Things To Do In Ubud – When you visit Ubud, Bali, then you do not need to be confused about what to do in Ubud? There are many free things to do in Ubud that you can do with your families or friends. Enjoy the festivity, go see galleries, hike the hill of Campuhan, and other. Nothing can beat the natural beauty, the friendliness of local people, and the artistic way of life of Ubud.
Ubud is now one of the major tourist attractions in Bali. Ubud is 1 hour and 30 minutes from the airport. The main intersection is the junction of Monkey Forest Road and Ubud’s main road, Jalan Raya Ubud. Beautiful rice terraces climb the steep hillside and the tropical rain forest in the river valleys provide a picturesque setting. Reported from various source, this is a list of the top 10 free things to do in Ubud Bali that you need to know.
1. Hike the Hill of Campuhan
The first, top 10 free things to do in Ubud Bali is hike the Hill of Campuhan. Campuhan ridge walk is nestled between two rivers. The trail starts at the right side of Pura Gunung Lebah. It will soon climb up onto grassy hill and offers stunning views of the ridge lines running parallel to the hill. Each side is dense with thatch grass, and as the wind blows it creates the waves of grass. Ever dreamed about being in a beautiful landscape of your desktop wallpaper? This is the right place! The sky, the clouds, the thatch grass, all so rich in vivid colors.
The path ends after 1 km distance as it meets a village street at the crest of the hill. Welcome to Bangkiang Sidem, the artist’s village. This is an area of small villas, guest houses, private homes, and small art galleries before emerging into stunning terraced rice fields. Backtracking the same trail to central Ubud is the quietest, most scenic route. Besides it’s an easy downhill stroll.
2. Visit the Royal Palace and the Temples
The second, top 10 free things to do in Ubud Bali is visit the Royal Palace and the Temples. With the ornate temples and intricate architecture, Ubud is the perfect place for the art lovers. There is this Ubud palace where the royal family lives, but you can still stroll the grounds and admire the buildings. Across the road there is Puri Saren Agung where dance performances usually take place in the evening (FYI it’s not a free show). But if you wander around in the late afternoon, there is a chance for you to stumble upon rehearsals in progress.
You can also visit the majestic Pura Taman Saraswati, a temple that is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of lotus flowers (these flowers blossom from Dec to Feb). Want to trace back the time? Pura Gunung Lebah will suit you. This temple is located on the banks of Campuhan river. Some say this is the oldest temple in Ubud, built by Rsi Markandya more than a thousand years ago. Yes, it’s about time to explore the history.