Holidays to Ubud, Indonesia

In the eighth century, a revered Indian holy man Rsi Markaneya was drawn to a location in Bali’s central foothills that radiated light and energy, and built a temple by the name of Pura Gunung Lebah, which stands today in Ubud, known as Bali’s cultural heart. Featuring a number of ancient temple complexes and a vibrant art scene, Ubud showcases the finest of Bali’s cultural treasures. 

Art, nature, architecture, all of the beauty and serenity of the region is distilled into the grounds of Puri Saren Agung, the palace which was home to the last ruling monarch of Ubud, and which now, still owned by the royal family, is open to visitors and features dance performances and ceremonies in its courtyard.

On the wilder side, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, sometimes known as the Monkey Forest or Monkey Temple, is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex near the village of Padangtegal. The Sanctuary operates on the Hindu principal of Tri Hata Karana, the three ways to reach spiritual and physical wellbeing, which seeks harmony between humans, nature, and the divine. While you’re soaking in the serene atmosphere, you can walk along stone paths through the jungle, and feed the monkeys, which are bold creatures, well aware of their holy status in the temples - keep your cameras well out of reach of their little hands! 

Ubud is home to a great number of artists and traditional craftsmen. Allow yourself to be mesmerised by the collection at Puri Lukisan - Bali’s first art museum - or wander the shops and markets of the local artisans to find a little piece of paradise to take home with you.

Highlights

  • Explore the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

  • Find a piece of paradise to take home from the local artisan craftspeople

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An extraordinary moment from my time in Indonesia was watching the sunrise at Ijen after a big climb up (and even down into!) the volcano. The country has stunning scenery and wildlife, from smoking volcanoes to fantastic dive sites, Komodo dragons and cheeky orangutans.

Ubud Trip Ideas

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Things to do in Ubud

Here are some of the things you can do in Ubud. When you've chosen your favourite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be more than happy to talk to you. Just call them on: 020 3510 5777.

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