Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali province and it is totally different from regions of Bali in terms of atmosphere. You will find an endless list of places to visit in Ubud including museums, art galleries, gardens, and several Hindu and Buddhist temples. It also has various other remarkable highlights among which The Royal palace is the most popular one.
Not only the tourist sites, but the lovely city of Ubud is also famous for its fine dining and delicious cuisines. Most of the restaurants in Bali serve vegetarian foods that are worth trying at least once. In case you are confused and wondering where to start your trip, then do have a look at the below list of top 10 places to visit in Ubud.
Top 10 Places To Visit In Ubud
1. Campuhan Ridge Walk
Go for a day tour to Campuhan Ridge Walk and witness the beautiful scenery of Ubud. While here, take a walk between lush areas among the lovely hills surrounded by valleys. Follow the pathway that leads towards the Gunung Lebah temple.
It is one of the gorgeous places to visit in Ubud if you want to relax after getting tired from a long trip. The trekking trail is very simple and easy to pass unlike other trails in Bali.
Timings: 5:30 AM–7:00 PM
Things To Do:
- Take a walk and enjoy the breathtaking scenic views
- Spend whole day
Location: Jalan Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud
2. Tjampuhan’s Sacred Hills
A yet another scenic beauty of Ubud, Tjampuhan’s Sacred Hills is a peaceful destination situated above the high hills of Ubud. If you prefer small treks over challenging and long treks then visit this region. The atmosphere you will get here is so peaceful that will force you to stay longer or may even feel like not going back.
The best time to visit Tjampuhan is from July to August, but you also prefer to come here during the months of September, May, or even April. Make sure, if you are visiting in the warm season then avoid coming here during the afternoon and try to be here early in the morning.
Best Time To Visit: July to August
- Casa Luna Restaurant
- Lotus Pond Cafe
Things To Do:
- Take a walk in the village
- Witness the beautiful sunset views
- Pay a visit to Tjampuhan Temple
- Go for a trek
- Spend a night in one of the resorts or a private hom
Location: Jalan Bangkiang Sidem, Kelusa, Payangan, Ubud
3. Ubud Art Market
The famous market in Bali among the tourists housing everything you may be looking for while on a trip to Ubud. In this market, you will find various hand-crafted materials, traditional clothes of Bali, bags, and many more. You may also look for Bali souvenirs to buy. These souvenirs are usually made by locals, which makes them more special.
It is best advised to visit the market early in the morning between 8 AM to 10 PM to avoid the crowd that increases after 10 AM. Moreover, coming earlier can be a great advantage for you to get better prices on the goods you are willing to buy.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace, Ubud
4. Seniman Coffee Studio
Nothing can be better than having an energetic coffee while witnessing the natural beauty of Ubud city. You must try the famous coffee of Ubud at Seniman Coffee Studio. The coffee prepared here is one of the most unique you will ever taste not only in Bali but all over Indonesia. It is prepared by following the traditional coffee-making technique of Italy.
There are a variety of coffees to choose from and each of them is prepared with different techniques. Not only do you try the delicious coffee, but you can also purchase the beans from the store available near the cafe.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Location: Jalan Sriwedari, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud
5. John Hardy Workshop And Showroom
Built in 1975, the John Hardy Workshop and showroom is one of those places in Ubud that is worth exploring both for its structure and the collection it houses. The workshop was established by the famous craftsman John Hardy after his visit to Bali for the first time in the year 1970.
John Hardy decided to build a workshop by gathering some of the locals from Bali. Now the workshop is known for creating varied types of artifacts, and crafts and also has some exceptional collections from the past that is still well preserved since day one.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung, Ubud
6. Mozaic Ubud
One of the best restaurants in Ubud offers the finest dining in Bali cuisine along with French cuisine. Mozaic is an international restaurant following the same standards of hygiene and sanitation as western and European countries. Not just the cuisine but also the interior of Mozaic is enough to gain your attention.
If you love exploring new and unique cuisine then this is the place you must not miss. The restaurant also has a pre-dinner zone equipped with cocktails and a gala zone. The most popular foods that you can taste are Pan-searched trout and Javanese baby lamb.
Things To Do:
- Pre-dinner cocktails
- French Cuisine
Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud
- Lunch: 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Dinner: 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cost for 2 people: 1,00,000 IDR
7. Hanging Garden
The ultimate destination and one of the most incredible places to visit in Ubud are the Hanging Garden. The garden was completed in 2005 with the intention to create something unique between the Bali forests. The place is no less than a paradise and would end in love the moment you arrive here.
Lying at the north of Ubud, the hanging garden is a property comprising 44 Villas. It is an ideal place for couples on Honeymoon or looking for the perfect destination wedding venue. The major highlight of this garden is the stunning pool that feels as if you are flying above the trees.
Things To Do:
- Pool Dinner
- Private Mini-boat
- Luxurious Spa with exclusive treatments
- Yoga classes
- Visit Dalem Segara Temple
- 24 Hour Reception and Security
- Air Conditioning
- Breakfast/Cocktail Bar & Lounge
- Hair Salon
- High-speed Internet & Wi-Fi
- Pool Pillow and Restaurant
Location: Desa Buahan Payangan, Ubud
8. Bali Safari Park
If you are traveling with kids then consider visiting the Bali Safari park which houses more than thousands of wild animals. It is the perfect destination for an adventurous trip that will surely excite your kids. There are more than 120 species including some rare and endangered animals. The top highlights are the komodo dragon, the Bali starling bird, and Orangutans.
If you love getting close to these amazing wild animals, then why not take a safari tour and spot these creatures from a little closer. Also, visit the Marine Park which is home to the terrifying piranha.
Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM
- Adults – IDR 720,000
- Kids – IDR 576,000
Things To Do:
- Spot Wild Animals
- Safari Tour
- Feed piranha
- Glass panel safari tour and breakfast with a lion
- Visit the Water Park
- Uluwatu Temple sunset tour
Location: Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud
9. Amed Beach
While you are in the magical land of Bali, why not hit one of the beaches to soak up the sun in this humid weather. The most popular beach in Ubud city is Amed Beach which was once known for salt cultivation. Amed is a beach considered the ideal sport for numerous watersports and outdoor activities. Amed truly represents Bali and it is made up of 7 combined villages of Ubud.
Best Time To Visit: February
Things To Do:
- Visit the Salt Cultivation area
- Visit Goa Lawah Temple
- Tirta Gangga Water
Location: Karangasem, East Bali
10. Bali Bird And Reptile Park
If you get enough time then do visit the Bali Bird and Reptile park after visiting the Bali Safari Park. It is another place in Ubud that you can visit with your family. The park houses both local and international birds with a total population of 1000 birds and around 250 species.
Some of the notable bird species that you can spot here include birds of paradise,, Kaswari, pelican, storks, parrot, and pigeons. The park welcomes around 200 to 300 visitors every day. During the peak, the park becomes more touristy.
Highlights Of The Park:
- Komodo Dragon
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubalan, Gianyar