Nestled deep in the Balinese countryside, Ubud feels like a world away from the gorgeous resort towns that line the coast. 

Ubud is a hub for arts and culture that might remind you ever so slightly of Byron Bay—without the ocean, of course. But it’s the surrounding hills, made up of green rice paddies, dense rainforest and traditional farms, that give this place its true character. Tip: a bicycle ride out in the countryside is one of the best ways to see the place.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ubud

Where is the Agung Rai Museum of Art?

The Agung Rai Museum of Art is a wonderful place to try and interpret the meaning of Indonesian art. You can find it along JI. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

Can I take a tour of the Ubud Monkey Forest?

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple deep in the jungles of Bali, near the village of Padangtegal. The tours through here are self-guided, so grab a map and enjoy feeding bananas to wild macaques.