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Who can resist the temptation to enjoy relaxing nature walk in Ubud to start your day? Campuhan Ridge Walk is every trekker's favorite destination where they can enjoy the beauty of Ubud nature away from the city's noise. The attraction offer 9-kilometres long trekking tracks with spectacular vista of verdant valleys and forest with Mount Agung as the backdrop. It gets even more enjoyable as you can breathe in fresh refreshing air and listen to the sound of Wos River from the distance.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces is the most mentioned Ubud attraction for those who seek for tranquility during their vacation. It offer breathtaking view of traditional rice terraces spiralling down the green valleys creating several unique patterns, one is different from another. The view gets even better when the sun starts to set as the surrounding vista painted in gentle orange light. The weather is also breezy and nice, you'll get to breathe in fresh air as much as you want especially if you come at the correct time.
Bali is known for its countless charming art markets, the best one is Ubud Art Market. Located at the center of the town, Ubud Art Market sell plethora of wooden handicrafts, lovely cane works, and many other stunning local handiworks. Spend an hour or two to explore every nook and crannies of the market and browse over various ethnic handicrafts, crochets, jewelleries, and obviously some batik and ikat fabrics.
Visit Bali Birds and Reptile Park to view and interact with more than 1,000 birds of 250 species, including endangered exotic birds such as Bird of Paradise and hornbills. Right next to the bird park is Bali's Reptile Park housing some of the most enchanting and exotic reptiles and amphibians from around the world, you can even view the iconic Komodo dragons in the park. Each exhibits in both Bali Bird and Reptlie Park are built meticuluously to match each animal's natural habitat.
While Bali is highly popular for its numerous beaches, many visitors would prefer to visit Ubud more to enjoy its breezy weather and serene greenery. Ubud is home to many natural attractions offering stunning view of mountains, rice fields and overall much more peaceful holiday experience compare to the hustles in Kuta and other cities in Bali. Ubud is also known as the capital of Bali's culture, it boasts many art galleries, enchanting temples, and outstanding museums. Many tourists come to Ubud all clueless not knowing what to do in the city, but you don't have to be one! Here are our top Ubud attractions you should include in your travel itinerary.
How to Get Tickets?
If you're looking for free Ubud attractions, Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Art Market are best choices for you. Although obviously, you will need to bring enough budget if you're planning to go shopping in the art market. For Tegallalang Rice Terraces you only need to pay IDR 10,000 or $1 USD for one entrance ticket, no online reservations needed. You are recommended to book your ticket in advance if you're going to visit Bali Bird and Reptile Park to avoid long lineups, especially since the attraction will be highly crowded in holidays and weekends.
How To Get Around?
Each Ubud attraction can be explored only by walking. Ubud is also relatively small compare to other major cities in Bali, you can easily reach your destination by taking public bus, taxi, traditional mo-cab (bemo), or shuttle buses usually provided by your hotel. If you're familiar with Bali streets in general and own a driving license, you can rent a car or a motorcycle to go around Ubud.
What Should I Wear?
Unless you're visiting temples, you are free to wear any clothes that is comfortable and suit your activities. Bali's weather is relatively hot so it's best to wear light-weight clothes, opt for much more sporty outfits with comfortable walking shoes if you're going on a trekking in Campuhan Ridge Walk.
Best Time to Visit
Morning times is the best time to visit most Ubud attractions. You'll get better deals in Ubud Art Market, while the weather will be nice and breezy when you walk along Campuhan Ridge Walk and Tegallalang Rice Fields. It's also best to visit the rice fields in the afternoon to catch the breathtaking view of sunset. You can visit Bali Bird and Reptile Park at any time, however it's best to avoid weekends and holidays since the park can get crowded and uncomfortable.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you'll be alright on your own. Transportations in Ubud is easy and you'll get all informations needed including how to get around Ubud's attractions in this website.
How To Get There?
You can reach Ubud from Kuta or Denpasar Bali Airport by public buses or taxis. You can also rent a car from nearby car rental, though you'll have to bring along your driver license and have been familiarized with Bali's traffic.
There will be plethora of taxi services providing their service to you. But always be more careful and only pick the trusted ones. Always pick the blue taxis under Blue Bird agency. They always set their meter on, there will be small chance you'll get tricked. One thing to remember when you're visiting Ubud Art Market or any artisan galleries in Ubud is that, the prices offered there are not set on stone. Don't ever hesitate to haggle until you reach ideal price. Haggling is part of the culture which is fun to learn, of course as long as you do it in the right way.