Ubud is located the Gianyar Regency, in the mountains of south, central Bali. It is about an hours drive from Kuta and the Airport and about 40 minutes from Sanur. It is the artistic and cultural centre for Bali. 

This is list of things to do and see in and around Ubud.

Ubud Markets is located in the centre of Ubud itself, on Raya Ubud, across the road from the Royal Palace. It is a large area of multiple buildings housing 100s of market stalls. This is a good place to go to see most of the items made in Bali for sale in one place. Haggling is expected. It is possible to spend all day at these markets depending on your shopping requirements. 

Royal Palace is located in the centre of Ubud itself across from the Ubud Markets. It was the home of the last King and visitors are welcome to wander the gardens and take in the courtyards. Dance performances of traditional Balinese dance are performed here of an evening. 

Monkey Forest  is located in Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. It is the rainforest  home of about 200 monkeys which can be very cheeky and like to steal glasses, jewelery and food from unsuspecting tourists. Even if you don't like the monkeys it's a nice walk through a cool forest area with a beautiful temple. 

Museums and Galleries 

 

  • Agung Rai Museum of Art, Jl Pengosekan, Open 9am-6pm
  • The Blanco Renaissance Museum, Campuan, Ubud, Open 9am-5pm
  • Gaya Gallery, Jl Raya Sayan, Open 9am-11pm
  • Genta Fine Art Gallery, Jl Raya Lodtundah No 1, Open 9am-5pm
  • Museum Rudana and Rudana Fine Art Gallery, Jl Cok Rai Pudak, Peliatan, Open 9am-5pm
  • Neka Art Museum, Jl Raya Campuan, Open 8am-5pm
  • Neka Gallery, Jl Raya Ubud, Open 8am-5pm
  • Pengosekan Commmunity of Artists Showroom Jl Pengosekan Open*8am-4pm
  • The Pure Land Gallery, Jl.Dewi Sita, Open 9am-9pm
  • :Puri Lukisan Museum, Jl.Raya Ubud Open*8am-4pm
  • :Samadhi Boutique Gallery Jl.Hanoman Open 9am-9pm
  • :Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women Jl. Sriwedari 2B Open* 10am-5pm

G unung Kawi 11th century Hindu temple complex in a beautiful setting. Approximately a half hour drive from Ubud. 

Tegallalang famous rice terraces and approx. 5 kms of wholesale shopping, open to the public. Approx 20 minute drive north of Ubud. 

Goa Gajah Elephant Cave temple. Approx. 20 minutes drive south-east of Ubud. 

Tirta Empul Temple holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village approx, 40 minutes drive from Ubud, north of Gunun

Batubulan Village famous for the Barong dance. Daily dance performances. Approx 30 minutes south of Ubud. 

Mas Village famous for wood carving.  

Celuk Village famous for silver smithing. dozens of silver

Sukawati Markets Approx 20 mins drive south of Ubud. Very large markets covering several blocks and multiple buildings. Handicrafts, paintings, clothes, woodwork, silver, gold, local markets, fruit and vege, clothes, HIndu offering and ceremonial products, basketware. You name it, it's at Sukawati.  

Balinese Art and Craft Workshops Available by request at Museum Puri Lukisan. Workshops in wood carving, mask painting, painting, dancing, batik, music.    http://www.museumpurilukisan.com/even...

Traditional Dance Performances Nightly at various venues around Ubud, the most popular being the Royal Palace.  http://www.baliadvisor.com/pages/ubud...

Kupu Kupu Foundation Charitable school and centre for children and young adults with disabilities.  Jalan Tirta Tawar No 22A, off Jalan Raya Ubud  http://www.kupukupufoundation.org/     balikupu@yahoo.com    HP: 08123628720. The foundation also has a shop on Jalan Raya Ubud selling artefacts made by their young adults with disabilities. 

Bali Bird Park   http://www.bali-bird-park.com/

Bali Zoo  http://www.bali-zoo.com/index.php?opt...

Elephant Parks   http://www.baliadventuretours.com/BAT...           http://www.balielephantpark.com/

White Water Rafting There are a number of companies offering this activity. Please do an internet search or a search of the Bali Tripadvisor Forum to find the one that suits you best.

Bicycle Tour  There are a number of companies offering this activity. Please do an internet search or a search of the Bali Tripadvisor Forum to find the one that suits you best.

Walking Tour There are a number of companies offering this activity. Please do an internet search or a search of the Bali Tripadvisor Forum to find the one that suits you best.

Quad Bike and Buggy   http://www.baliquad.com/

Petulu Village Heron Nesting   http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-ph...

Cooking Classes There are a number of companies offering this activity. Please do an internet search or a search of the Bali Tripadvisor Forum to find the one that suits you best.

Bali Eco Villages Accomodation inside of hectares Bamboo forest in Kayuambua,Bangli offer an exciting offroad trek to the localisation through the Bamboo forest. it's only offered by  http://balitropicalsafaris.com/bali-f...