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7 fun ways to enjoy your vacation in Ubud - A different side to Bali!

Bali offers a lot of fun activities apart from its beaches and views. Read on to find out the top things you must do when in Ubud, for a memorable holiday.


Visiting the Monkey Forest

Ubud attracts a lot of attention among tourists, and the Monkey forest is its hotspot. This forest is actually owned by the villagers of Padangtegal and the forest is home to about seven hundred monkeys and around two hundred types of trees. There's a small fee to enter the premises and you can enjoy a fabulous time here.


Exploring the Tegallalang Rice Terraces

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces is another popular activity that attracts hordes of tourists. The terraces are spectacular and if you have any photoshoots in mind this holiday, you must know it cannot get better than this. You can have a good bite to eat in the cafes and enjoy the glorious views. Besides, if you're looking for Ubud villas to stay in, then you can check out properties like Chapung Sebali, for a cosy stay.


Hiking on the Campuhan Ridge Walk

If you would like to explore the natural beauty of this place, then hiking at the Campuhan Ridge Walk is a must. This is one of the popular activities to do out here, and nature lovers absolutely adore it. The vista of the hillside is breathtaking. The trail is around 9 km and it winds its way through the Sungai Wos River valley. When the skies are clear, you will also have a view of the Majestic Mt Agung. No entrance ticket is required, and you can enjoy the place to your heart's content.


Shopping at the Ubud Art Market

If you have any plans for shopping this vacation, then you have come to the right place to do so. Ubud has its shopping centre called the Ubud Art Market. You know all the pretty things that you see people wear when they come from Bali? All the beautiful handmade scarves and bags? Well, you can find it all here. You can also get your souvenirs and gifts too at the market.


Watching a Kecak Dance

How about seeing some traditional dance performances in Bali? Well, when in Ubud you can witness first hand the Kecak dance which is a popular type of dance where performers will be moving to rhythmic beats and chants. It is quite mesmerising and among the best things to witness at night. Head over to the Taman Kaja village for a wonderful time.


Cycling around the Town

The best way to explore Ubud is on a cycle tour. You can easily rent a bike and set off in the early hours of the morning to have a proper look at the jaw-dropping landscapes and witness the local life. You will also come across carts selling exotic tropical fruits, and not to mention the Bali coffee. Missing out on these experiences would be a shame.


Visiting the Tirta Empul Water Temple

When in Ubud, you must explore its temples, and the Tirta Empul Water Temple offers a different experience from the ones you might have already visited.

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