Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Bali’s natural beauty comes in countless forms but the rice terraces create some of the island’s most awe-inspiring backdrops. The Tegalalang rice terraces in Ubud are famous place for snapping photos of what feels like the brightest green you’ll ever see, an interesting path to hike and small villages to explore. The rice fields’ terraces are works of art. The fields are various shades of green and are extremely well maintained. The coconut trees still give an extra charm. Be sureRead more

Ubud Palace

Located in the heart of Ubud, Puri Saren Agung was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s, and it is now inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Parts of the complex are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the many traditional and not excessively ornate buildings. Take time to appreciate the stone carvings, many by noted local artists like I GustiRead more

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring was built in 960 AD. Tirta Empul means “holy spring water” that is passing within the temple. The water feeds adjoining purification pools, baths and fish ponds surrounding the outer complex which then all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. While Bali’s other temples may be larger or more jaw-dropping, Tirta Empul Temple possesses a unique serenity that cannot be matched. This active prayer site inspires both Balinese Hindus and visitors of different beliefs.Read more

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Ubud

Hundreds of playful and interactive Macaque monkeys call the sacred forest home and roam freely around the tree canopy and temple complex. Cuddle up with these amazing local monkeys at the Monkey Forest sanctuary. See mother and their newborns, up close and personal, take as many pictures as you like, even feed the monkeys bananas! Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali Indonesia “Monkey forest in Ubud, Bali – home to over 600 cheeky wild monkeys.Read more

Zen Hideaway – Ubud

Zen Hideaway is enveloped deep within the tranquil ambience of Bali’s innate beauty. This hidden retreat is perched on the edge of the Ayung river gorge with a jaw-dropping vista of the valley, the river, the jungle, the rice fields and the peak of Mt Agung on the eastern horizon This place is famous for its swing that is hanging between coconut trees, high atop a hill, which offers you spectacular experience. The amazing view makes your swing ride thrillingRead more

Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple in Tampaksiring that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut shrines that are carved into 7-metre-high. Sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. Carved by hand into the hillside rocks a thousand years ago, this temple showcased the worshippers’ determination in an ancient time. There are four groups of buildings sculptured, three temples and a Buddhist temple on the Gunung Kawi. This is presumed to be the burialRead more

Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site located in Bedulu, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud in Bali. Locally known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River. Goa Gajah is thought to date back to at least the 11th century, was escavated in 1922. The centerpiece here is a cave, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha.Read more

Campuhan Ridge Walk

The popular walk along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers, known as Campuhan Ridge is an easily accessible opportunity not only to stretch your legs and get away from the traffic-clogged streets, it offers stunning vistas and a glimpse of village life. Campuhan in Balinese means the confluence of two rivers, spiritually significant to Balinese Hindus as energy centers, and the river junction here marks Ubud’s beginnings when in the eighth century, wanderingRead more

Campuhan Bridge

Campuhan Bridge, as it’s name suggest, is a bridge in Campuhan area. About 1 km west of Ubud center, Bali. It’s situated right next to Blanco Museum. The suspension foot bridge and concrete road bridge, over the Wos river ravine in Ubud. This bridge has another name: The bridge of love. Many couples from around the world put a padlocks on some parts of the bridge. As a symbol and hope for long lasting relationship. This bridge seemed quite oldRead more

Saraswati Temple

  This picturesque temple located right in the heart of Ubud honors Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature and art. Taman Kemuda Saraswati Temple is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of red lotus flowers. It does indeed make a pretty backdrop for a selfie, but it’s worth getting a little closer to admire the impressive entrance gate. Evening sees the temple lit up as the venue transforms to a stage for regular dance and music performances.Read more

Goa Garba

Goa Garba is located in Banjar Sawa Gunung, Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is a natural site that exudes calm estimated to have been built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Goa means “cave” and Garba means “in the belly of the earth”. Goa Garba exudes calmness and is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu militaryRead more