Top 100 best destinations in the World No.14: Ubud- Indonesia


(Worldkings) Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces.

Tegallalang Rice Terrace (source: riceterracetourbali)

Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.


Goa Gajah (source: bali-indonesia)

Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit. It is located in the valley near the Petanu River. The cave’s entrance shows a menacing giant face with its wide open mouth as the door. This giant face is considered as the “protector” for the prayers and followers.


Ubud Monkey Forest (source: bali-indonesia)

Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions; a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. Besides watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas, the site offers cool walks along paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Beautiful ancient temples with guardian statues covered in moss also feature throughout the forest.


Puri Saren Royal Palace (allbalitourservice)

A visit to the Puri Saren Royal Palace is on many of the itineraries to the Ubud area. It has well-preserved Balinese architecture and charming garden settings, and is best known among lovers of Balinese arts as one of the main sites to view dramatic evening dance performances.


ARMA (source: fabulousubud)

Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) is not just about its vast art collection; it is a place where visitors can learn much about Balinese traditions and cultural aspects. Traditional Balinese gamelan orchestras, woodcarvings, Balinese dance and history, indigenous fabrics, and traditional cuisine are all bonus highlights here.


Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park (onlinebalidriver)

Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park is a unique and educational attraction fit for the whole family. Two hectares of fine tropical gardens offer an interesting leisurely walk amidst the rich compilation of nearly a thousand exotic birds from the Indonesian archipelago and around the world. In addition to the main attraction, the adjoining Reptile Park offers an extensive assortment of reptile and amphibian specimens among the horticultural gardens. On display is the giant Komodo dragon with other specimens including pythons, lizards, geckos, toads, frogs, turtles, tortoises and crocodiles.


Bali Zoo (source: familybalitour)

Finally, the Bali Zoo is a place where families and children can meet the various animals in the secure enclosures, including Sumatran tigers, white tigers, lions, babi rusa, deer, orang-utans, Komodo dragons, crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, snakes, Bali starlings, cassowaries, peacocks and many other exotic creatures.

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