Travel Guide Visiting Ubud Bali
Bali is a great World tropical destination with the unique culture of Hinduism. This Indonesian island has many cultures and great nature - and the one famous city of Bali is Ubud. Ubud is located in the middle of Bali at Gianyar Regency, so you cannot find a beach here. It is famous by the beautiful look of rice field terraces. This city population is about 8000 people. This city is the important place of medicinal herbs and plants. That’s why the name of this city is taking from word “Ubad” that’s mean medicine. In 8th centuries legend told that Javanese priest, Rsi Markendya, who meditated at the confluence of two rivers at Ubud locality of Campuan, found the Gunung Lebah Temple on the valley floor, the site of which remains a pilgrim destination.
Ubud is the center of Balinese culture such as dances, sculpture, painting, etc. That’s why there are many museum in Ubud, including the Museum Puri Lukisan and the Agung Rai Museum Art. You will find many art shops at Ubud.
The main street is Jalan Raya Ubud runs east west through the center of town, there many top world class villas and restaurant beside the street.
Puri Saren Agung is a large palace located at intersection of Monkey Forest and Raya Ubud roads. It is the home of Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1910-1978) the last King of Ubud. It is also theUbud first Hotel from 1930s. Visitors can usually see the dance performance there at 7.30 PM daily.
Ubud tourism is focuses on culture, yoga, and nature. Contrast from another part of Bali, Ubud has forest, rivers, cooler temperature, and more quiet. Many boutiques style Hotel in Ubud offer a Spa treatment and mountain trekking. Spa treatment in Ubud is Highly recommended with it’s high class service.
Ubud was voted as the best city in Asia for 2009 on Conde Nast Traveller Magazine Readers’ Choice. 25,000 readers were surveyed with avaluation criteria Atmosphere?ambience, Culture/Site, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants, and Shoping. Balinese felt very thankful when they heard about the good news. The Julia Robert filming in Ubud (Eat, Pray, Love) making increasingly popularity of Ubud in the world. Many foreigner called this place as their second home. I think it is good to say Ubud is the best destination in Asia.
So welcome to Ubud - Bali