BEST PLACES TO SEE IN UBUD
As the name suggests, the Bali Ubud Monkey Forest, home to monkeys, including males, females, juvenile and infants, is a universe in itself. This small rainforest offers a unique opportunity to adventure-seekers to get close to the wildlife in its natural habitat. Don’t forget to pay attention to the local community for its significant role in maintaining the natural habitat.
DMZ or the Dream Museum Zone Bali is a 3-dimensional space, which allows the Instagram-era tourists to click a variety of images with life-size murals. The 3-storey Museum is home to trick-art optical illusions, spread across 120 setups, ranging from Van Gogh to shark attacks. Whether there are kids with you or not, you will enjoy this outing very much!
Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali, also houses Pura Besakih, most sacred temple for Balinese. The hardest trek to the top of the mountain offers, beside a sense of accomplishment, some incredible views around. You can take some drinks and snacks in your backpack because after the tedious trek, you would want to sit on top and relax for some time. Also, it can get quite cold and windy on top, so wear warm clothes.
4) Mount Batur – Hot spring
A popular peak for climbing among tourists to Bali, Mount Batur offers breathtaking views at the end of a gruelling trekking session. At 1717 meters, you will find tranquillity on the top even as you contemplate the beauty of the surroundings. There is food sold on top so you can replenish yourself after a hard trek. Keep a water bottle, an extra layer of clothing and wear comfortable shoes!
A visit to the Mas village in Bali lends an artistic touch to your vacation with its unique wood crafting tour. Located in Ubud, this village is known for its typical wood carving style, which speaks volumes about the beautiful synergy happening between the nature and human. Tourists come from far & wide to visit the art shops to watch artisans at work & also to purchase wood carvings to take back home.
6) Ubud village
If you would like to spend a day soaking in every aspect of the Balinese life style, in its full glory, go for the full day tour of the Ubud village – a comprehensive tourist destination. During this tour, you will visit the Celuk Village, Batun Temple, Mas Village, Tegalalang rice terrace and the Ubud
Monkey Forest, among other sightseeing options.
7) Tea and Coffee Plantation
One unique aspect of travelling through Bali is its Agro-tourism, which includes visits to the local coffee and tea plantations. Now, it is not just about “Kopi Luwak” – the world famous poop coffee – but much more. You can plan visits to plantations of tea, pineapple, snake fruit, potatoes, cacao, durian, etc and experience the traditional ways of agriculture.
8) Goa Gajah Temple
This is an archaeological site located 6kms from central Ubud. This temple complex boasts of a central meditational cave, a courtyard, fountains, bathing pools and rock carvings. The meditational cave, also known as the “Elephant Cave”, offers a serene place to spend a few quiet moments. You can take a couple of hours to explore the place and admire its relic-filled ambience.
9 ) Upside down world Medan
Enter the crazy, upside down world of the “Upside Down World” at Bali, where you have 7 rooms specially designed in a way that is gravity-defying. It goes without saying that you need to keep your cameras handy for this one! This establishment has a master bedroom, a kitchen-cum-dining room as well as a laundry among other things, which give you an upside-down view of the world in a quirky way. The Upside Down World makes for a very interesting trip and you are bound to come back disoriented!
With the presence of some of the best spas in the world around Bali, your vacation would be incomplete if you don’t opt for the 90 minutes couple spa at one of the establishments. There are attractive packages for tourists looking for a royal treatment or a mind-relaxing rubdown. Feel rejuvenated and ready to face the world with the ancient therapies used to sooth you.