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Top Choice Literature in Ubud

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Southeast Asia's major literary event brings together writers and readers from around the world in a five-day celebration of writing – especially writing that touches on Bali. A major event on the Ubud calendar.
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

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 during his time as a dealer he also built one of Indonesia's most …
Top Choice Gallery in Ubud

Neka Art Museum

Offering an excellent introduction to Balinese art, this impressive museum displays its top-notch collection of works in a series of pavilions and halls. Don't miss the multi-room Balinese Painting Hall, which showc…
Top Choice Desserts in Ubud

Room4Dessert

Celebrity chef Will Goldfarb, who hails from the States and gained fame via Netflix's Chef's Table, runs what could be a nightclub but is in fact a dessert bar where patrons who book far enough in advance (you'll ne…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Ubud

Night Rooster

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

Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

This 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 and weaving methods.…
Top Choice Cafe in Ubud

Sweet Orange Warung

An idyllic location in the midst of a rice field a short walk from the centre of town makes this a wonderful spot for a drink or simple meal. You'll be serenaded by water running through the farming channels, birds …
Top Choice Indonesian in Ubud

Hujon Locale

Chef Will Meyrick is the culinary genius behind Mama San in Seminyak, and his Ubud outpost is just as impressive. The menu delivers traditional Indonesian with modern, creative flair and the results are uniformly de…
Top Choice Cafe in Ubud

Full Circle

Australian-style cafe society is represented by a few popular businesses here in Ubud, and this is its most recent – and sleek – incarnation. Though in a slightly out-of-the-way location, it's worth making the trek …
Top Choice Lounge in Ubud

Bridges

The namesake bridges are right outside the Divine Wine & Cocktail Bar on the lower level of this bar/restaurant complex, which has sweeping views of the river gorge. You’ll hear the rush of the water far below w…