Attractions

Top Choice Monument in Tampaksiring

Gunung Kawi

At the bottom of a lush green river valley lies one of Bali's oldest and largest ancient monuments. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues. Par…
Top Choice Cave in Bedulu

Goa Gajah

Some 2km southeast of Ubud on the road to Bedulu, Goa Gajah is carved into a rock face and you enter through the cavernous mouth of a demon. Inside the T-shaped cave you can see fragmentary remains of the lingam, th…
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

Neka Art Museum

The creation of Suteja Neka, a private collector and dealer in Balinese art, Neka Art Museum has an excellent and diverse collection. It's a good place to learn about the development of painting in Bali. You can get…
Top Choice Museum in Ubud

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 everyday life. This museum displays fine examples of all sch…
Top Choice Park in Ubud

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

This cool and dense swath of jungle, officially called Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, houses three holy temples. The sanctuary is inhabited by a band of over 600 grey-haired and greedy long-tailed Balinese macaques who…
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

Agung Rai Museum of Art

Founded by Agung Rai as a museum, gallery and cultural centre, the impressive ARMA is the only place in Bali to see haunting works by influential German artist Walter Spies, alongside many more masterpieces. The mus…
Top Choice Historic Site in Bedulu

Yeh Pulu

Amid beautiful rice-terrace vistas, a man having his hand munched by a boar is one of the scenes on the 25m-long carved cliff face known as Yeh Pulu, believed to be a hermitage from the late 14th century. Even if yo…
Top Choice Monument in Tampaksiring

Tirta Empul

Discovered in AD 962 and believed to have magical powers, the holy springs here bubble up into a large, crystal-clear pool within the temple and gush out through waterspouts into a bathing pool. A well-signposted fo…
Top Choice Museum in Mas

Setia Darma House of Masks & Puppets

This is one of the best museums in the Ubud area, home to more than 7000 ceremonial masks and puppets from Bali, Indonesia, Asia and beyond. All are beautifully displayed in a series of renovated historic buildings.…
Top Choice Hindu Temple in Ubud

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 Dewi Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and the arts, who has clea…