Back Pin to Pinterest
Photo of Jessie Leung

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia, Jessie has always had a love for adventure and learning about different cultures. A software developer by trade, you'll never see her without her MacBook.

. Indonesia

7 Things to do in Ubud

Ubud was one of our must-visit areas of Bali when we visited in October 2017. Here are some of the things we did during our stay.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

The view at Tegalalang rice terraces
The view at Tegalalang rice terraces - you can see the layered rice paddies!
Tegalalang rice terraces
Going to see the rice terraces means climbing a few steps

Tegalalang rice terraces is one of the most famous destinations to visit while you are in Ubud. It features absolutely beautiful layered rice terraces, which are perfect for a photo op!

 

Ubud Art Market

Ubud art market stall
Looking at some of the arts and crafts at the market
Ubud art market stall
A stall at the Ubud art market - we bought sarongs here!

Ubud art market is filled with goodies like paintings, handmade crafts, traditional Balinese sarongs and the like. Ubud is after all the art capital of Bali!

Pura Taman Saraswati (Ubud Water Palace Temple)

Water Palace at Ubud
Water Palace at Ubud
Water Palace at Ubud
Water Palace close up at Ubud

The Water Palace in Ubud is absolutely gorgeous. It is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of of learning, wisdom and the river, Dewi Saraswati. Enjoy the views of the pink lotuses and water ponds.

Ubud Palace

Ubud Royal Palace
Ubud Royal Palace

Ubud Palace is a great place to visit while in Ubud town, as it’s on the main road. You’ll be able to see the Balinese architecture, which is well preserved here.

Campuhan Ridge Walk

For those of you who enjoy quieter attractions, this is for you! The Campuhan Ridge Walk takes you up to see the Campuhan rice terraces in Ubud, equally beautiful as the Tegalalang rice terraces. A short hike (around an hour or so) is required.

Campuhan Ridge Walk
The hike up to see the Campuhan rice terraces
Karsa Cafe
Take a break at Karsa Cafe along the Campuhan Ridge Walk

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall is relatively easy to get to, compared to other waterfalls in Bali which are in the mountains or not publicly known.

Stay at a resort overlooking the jungle

Our view from the balcony at Alaya Resort in Ubud
Our view from the balcony at Alaya Resort in Ubud

No trip to Bali is complete without staying at a resort, and few things trump waking up to a view of the jungle whilst staying in a Balinese villa.