If you google about Bali, the first place will come is Ubud which has eventually become the face of the country. Travellers, tourists, couples coming to Bali love to spend their days in this peaceful small town. Yes, don’t give us a confused look but it is correct that Ubud is a small town with less population and better known for its beautiful lush green rice paddy fields.
Ubud is a perfect getaway from the busy and crowded life into a serene, picturesque place. Treat for the eyes and rejuvenation for the soul, Ubud is often referred to as the spiritual and cultural capital of Bali. It is about a 1.5-hour drive from Kuta. Although this place will make you stop for more than a day if you have a tight plan then, in that case, this article is for you. We have curated a one-day itinerary to Ubud.
Things To See In Ubud
1. Coffee Plantation Tour
Luwak kopi or poop coffee is one of the most popular and costliest coffee in the world. So, before you rush for a conclusion, please wait and read why this coffee is so costly and whether it is good? I would say yes because the civet is actually clever and only picks those coffee cherries which are most ripe. Second, their digestion changes the structure of the protein which again removes some acidity properties.
2. Ubud Royal Palace
Ubud Royal Palace is a historical attraction and is a perfect place for understanding the history of the place. The landmark is the residence of late Ubud King. The history of Bali’s royal ruling families goes as far back as the 10th century but it wasn’t until the 1300’s that they became historically renown. There is a giant auditorium, famous banyan tree, art and traditional antiquities. Entry to the palace is free.
3. Taman Saraswati Temple
A beautiful Balinese Hindu temple, dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati. The temple offering sightseeing and photo opportunities with its classical Balinese temple architecture and a beautiful foyer featuring ponds filled with blooming pink lotuses. Plumeria trees decorate the edges of the pond, while the straight bridge-like access is decorated with paras (volcanic tuff) sculptures of Hindu mythological figures.
4. Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The breathtaking lush fields of rice plantations, intricately designed terraces which have a stone path for visitors to walk on will leave a mark on your mind. In some places, the path can be a bit steep, narrow or even muddy so be careful and choose only shoes to walk. You can even sit at cafes and enjoy the rice terraces, panoramic views while sipping on a cup of coffee.
5. Goa Gajah Cave Temple
The less known place in Ubud is basically a cave temple. The entrance of the temple is a menacing creature’s face with its mouth open. Inside the temple, you will find a representation of the Hindu god Shiva and on the other Ganesha.
6. Tegenungan Waterfall
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There are many waterfalls in Ubud. The most popular one is Tegenungan Waterfall which is a great attraction for nature lovers. You can go down to the vast pebbly base and enjoy a dip in the plunge pool.
What to Do:
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While walking in the rice paddy field you can indulge in swing activity which is one of the most popular activity among the people. Try some local dishes and shop in the local market. Ah, don’t forget to purchase those cane bags for yourself and your family members.
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