Ubud, home to the treasure trove of eternal beauty, museums and galleries is also a vivacious center of Bali`s art scene. Soak up the ambiance and enjoy Asia`s top spa destination. The island is most famous for its firm massage treatments. That said, let us explore Ubud`s most famous places to visit.
Most Popular Places to Visit in Ubud, Bali
1. Ubud Monkey forest – The Mission of the Sacred Monkey
This is a Monkey Forest Sanctuary based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana – to offer peace and harmony to the visitors. The amazing forest is where you can see long-tailed Balinese monkeys also known as Macaca fascicularis. Imagine, 749 monkeys roam around freely so just remember to keep your loose items hidden. Not to worry, the monkeys are safe and well looked after. Enjoy your day feeding them bananas and you will be totally fine on your visit.
Average Price: 4 USD for Adults | 3 USD for Children
Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
2. Tegalalang Rice Fields – Sunrise Delights
Escape the crowd and take a 45-minute walk through the Tegalalang rice fields, one of the most popular places to visit in Ubud. Take quirky pictures of this really beautiful agricultural land spread. It is located in Tegalalang Village north of Bali about 600 m above sea level. The best time to visit is early mornings or late evening to witness beautiful sights. Be a part of the traditional Balinese irrigation system called Subak.
Average Price: 1 USD
Timings: 45 minutes to an hour ( recommended stay) – open all day.
3. Mount and Lake Batur with the Smoky Agung Volcano – Dormant and Quiet
Lake Batur is the biggest lake, a natural hot spring in Bali with a view of Agung volcano and one of the must-visit places to visit in Ubud. You can see the black lava still settled from the two eruptions. The Mount is a great place for trekking and can be reached in a 2-hour drive from Ubud. You can choose from cycling, canoeing, hiking to relaxing in the hot spring pool surrounded by natural views of mountains. Enjoy soaking and splashing around to ease your sore muscles. Feel the healing powers of the spring.
Average Price: 15-20 USD ( includes a complimentary drink)
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
4. Tirta Empul, Tampak Siring – Holy Spring
This Hindu Balinese temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of water and rain. The temple is a globally renowned Ubud place to visit. There are curative qualities in the springs here. You can bathe in its waters and marvel in the beauty of this tradition known as `melukat`. The Presidential Palace of Tampaksiring, not far from Ubud is the cultural heartbeat of Bali. Together with the Holy water temple, you will see fascinating views and traditions of Bali.
Average Price: 4 USD per adult
Timings: 8 am to 6 pm
5. Bali Hot Air Balloon – For the Flyers
Let the adventure begin in a ride up in the hot air balloon for a thrilling 15 minutes. Adventurers come to Ubud for this with special excitement. You will get a panoramic view of the spectacular fauna and flora. Capture amazing pictures of the scenery and bounce away joyfully in a ride of your life. During your experience, you can take in the views of the lush greenery of Ubud from all angles. All in all a fun experience ending on a high!
Average Price:100 – 200 USD per adult for 15 minute ride
Timings: 6 am to 9 pm
From traditional crafts and dance, rainforests, terraced rice paddies to Hindu temples and shrines, these places to visit in Ubud are totally worth a complete holiday experience.