Ubud is, in many ways, the cultural hub of Bali. Home to one of Bali’s royal families, this traditional country town has royal palaces and ancient temples. The town is also where some of the world’s notable artisans and collectors have visited and worked in. Along the main street are dozens of art studios and galleries, along with an excellent local crafts market selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings, and jewellery.
A short drive outside Ubud will take you to Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Forest, and the photogenic Tegallalang rice terrace. Join a day trip to local villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan, where you can see locals making and selling authentic Balinese crafts.