Ubud is known to be ultimate destination in Indonesia as it offers an incredible mesh glimpse to the country's traditional culture such as dance and art. Ubud, located in the highlands of Bali, is a combination of the old and new taste of Indonesian arts, music and tradition. Ubud is also rich in the ancient holy sites such as Goa Gajah and Gunung Kawi.
Planning for a visit in Ubud? Here are 5 of the best spots in Ubud you must not miss:
If you want to have a taste of Bali's best organic produce, then you definitely must take a ride to Har's Garden. Located in the north of Ubud, tourists can actually take customized courses in connection to raw vegetables personally headed by the duo brothers who are also the owners of the said farm. Visitors can also harvest and indulge into the heaven of colorful and satisfyingly sumptuous veggies fresh from their roots.
Also in the north of Ubud, you may find the most beautiful and breath-taking Tegalalang Rice Terraces. It is one of the most visited sites in Bali, Indonesia. Tourists can visit here by foot, by bicycle or as a group. Taking a visit to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a one of a kind encounter as tourists can see how the natives work in the rice paddies and carry their things around the terraces.
According to TripAdvisor, the best time of the day to visit these amazingly beautiful rice terraces in by 7 in the morning to avoid a large crowd of tourists. You can also have a taste of the famous Indonesian delis in the cafés around the terraces.
Celebrating more of the greens and culture of Indonesia? The Green Village will actually let you experience the Indonesian culture in a more modern setting. Jewellery designed John Hardy designed The Green Village in 2006. Later on, his daughter did the finishing touches that have transformed The Green Village to a luxurious bamboo village cohesive with the touch of Ayung Valley.
You can also find here an enormous mansion made out of bamboo. According to the TripCanvas, you can also spend your night to one of the astounding houses built from bamboo in The Green Village.
Either you are travelling with your loved one or you just want to feel the freshness of the nature breeze, Campuhan Ridge is the perfect place for you. The road up to the Campuhan Ridge is so serene and beautiful. The trail towards the Campuhan Ridge begins near Ibah Hotel's entrance, west of central Ubud along Jl Raya Ubud. From the driveway of Ibah hotel's driveway, the route to the Campuhan Ridge begins beside the temple located in a concreted path leading down to a linked crossing of the river.
Despite being close to the town, the journey in the Campuhan Ridge is unexpectedly peaceful and warm. At the end of the path, you will find several cafés and galleries to complete your nature hopping.
Aside from the richness in the gift of nature, Indonesia has also great architecture to offer. The Puri Saren Palace is the official residence of Ubud's royal family. If you are travelling with an official tour guide, you will be lead to when young children practise the traditional Balinese dance inside Puri Saren Palace. The palace also gives tourists a hint of the timeless Indonesian artistry, rich cultural heritage, tradition, culture and religion.
So, if you are planning on a trip to Indonesia, do not forget to include Ubud in your bucket list for you to have the best SouthEast Asian trip of your life.