GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. The surrounding rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the intricately-carved Goa Gajah (“Elephant Cave”) and Gunung Kawi, with its rock-cut shrines.

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BALINESE DANCE

The Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition, dynamic, angular and intensely expressive, and is an integral part of the religious and artistic expression of Bali.

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GOA GAJAH ELEPHANT CAVE

Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located near Ubud. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary.

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HOTEL PERTIWI BISMA 1

Hotel Pertiwi Bisma 1

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OF CARVED WOODEN DOORS AND MONSTRUOUS STATUES

Ubud is famous for it's intricate carvings on doors, traditional balinese statues and stone carvings.

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HISTORICAL CENTER

Most of Bali's museums and galleries are centered in Ubud. They showcase paintings, wood carvings, textiles and other items that can often be purchased as souvenirs.

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SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (""Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana"".

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TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES

The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is famous for its rice paddies involving the subak (the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century.

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UBUD PALACE (PURI SAREN AGUNG)

The Ubud Palace, officially Puri Saren Agung, is a historical building complex situated in Ubud. The palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud.

BALINESE DANCE

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The Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition, dynamic, angular and intensely expressive, and is an integral part of the religious and artistic expression of Bali.

GOA GAJAH ELEPHANT CAVE

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Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located near Ubud. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary.

HOTEL PERTIWI BISMA 1

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Hotel Pertiwi Bisma 1

OF CARVED WOODEN DOORS AND MONSTRUOUS STATUES

Indonesia-Bali-Ubud-Of-carved-wooden-doors-and-monstruous-statues-19338 COVER

Ubud is famous for it's intricate carvings on doors, traditional balinese statues and stone carvings.

HISTORICAL CENTER

Indonesia-Bali-Ubud-Other-pictures-Ubud-19270 COVER

Most of Bali's museums and galleries are centered in Ubud. They showcase paintings, wood carvings, textiles and other items that can often be purchased as souvenirs.

SACRED MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY

Indonesia-Bali-Ubud-Sacred-Monkey-Forest-Sanctuary-19303 COVER

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (""Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana"".

TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES

Indonesia-Bali-Ubud-Tegallalang-Rice-Terraces-19377 COVER

The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is famous for its rice paddies involving the subak (the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century.

UBUD PALACE (PURI SAREN AGUNG)

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The Ubud Palace, officially Puri Saren Agung, is a historical building complex situated in Ubud. The palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud.

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