No visit to Bali is complete without checking out Ubud, one of Bali Indonesia tourist spots, and the incredible things to do in and around this cute little town. Whether it’s the gorgeous landscape, cultural shows, or ornate temples, you could spend a week at Ubud and barely scratch the surface. While it was much busier on our latest trip than the first time we visited, Ubud is still a wonderful place to visit. Listed below are nine amazing things to do in Ubud that will make your visit to Bali genuinely memorable.
- Sunrise at Tegalalang Rice Terrace
There is nothing better place to do at the start of the day than Tegalalang Rice Terrace. These gorgeous rice terraces are beautiful in the early morning light. It is a famous spot, so if you want to experience it peacefully, highly suggested to visit.
- Brave the Sacred Monkey Forest
The Sacred Monkey Forest is not for the faint-hearted. Here you will get up personal and close with the regional macaques. They love nothing more than to prey on diverted tourists! We have seen many visitors have a macaque in their backpack ready to rifle through or have something snatched their hands.
Do not arrive with food or drink unless you’re seeking to be a monkey magnet! Overall, it is a beautiful forest on Ubud’s edge, and the monkey antics are a good deal of fun to see. It is a great place to visit. Suppose you are a bit tired of the busy streets outside.
- Get religious at Pura Tirta Empul Temple
The temple is a beautiful Hindu temple with a short drive (15-kilometres) from Ubud and is a great chance to find local culture. The devout bathe in the sacred water as part of ritual cleansing, and it’s an impressive sight to see. You will enjoy wandering around the site, taking a look at the elaborate carvings. Like all Bali temples, you should cover your legs, so it helps have a sarong with you.
- Visit a cave waterfall – Tukad Cepung
Waterfalls don’t get a lot more atmospheric than Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Tukad Cepung Waterfall takes one hour’s drive from Ubud, set within a cave system that allows in incredible shafts of light.
It’s the unique waterfall, and definitely among the most fantastic waterfalls in Bali. The water is shallow for a proper swim, but you can have a waterfall shower!
- Get some measures in at Pura Gunung Kawi Temple
Pura Gunung Kawi unites both temples and rice terraces, and the result is spectacular. You enter by walking over 100 steps, and the opinion which opens up before you are out of this world. You may wander around the rice terraces and shrines on a large number of different pathways, and often you will find you’re only one there. It is one of our favorite temple sites in Bali. Lots of those tour buses stop here in the morning. In the afternoon, it was hushed, so probably very early morning or late afternoon is ideal for a peaceful experience.
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