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Top Choice Fusion in Ubud

Locavore

The foodie haven in Ubud, this temple to locally sourced foods is the town's toughest table. Book weeks in advance. Meals are degustation and can top out at nine courses; expect the joy to last three hours. Chefs Ee…
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 Cocktail Bar in Ubud

Night Rooster

From the same folks who do Locavore, this neighbouring, second-storey cocktail bar boasts a talented mixologist and some fascinating flavour combos. Inventive cocktails include things such as jack-fruit-infused dry …
Top Choice Lounge in Ubud

Room 4 Dessert

Celebrity chef Will Goldfarb, who gained fame as the dessert chef in Manhattan, runs what could be a nightclub except that it just serves dessert. Get some friends and order the sampler. Pair everything with his lin…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Ubud

Moksa

Forget that farm-to-table stuff, at Moksa it's farm-to-fork-to-farm. Based at their own permaculture farm, the restaurant shows the extraordinary meals that can be made with vegetables prepared simply. Half the dish…
Top Choice Museum in Mas

Setia Darma House of Mask and 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 Textiles in Ubud

Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

This small, professional textile gallery and shop sponsors the production of naturally dyed, handmade ritual textiles from around Indonesia. It exists to help recover skills in danger of being lost to modern dyeing …