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Things to do in Ubud

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Forest
“The Sacred Monkey Forest is the best known natural sanctuary in Bali. It is located in the village of Padangtegal, off the Monkey Forest Road which is about 10 minutes drive away from the villa. It is home to three temples and around 600 long-tail Macaques monkeys. Inside the forest they sell bunches of bananas to feed the inhabitants. If you hold a banana above your head, the monkey will climb up your body and sit on your shoulder to eat it! The monkeys are everywhere! They are surprisingly friendly and can be very cheeky so its very important to keep your belongings secured and out of sight as they are notorious for quickly stealing sunglasses, bags, food from tourists if care is not taken. Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Open: Daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm Phone: +62 (0)361 971 304”
  • 188 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The heritage culture artchitexture of Bali leadership by Royal lead local people village in ceremonial of every village with high spirit Gods”
  • 102 locals recommend
Market
“Good place where you can buy clothes, and souvenirs for family or relatives and negotiable ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“The Ubud Art Market is a good place to find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, statues, kites, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats and many other hand-crafted goods and souvenirs/ gifts. Locally known as Pasar Seni Ubud, the market is just opposite Puri Saren Agung (Ubud Royal Palace). There are plenty of the common items that you’ll find all around the island, including beach clothes and shirts printed with “Bali” on them, as well as ikat (woven) skirts, Balinese-style paintings, woodcarvings and woven baskets. Most of the goods found at the Ubud Art Market are made in the neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan.Read more. Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Open: Daily from 8am to 5pm”
  • 58 locals recommend
Field
“This place offers an escape from contemporary boutique, guesthouse and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud with 9km long trails along with a great views.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“great place to meet up with friends, take workshops and dance in the popular 'ecstatic dance' Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful Museum set in lovely gardens and offering a look at the Bali of years gone by.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Piano Bar
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“Its the only one in Ubud Open until early morning and has a lot variant of drinks”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Another famous restaurants in Ubud is called Bebek Bengil which translates as the ‘Dirty Duck’. The restaurant backs on to pretty rice paddies and the story goes that when the restaurant was being built a group of ducks waddled through and gave the building its name. As you would expect, duck features heavily on the menu and you can get traditional dishes such as crispy duck rubbed with a Balinese blend of herbs and spices which was first pioneered here in the 90’s, or you can enjoy fusion dishes such as duck salad with melon.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Spa
“The Kecak dance performance here only happens during the new and full moon. It's unlike any other Kecak performance you've seen. Definitely work checking out.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Restaurant, Tapas Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue, the happening Laughing Buddha is a happy place! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“www.armabali.com/museum/ Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud A "must visit" if you're into art and culture, ARMA's permanent collection ranges from traditional to contemporary art, featuring works from prominent Balinese and international masters, and there are also regular temporary exhibitions. It's more than a museum - it is a centre for visual and performing arts and features theatre performances, dance, music, painting classes and cultural workshops. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best local coffee - try their daily brew or a cup of cappucinno/ picollo latte.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Balinese Restaurant
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“The best "babi guling" in Ubud! Its a typical balinese meal based on suckling pig! Yuummy :)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Cultural heart of Bali - visit the markets, the monkey forest and watch the Balinese dancing. About an hour away by car.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Small shop with great affordable selection of organic produce as well as some staple pantry products and toiletries. There is also a restaurant.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Piano Bar
“Its the only one in Ubud Open until early morning and has a lot variant of drinks”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Another famous restaurants in Ubud is called Bebek Bengil which translates as the ‘Dirty Duck’. The restaurant backs on to pretty rice paddies and the story goes that when the restaurant was being built a group of ducks waddled through and gave the building its name. As you would expect, duck features heavily on the menu and you can get traditional dishes such as crispy duck rubbed with a Balinese blend of herbs and spices which was first pioneered here in the 90’s, or you can enjoy fusion dishes such as duck salad with melon.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant, Tapas Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue, the happening Laughing Buddha is a happy place! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best local coffee - try their daily brew or a cup of cappucinno/ picollo latte.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Balinese Restaurant
“The best "babi guling" in Ubud! Its a typical balinese meal based on suckling pig! Yuummy :)”
  • 31 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Small shop with great affordable selection of organic produce as well as some staple pantry products and toiletries. There is also a restaurant.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Multi-course set-menu that celebrates local flavors. We enjoy lunch more than dinner. Make reservations well in advance.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A unique and modern approach to Indonesian and Balinese food yet surely authentic even for the local tastebud.”
  • 30 locals recommend

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