Ubud is a place that you shouldn't miss out on. While this is the second time that I visited Ubud, I still love this place. Read on to find out why.
Ubud is located at the Indonesian island of Bali, which is surrounded by rice paddy fields. Ubud is also Bali’s major arts and culture center, and is also famous for tourism. The town consists of artists’ workshops and galleries, as well as remarkable architectural and other sights to be found.
The morning started with bright sunshine, and it was a great day. It took about a 1-hour drive from Kuta to Ubud, depending on the traffic. We were at our first stop, The Monkey Forest. For sure, we saw a lot of monkeys around the forest. I don’t hate monkeys but I don’t love them either. I was hurt by a monkey when I was 6 years old. I don’t have a phobia of monkeys, but I will keep my distance with them. Beware of your belongings too, those monkeys often snatch small things from you, such as sunglasses. So please watch out.
We went for breakfast after our visit. The weather was chilly and great. We took our time on our breakfast; it was great for a laugh and some chit chat.
The Ubud Royal Palace is just beside the restaurant. So we walked to the palace and had a look of the great Royal Palace. The entry is free, but parts of the complex are off limits to the public. The building is awesome, with sculptures and wood carvings. When we were there, someone was practicing with the traditional musical equipments. This is great if you want to learn more about Bali’s culture, which is really different.
Ubud market is just at the opposite of Ubud Royal Palace. Don’t miss the chance to get cheap souvenirs or handicrafts at the market. But don’t forget to try your best at bargaining.
It was time for lunch. We didn’t get to try the famous Ibu Oka Warung Babi Guling, which is roasted pig rice. So we headed to another famous restaurant, Bebek Bengil. The restaurant is famous for its crispy fried duck, which they call “dirty duck”. The environment of the restaurant is great and the dishes are good too. Well, I think it is a bit overpriced, but still delicious.
The day at Ubud came to an end, and we headed back to Kuta and took our rest.