Ubud may be regarded as an art center in Bali. This area is widely known as an artist warehouse. In Ubud if creativity grow and flourish. A variety of activities ranging from dance arts, carving, sculpture, and painting flourished here. In fact, the pulse Ubud community life can not be separated from art. They live from performing arts.
Ubud has been known since 1930. At that time the German painter, Walter Spies and Dutch painter Rudolf Bonnet settled here with the help of big Cokorda Agung Sukawati, Ubud noble grand castle. Of writing and their work, ubud name then reverberate throughout the world.
Ubud has a very diverse tourist areas, namely
Rudana an art museum located in Ubud founded by Nyoman Rudana, a collector of paintings. This museum houses more than 400 paintings and sculpture works of the maestro Bali and the world. The museum is located in a complex with Rudana Fine Art Gallery which also have Rudana.
Museum Puri Paintings
At the Museum Puri Paintings motion you can see the development of art in Ubud, both painting and sculpture. Some works of foreign artists who worked in Ubud like Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smit, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Made, I Gusti Made Deblog, and others.
Puri Agung Ubud
Puri Agung Ubud is located right in the heart of Ubud. This castle is a castle where the king Ubud run the government. This place, in his time, also became the center of art, culture and customs of society.
In Puri Ubud castle you can see the situation in the past, because it has a space castle and the authenticity of the building is maintained to this day. On the front page after the gate there is an area called the shelf Saji. Here once a week impromptu performances, for tourists. And every day, conducted training of various arts groups gamelan music is in Ubud. All activities thicken the atmosphere of Ubud art as an art village has insight.
This place is more popular as the monkey forest. Indeed, in the language of Bali, Vanara Wana means monkey forest. This forest is located in the traditional village Padangtegal west Puri Ubud. In this forest there are hundreds of monkeys who have inhabited this region for hundreds of years. Moreover, here also there is Pura Dalem Padangtegal which has an architecture as well as very artistic ornament, built in the early 20th century.
Rafting in Ubud
In the western region of the Ayung River Ubud crosswise. On the river there are many water sports and adventure activities on offer. Such as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Ayung river bank along with alluring landscapes, there are dozens of five-star hotel that offers comfort and tranquility.
Facilities and accommodation in Ubud
In Ubud there are many specialty areas in various types such as bungalow, star hotels, boutique hotels to private villas. Prices for the cheapest in the region is about Rp335.000 per room per night.
For the class of four-star hotels, most expensive price around Rp 800,000 per room per night. The price includes a welcome drink, breakfast for two people, and taxes. In solid season you visit will cost Rp 150,000 per night seasonal. And room rates are only valid for domestic travelers.
Along the road in Ubud there are shops selling handicrafts or clothing. There is also a variety of bank ATM facilities so that you can easily take cash.