Visiting Bali is undoubtedly a once in a lifetime experience. The island of Gods is incredibly diverse and has something to offer for every kind of traveler. Situated in central Bali Ubud is a perfect destination to unwind and to learn about the culture of Balinese people. It is blessed with nature’s bounty ranging from forests, rice fields and waterfalls. There are many places to visit in Ubud therefore spend at least 3-4 days to explore this place.
Places to visit in Ubud
1. Explore Pura Tirta Empul temple
Ubud is home to plenty of temples where you can witness the rich culture and traditions of the Balinese Hindus. All these temples are dedicated to Hindu Gods and known for their unique architecture.
Similarly, the Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese) is a Balinese water temple and has great religious significance. It consists of a bathing structure where the Balinese Hindu go to for ritual purification. You should cover your body when entering the temples.
2. Tegallalang Rice Terrace
There is an abundance of verdant rice fields everywhere in Ubud. While there are many rice fields, the Tegallalang rice field is one of the most popular tourist attractions and can’t be missed on your Bali itinerary. It is only a 20-minute drive from the Ubud main town. You can also rent dresses and take pictures in the swings.
Don’t forget to do shopping for many interesting local stuffs near the Tegallalang fields like jute bags, hats, tops, beach dresses and jumpsuits.
3. Visit waterfalls of Ubud
In Ubud you can find magnificent cascading waterfalls in the midst of dense forests. Taman sari and Tibumana waterfalls are at close proximity to each other. Besides these there are many other waterfalls like Leke Leke, Kanto Lampo and Suwat which are some of the amazing waterfalls to visit in Ubud. You can reach these places by renting a scooter from the main town of Ubud.
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4. Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Situated 44 km from Ubud, the Ulun Danu Beratan is a picturesque Hindu Shaivite temple on the shores of lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul, North Bali. The shrine with pagoda style thatched roofs is known as ‘meru’ and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It is a prominent religious site of Bali and is highly popular among tourists. The temperature around the area can get drop significantly hence wear warm clothing. The entrance fee is IDR 50,000 (3.5$).
Tip: You can skip the monkey forest and campuhan ridge walk because we felt that these places were overrated and not worth visiting