Must-see attractions in Ubud

  • Agung Rai Museum of Art

    Agung Rai Museum of Art


    If you only visit one museum in Ubud, make it this one. Founder Agung Rai built his fortune selling Balinese artwork to foreigners in the 1970s, and…

  • Neka Art Museum

    Neka Art Museum


    Offering an excellent introduction to Balinese art, the top-notch collection is displayed in a series of pavilions and halls. Don't miss the multiroom…

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

    Ubud Monkey Forest


    This cool and dense swath of jungle officially houses three holy temples. The sanctuary is inhabited by a band of over 600 grey-haired and greedy long…

  • The Sacred Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus Ibis) Of Petulu Come To Roost And Nest In The Trees Each Night, Ubud, Bali. (Photo By: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)



    Every evening beginning after 5pm, up to 20,000 big herons fly in to Petulu, a village about 2.5km north of Jl Raya Ubud, squabbling over the prime…

  • Pura Taman Saraswati

    Pura Taman Saraswati


    Waters from the temple at the rear of this site feed the pond in the front, which overflows with pretty lotus blossoms. There are carvings that honour…

  • Shrine at Museum Puri Lukisan

    Museum Puri Lukisan


    It was in Ubud that the modern Balinese art movement started, when artists first began to abandon purely religious themes and court subjects for scenes of…

  • Ubud Palace, Bali

    Ubud Palace


    This modest palace and its temple, Puri Saren Agung, share a compound in the heart of Ubud. Most of its structures were built after the 1917 earthquake…

  • Pura Gunung Lebah

    Pura Gunung Lebah


    This old temple, which sits on a jutting rock at the confluence of two tributaries of Sungai Cerik (campuan means 'two rivers'), has recently benefited…

  • Pura Penataran Sasih


    This was once the state temple of the Pejeng kingdom. In the inner courtyard, high up in a pavilion and difficult to see, is the huge bronze drum known as…

  • Neka Gallery

    Neka Gallery


    Operated by Suteja Neka since 1966, this low-key gallery is a separate entity from the other gallery bearing Neka's name, Neka Art Museum. It has a…

  • Pura Dalem Agung

    Pura Dalem Agung


    Nestled within the Ubud Monkey Forest, the Pura Dalem Agung has a real Indiana Jones feel to it; the entrance to the inner temple features Rangda figures…

  • Puri Saren Agung

    Puri Saren Agung


    Puri Saren Agung shares space with the Ubud Palace. It's a modest temple you can see within the compound.

  • Pura Marajan Agung

    Pura Mrajan Agung


    Behind the magnificent gates lies the private temple for Ubud’s royal family (no admission).

  • Vendor selling fish at Pasar Ikan fish market, Sunda Kelapa.

    Pura Desa Ubud


    The main temple for the Ubud community. It is often closed but comes alive for ceremonies.

  • Museum Gedung Arca


    This archaeological museum in Pejeng, 5km east of central Ubud, has a reasonable collection of Balinese artefacts. The exhibits in several small buildings…

  • Pura Pusering Jagad


    Dating from 1329, this temple in Pejeng, 5km east of central Ubud, is visited by young couples who pray at the stone lingam and yoni. Also in the compound…

  • Sayan Terrace


    Gaze into the Sungai Ayung Valley from the grounds of this venerable but extremely dated hotel. This was the home of composer and musicologist Colin…

  • Blanco Renaissance Museum

    Antonio Blanco Museum


    The home and namesake museum of Antonio Blanco (1912–99) captures this artist’s theatrical spirit. Sometimes called the 'Dali of Bali', Blanco came to…

  • Pura Kebo Edan


    Who can resist a sight called Crazy Buffalo Temple? Although not an imposing structure, it's famous for its much-weathered 3m-high statue, known as the…

  • Lempad's House


    The home of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, caged birds and all, is open to the public but it's mainly used as a gallery for a group of artists that includes…