Since long time ago many famous writers and painters have been hypnotized by the beauty of Ubud. And still today Ubud offers the same charm. Eat, Pray, Love; this motion picture starring a world-class actress Julia Roberts describes how well Ubud inspires people. This little town in Gianyar Regency is full of inspiration and is a truly comfortable place for those serenity seekers. Unlike other destinations in Bali offering beach as the main attraction or vibrant night life, Ubud is the place to contemplate to escape from hustling and bustling routines. Discover harmonious fusion between preserved Balinese traditional culture and modernity in Ubud.
By driving 60 minutes only from Denpasar you will discover what you would like to see in Ubud. A new public transportation to and from Ubud will be activated soon; yet while waiting for it, driving your car, riding the motorbike, or renting a taxi are the options. Being situated 800 meters above the sea level, Ubud is blessed with fresh air and lush vegetations. Savvy travelers never get bored relishing natural beauty including beautiful river banks, striking terraced paddy fields, and luxuriant forest. If you are here in Bali do not leave this island without visiting Ubud.
As Ubud is a little town, the best way to explore is by walking. Along the street there are so many art galleries selling various artistries and paintings. Casual cafes serving coffee, snacks, liqueur, and main course are there. If you need to read a good book, just drop by at Ganesha located at the main street where you will find thousands new and secondhand books. Family or couples should visit some museums located in the main street of Ubud. Many finest paintings created by international and local painters such as Arie Smit, Don Antonio Blanco, Rudolf Bonnet, Willem Gerard Hofker, Affandi, and many more are preserved there.
Not only art galleries, restaurants with eclectic menus are also spread out. Mozaic, one of the best five restaurants in Asia with its supreme menu is nestled in this lush town. In the meantime, some other superb restaurants will also fulfill your expectation of a wonderful gastronomic experience. Besides some top class restaurants Ubud also have some modest eateries serving simple yet appetizing dishes. Family or couple may also enjoy cooking classes held by some restaurants. You will experience shopping in a traditional market, cooking with a professional chef, and enjoy fine dining with the star meal you’ve prepared yourself.
Savvy travelers may not be able to ignore Ubud’s charm. Thus they decide to rent a private villa. Ubud is indeed renowned as home for hundreds of magical private villas. Renting a villa in Ubud enables the travelers to enjoy holiday in a secluded sanctuary. Almost all villas in Ubud are characterized by a magnificent location: nestled on the river bank, perched on the green river gorge, or simply surrounded by verdant tropical forest. It becomes a dream place to contemplate, meditate, even to do yoga. Rental in low season may give many benefits to the travelers due to lower rate.
With everything here in Ubud, no wonder long time ago famous writers and painters decided to live in Ubud for the rest of their life.