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Top 5 things to see on an Ubud tour

Ubud is packed with so much of Bali's wonders that in order to do justice to them you need to give yourself plenty of time in the city. Below are the top 5 categories that should be covered in Ubud.

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Art Museums and Galleries

Art Museums and Galleries

A holiday in Ubud is not complete without basking in the city's breathtaking artwork. Reputed as a hothouse for exquisite Balinese Art, Ubud is adorned with a plethora of Art Museums and Galleries that makes one drown in the rich colors and brush strokes evident in the many exhibits. Love for art is a royal obsession, since the King of Ubud himself co-founded the Pitamaha Artists Cooperative in 1936. The 2 finest Museums in the Ubud is the Blanco Renaissance Museum and the Museum Puri Lukisan, there are however several more but the above two are good enough to enjoy a holistic view of Art expressed in Bali.

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The Paddy Fields of Ubud

The Paddy Fields of Ubud

The lush green paddy that carpets most of Ubud symbolizes the utter beauty of Bali. Occupying Acres and acres of land, the softness of the fields gives visitors a strong urge to delve in the vistas of ever green beauty. However, cycling or walking is a preferred option of exploring the many varying rice fields in Ubud. You can either opt for fields perched on winded paths that scale through small quaint villages or you can cycle through long straight paths with lush paddy fields on either side. The sight of soft Paddy early in the morning gives a feeling of tranquility that you will never forget. In fact for many their favorite luxury retreat Bali has is perched right in the heart of such paddy. From the Uma by COMO Ubud, paddy fields are in close vicinity.

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The Balinese Dance Performances

The Balinese Dance Performances

Culture, color and plenty of expressive emotions are some of the highlights of the Balinese Dance Performances. Ubud with its dense population of tourists have a number of excellent theatres where dance performances are held almost every other day. The Ubud Palace and Pura Dalem are 2 popular locations to take in the best of traditional Balinese Dance. Offering a chance to savor dramatic Hindu legends portrayed through a series of traditional dance moves; the Balinese dance is truly a sight to see. Twice a week at Pura Dalem, you even get fire dances performed outdoors.

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The Hindu Temples

The Hindu Temples

The essence of Hinduism, a faith etched on Bali centuries back time, is perfectly preserved in this beautiful island of Indonesia. In nearly every nook and corner of Ubud you find exquisite temples that boast unparalleled architecture and skillfully sculpted statues. Through art and ornament, Hinduism is so perfectly portrayed. The list of temples adorning Ubud is exhaustive but the ancient Pura Penataran Asih and the Pura Besakih located on the slopes of Mount Agung are the 2 most venerated sites in the island and draw the wealth of Balinese visitors.

5

Taman Nusa Cultural Park

Taman Nusa Cultural Park

The culture in Ubud is just as interesting as the plethora of attractions that adorns this area. Through a series of interesting and authentically recreated exhibits, the Taman Nusa Cultural Park portrays the best of Indonesian culture with specific emphasis to the differences found from area to area all across the Indonesian archipelago. This 15 hectare land is filled is one of Bali's most unique cultural attractions, offering an inspiring and educational day out for the whole family.