Must see attractions in Ubud

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    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…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Petulu

    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

    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…

  • 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

    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

    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…

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    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

    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

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

  • Pura Mrajan Agung

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

  • Pura Desa Ubud

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

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • 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…

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    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…