Balinese dance show, it is often recognised as the best place to come in the evenings.

6. Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah, Places to Visit in Ubud

Goa Gajah is carved through a stone face and you reach from an evil spirit’s immense mouth. The fragmentary remains of the lingam, the phallic image of the Hindu god Shiva and his female wife the yoni, can be seen within the T-formed, to a statue of Shiva’s child, the elephant-headed god Ganesha. There are two square washing pools with waterspouts containing six female figures before the give-in. Back in the eleventh century, Goa Gajah served as a deep place of reflection. The primary grounds are down a roadside and stopping range flight of projects, which is fixed with assorted crafts and trinket shops and refreshment booths. You will run over a massive “wantilan” conference lobby and a number of large ancient stone carvings after hitting the foundation, some returned to their former magnificence. This is one of the best places to visit in Ubud

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Ubud is also close to a number of other popular Balinese attractions, such as the holy bathing waters of Tirta Empul, and be sure not to miss an exquisite Balinese dance performance if you want to experience the best of the culture here. Not only do the best places to visit in Ubud stop here, but a list of varieties begins from here. You should take the Bali Swing that the visitors enjoy so much as it provides you with panoramic views of the paddy fields on the mighty elevations.

 

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There are plenty of must-visit attractions in Ubud. Interested to plan your vacation to Ubud? Well, log on to pickyourtrail.com and have a look at the guides. Start planning your trip to Bali or check out the preset Bali travel packages.

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