Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Ubud - 2009



Ubud is a small city/town in the hills of Central Bali. It is about an hours drive from the airport. It is made up busy streets lined with shops, houses, restaurants. The busy streets slowly give way to rice fields on the outskirts. The town is very steep in parts.

The day is very busy with traffic but in the evening it all seems to cease.

The food in the restaurants are very good and there is a wide variety of accommodation with a wide price range starting at about 100 000 rupiah for a simple fan room with breakfast.

Generally the town has a laid back feel and is a good base for activities that are available in the centre of Bali.



THINGS TO DO AROUND UBUD

Batubulan – stonework
Celuk – silver and gold
Sukawti – traditional craft market pasar seni
Mas – woodcarving
Batuan – pura puseh - 1st and 15th of month


Sights
Goa gajah – elephant cave
Tampaksiring - Gunung kawi royal monuments - Pura tirta empul
Petula – herons at sunset
Sebatu – pura gunung kawi – spring temple


Activities
Taman Burung Bali Bird Park and Rimba Reptil Park
Canyon tubing ??
Downhill cycling - 275 000/200 000 www.baliecocycling.com
Gunung Batur - Volcano climb – 250 000 for walk to three volcano peaks
Rafting – white water
Sebatu – street walk, pura gunung kawi
Taro – elephant safari park
Danau Bratan, Tamblingan and Buyan – canoe, walk, temples
Candikunning and Bedugul – recreation park, views, markets
Bali botanic gardens – plants, ropes course


THINGS TO DO IN UBUD

Ubud tourist information centre – to left of markets
Ubud palace, puri saren agung
Pura marajan agung – gate
Pura desa ubud – for community
Pura taman saraswati – left of market right side – via cafĂ© lotus – pond – dance
Agung rai museum of art – dance and gamelan practice
Pasar ubud (Ubud market)





Puppet shows
Dance show
Cooking class – 175 000 adult 125 000 child
Spas
Monkey forest sanctuary



Walks





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