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Do Not Miss Beautiful Ubud For Your Bali Vacation   by Made Dertha

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What is it about Ubud that one should visit this beautiful village? Because Ubud has much to offer; from its stunning panorama of Ayung River valley and the terraces rice filed, its most talented artist, its typical traditional market and myriad of shops that line the road is a heaven for shopping, its undying culture, its serene environs and plentiful of nice small hotels and restaurants and many more.
Ubud has no great beaches to speak of, no mountain lakes, and no grand hotels. Yet it has the richness of soil and it is the center of Bali's art and culture. If you don't stay in Ubud, or you don't have much time during your Bali Holiday, a visit is worth because it would offer you a memorable stay in Bali.

Driving out of bustling Denpasar, the tranquil green of rice paddies contrast sharply with the boisterous sounds of the city. Palm-leaf carvings of Dewi Sri (the Rice Goddess) guards over the crops, and small thatch huts dot the rice fields, giving shade to those who work them. Temples and small shrines can be seen along the way, women lay out offerings of flowers, rice, incense and holy water to placate evils spirits and please the good one. 

Rice Farmer with Baskets, Ubud, Indonesia
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Even with the great influx of tourism, village life basically goes on the same. Almost every village on the way up to Ubud specializes in some kind of art form. You can stop off and see the artisans at work in their studios.

Many places near Ubud make beautiful side trips. Morning walk through the villages lead to out-of-the-way retreats. The route to Tegalalang offer beautiful views of terraces rice field and myriad of art studios, Mas, Penestanan and Peliatan, the centers of wood carving and painting, Sayan offer a stunning panorama of Ayung River valley and still home to spectacular view of gorges and palms and rice fields. Campuhan , the place where three rivers meet - a sacred site. There is a very beautiful temple called Pura Gunung Lebah is worth a visit.
Tirta Empul Temple, Ubud Region, Island of Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia
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To the north is Petulu village is known for many things but the most spectacular is the kokokan or white herons. Every morning at dawn and the afternoon around three or four o'clock, you can see them circling the trees in droves.

To the south a short walk you will arrive at Monkey Forest. To visit it, one must by a ticket. There are hundreds of tame monkeys and a temple stands in the middle of the forest. In the center of town the interesting places to see are the Puri (the court of palace of former kings), here every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock dozen of young girls study traditional Balinese dance. 

Ubud main market just opposite the Puri offer varieties of merchandises; Produce, dry goods, linens, T-shirts, paintings, wood carvings, even traveling medicine men appear here. Closed to market you can visit Puri Lukisan (Museum of Paintings). Established in 1954, it is dedicated to showing the works of local painters. It is the excellent place to get an overview of the stylistic differences between artists.


Ubud is a picturesque township and visitors have been attracted by its charm and beauty for decades. If shopping is your interest, Ubud has a myriad of shops which line the road to Monkey Forest and the Museum Puri Lukisan. Don't forget to bargain!!! If art is your interest, in Ubud, Mas and Peliatan, one can study dance, music, painting or a number of other art forms. 
The best way to meet a teacher is to find a style that appeal to you (by going to galleries and watching performances) and than approach the artist directly about lessons.

While you are in Ubud and need more complete information, you can visit Bina Wisata a local Tourism Bureau. It prepare map of Bali and Ubud. There is a massage board, small book store and a printing press on the premises. It's about 500 m past the market.

Waka Namya Resort is a nice place to stay. It offers free luxury shuttle service to the center of town and to the Rudana Museum and Arts Gallery; it is one of the best galleries in Ubud. It also offers a free tracking to the rice field. Excellent service and very friendly staffs. I know the manager very well, so I send many guests to this resort. Waka di Ume, Komaneka, Santi Mandala Resort and Maya Ubud are also very nice place to stay. 

For more affordable accommodation you can choose Ubud Sari; small, charming and rustic ambience. It has a complete Spa and Beauty Salon service, Yoga, Chiropractic, Healing Week in Bali Program. Raw Health Food Program and Colonic Hydrotherapy.

Decorated Door with Handcrafted Masks in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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So Ubud has many attractive objects can be seen for your Bali Vacation. And do not hesitate to choose beautiful Bali for your holiday. Bali is a small, beautiful island in Indonesia, the ultimate tourist destination in Asia.

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About the Author: Made Dertha was an English and Italian tour guide for many years in Bali, writes for Bali Turista Tours where he is the Managing Director now. Bali Turista is focusing on Bali hotels and villas reservation. Just visit www.baliturista.com

BALI - UBUD HOTELS & BEACH RESORTS

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Anhera Hotel, Ubud
Anhera Suite Ubud Bali is a luxury suite by the Green Valley of Ubud, located in the heart of Central of Culture, provide you a total relaxation and rejuvenation, great spa treatment, with suitable facilities for honeymoon in Ubud and unique taste of our Balinese food. This luxury villa of 8 suites, located by the edge of Ubud's valley, combines sophistication of unique little resort concept with a natural of green environment. Anhera Suite offers a great escape from your daily hustle bustle, bring a home sweet home experience, where your friendly Balinese assistants were professionally trained to serve your every need.
Barong Resort & Spa, Ubud
Barong Resort and Spa lends a most fulfilling vacation with the magical town of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia as backdrop. A delightful contrast to Baliís high-energy beaches 600 meters above sea level, Ubud is the quieter, cooler side of Bali. This is where local artists thrive and lush green fields are the highlight. This is also where youíll find a hideaway to enliven your senses and your spirit. The gracious service, delicious food, and traditional Balinese spa treatments at Barong Resort and Spa make for such a lovely experience you would think it couldnít get better. Yet it does. Because the resort offers these moments in very private settings, affording guests a truly intimate and enriching holiday. 
Champlung Sari Hotel, Bali - Ubud
This is a charming hotel built in traditional Balinese architectural style.  The rooms are tastefully decorated and well-appointed, have private terrace or walled garden terrace, equipped with modern facilities. Hotel has two restaurants. For breakfast, lunch and dinner guests can find a large choice of restaurants offering international, and bars offer snack and for relaxation, leisure lounge overlooking the monkey forest. There are 103 guestrooms at Champlung Sari Hotel. Balconies offer garden views. Beds come with down blankets. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. 
Elephant Safari Park Lodge, Ubud
The most unique resort on the island of Bali set within 3.5 hectares of the multi award winning Elephant Safari Park, Taro.  A luxury private purpose built 25 room safari style lodge which offers a world exclusive experience to interact, feed, ride, observe, learn, play and stay with 29 beautiful Sumatran elephants, one of the most rare and endangered species of elephants left in the world today. Featuring all the trappings of a luxury boutique resort, the Elephant Safari Park Hotel Lodge is for everyone from elephant lovers, children and families and for those who enjoy peace and tranquility of being ensconced in beautiful tropical parkland surrounds. The Lodge is also ideal for couples seeking a unique and intimate romantic getaway in one of the most spectacular settings in Bali.
Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa offers spacious accommodation with Petanu river valley or Peliatan rice terrace views. This multi award-winning resort houses 4 dining options and an outdoor pool. Maya Ubud Resort is less than 2 km from Ubud Market and 29 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Maya Sari Mas serves a breakfast buffet followed by á la carte selection of international favourites, while Maya Sari Asiatique features a wide variety of Asian dishes. River Café offers salads and snacks. Bar Bedulu serves a range of cocktails, juices and ice-cold beers, accompanied with panoramic views of the valley and villages. Guests of Maya Ubud Resort & Spa can go for a massage, play a game of tennis, or relax with yoga. 
Natura Resort & Spa, Bali - Ubud
Natura is the small, unique resort considered to be first class resort which match with the nature lovers. The Natural Resort & Spa gives an opportunity for guests to see and experience first hand the unique religious lifestyle of the Balinese people. Relax in the riverside Spa, Luxury Jacuzzi, exploring the traditional beauty and healing rituals of Bali.  Natura is complemented by fourteen traditional Balinese villas, designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler, positioned within the natural contours of the land. Each villa features a mini bar, ceiling fan and individually controlled air-conditioning, personal IDD phone system, satellite television, CD / VCD sound-system, tropical fruit basket and welcome drink on arrival, large open-air verandah, garden and river view.
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