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40 Best Ubud Attractions Every Tourist Must See

In the hills of the island of Bali, is the town of Ubud, where the terraced rice fields are farmed among the rainforest. Ancient temples speak of long ago, while traditional arts and crafts are displayed for the modern visitor. Cookery classes are a popular activity, while health spas are also attractions that draws many people to the area.

Religious Attractions in Ubud

Amid the mountain scenery is a fascinating holy site called Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave, with intricate carvings and bas-reliefs thought to date back to the 11th century. Shaped like a mouth, the entrance appears to swallow tourists as they enter the mysterious temple, which is named for the nearby Elephant River.

Gunung Kawi, another popular religious site, features ten 7 metre high shrines carved into the rock face and considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. You must wear a sarong to visit this temple.

Kid Friendly Attractions in Ubud

The kids will enjoy a visit to the Bali Bird Park, one of the great bird parks in Indonesia, with a good number of brilliant birds on display. It is possible to get close, feed and even touch some of the birds which will fascinate the whole family. An adjoining Reptile Park increases the value obtained in the area.

Monkeys at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary are not the only attraction here. Three sacred temples are found within the sanctuary and the forest is also considered sacred. Kids will also enjoy a visit to the Elephant Safari Park where elephants are waiting to give you a ride through their park.

Top Lifestyle Attractions in Ubud

The Puri Saren Palace is a unique attraction that allows visitors to stay and experience life in a traditional Balinese environment. Regular dance performances are held here but ensure you arrive early as favourable seats do get filled quickly.

Another introduction to the lifestyle of the Balinese people is a visit to the traditional Rice Terraces at Tegalalang where you can watch the farmers at their work while you wander through the rice paddys to find great views of the countryside. A visit to Har’s Garden gives you not only the opportunity to buy the best organic produce, but to learn how to cook or present it perfectly, as they offer raw recipes for the healthiest food.

40 Most Popular Attractions in Ubud

1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace

  • IDR 15,000
  • Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 11

2. Lake Batur

  • Bali’s widest lake, Lake Batur is located in Bali’s Kintimani region. This mountainous region has been shaped by the volcanic eruptions that
  • Area entrance Rp. 20,000/person
  • Lake Batur, Songan B, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 3

3. Mount Batur

  • Measuring in at just over 1,700 metres high, Mount Batur is not Bali’s highest mountain, but it is one of the most popular for hikers and trekkers
  • Rp. 300,000+
  • Mount Batur, South Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Climbing time from 3am
  • 3

4. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

  • Dating back to the 11th century, Goa Gajah is a Hindu temple that is both historically significant and very popular with visitors to the island. Located
  • Adults Rp. 15,000, Children Rp. 7,500
  • Goa Gajah, Bedulu, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-4pm
  • 5

5. White Herons of Petulu

    In a small village located a few kilometres north east of Ubud, there is a regular and entirely unique gathering of wildlife. The village is called Petulu
  • Rp. 20,000
  • Kokokan, Heron Bird Colony Watch, Jalan Raya Petulu, Petulu, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Open Daily. Herons start 5pm

6. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

  • Bali’s Sacred Monkey Forest, located in the mountainous area of Ubud, has been a popular tourist attraction since the mid-1980s. The site, which is around
  • Adult IDR 50.000 Child IDR 40.000
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8:30am-6pm
  • 7

7. Bedugul

  • Located in the central highlands of Bali, Bedugul covers a large area that contains the villages of Bedugul, Candikuning, Pancasari, Pancung and Wanagiri,
  • Free
  • Bedugul Lake View Residence, Jalan Raya Candi Kuning-Bedugul, Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 1

8. Museum Puri Lukisan

  • The Museum Puri Lukisan is Ubud’s first museum, displaying a wide selection of Balinese art from all styles and periods. The museum, which first
  • Adults Rp. 50,000 (USD$5), Children free
  • Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-6pm
  • 2

9. Graha Adventure White Water Rafting Ubud Bali

  • Adult IDR 950.000 Child IDR 750.000
  • Graha Adventure White Water Rafting Ubud Bali
  • Daily 8am-6pm

10. Taman Ayun Temple

  • Taman Ayun Temple , also referred to as The Royal Temple of Mengwi, is located in the Mengwi district some 18 kilometres north of Denpasar city. Although
  • Adult Rp. 15,000; Child Rp. 7,500
  • Taman Ayun Temple, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-6pm
  • 5

11. Tegenungan Waterfall

  • 10,000 IDR
  • Tegenungan Waterfall, Kemenuh, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 2

12. Campuhan Ridge Walk

  • Free
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk, Kelusa, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 4

13. Karsa Spa

  • Varies on the package
  • Karsa Spa, Kelusa, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 10am-8:30pm

14. Agung Rai Museum of Art

  • Adults Rp 60.000
  • Agung Rai Museum of Art, Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-6pm

15. Tirta Empul Temple

  • Adult Rp 15.000 Child Rp 7.500
  • Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple, Jalan Tirta, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 2

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Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Palace)

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Located in the middle of Ubud, just across the road from the famous local art market, the Ubud Palace has long been the centre of art and culture of the village...

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