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Bali Sight Seeing and a day in Ubud

Bali Sight Seeing and a day in Ubud

Bali Ubud rice paddies
Rice Paddies in Ubud

Bali sightseeing and a day in Ubud
Ubud in the centre of Bali is an area of great natural beauty, filled with rice paddy fields on steep ravines. It would be a real shame to go to Bali and not visit Ubud. We went for the day, but next time I plan to stay for a few nights at least.

Bali Ubud Palace sightseeing
Ubud Palace
The scenery on the drive up to Ubud is spectacular. Famed for art and culture you can visit local artist’s studios, silver smith and gem houses and batik making artisans. Ubud Palace and the Monkey Forest are also worth a visit.
Bali Ubud Palace sightseeing interior
Bali Ubud Palace sightseeing
Bali Ubud Palace sightseeing artist studios
Inspiring environment at the artists studios
Dewa Putu Toris
Artists Studio
BR Tengah
Batuan, Sukawati
Gianyar, Bali

Ubud is full of culture and each small village has a special art, craft or artisanal skill they specialise in. In artists village I visited Dewa Putu Toris, a tiny but exquisitely decorated studio, housing the work of several local painters and craftsmen. These studios also double up as gallery and selling space.

Bali Ubud sightseeing ornate decoration
Every building is elaborately decorated
Over the years Ubud has become quite a tourist hotspot, especially since many of the scenes from ‘Eat, Prey, Love’ were filmed here. There is something very spiritual about Ubud, go for a walk amid the paddy fields and take in the lush greenery. Shopping here is totally tourist driven, think silk sarongs and wooden locally carved sculptures.
Bali Ubud batik studios fabric
Batik studios
Bali Ubud coffee plantation
Coffee tasting at the coffee plantations

Coffee connoisseurs should visit the Kopi Luwak plantations. Home to the worlds most expensive coffee which is made from poo! Or to be more precise Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee, is made from beans that have been eaten and passed through the digestive system of Palm Civets, which are little weasel type rodents. Oh yum!

Bali Ubud Seminyak scenery view mountain
Breathtaking scenery on the drive from Seminyak to Ubud
Bali Ubud Seminyak scenery view coconut
Bali culture Durian fruit eating
The infamous Durian fruit, eat at your own peril! it smells like sick!
Bali women cloth carrying
Who are you calling cloth head?
Bali, sightseeing and a day in Ubud
A local rice farmer
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