A-Z Before Visiting Ubud Bali: Rejuvenate Yourself with Nature and Culture


    Ubud is best known for offering the other side of Bali. Perfect place for you who thirst for nature and try to escape from the crowds. 

    Famous as the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud is filled with colorful art galleries, vibrant museums, cool cafes, and beautiful temples everywhere. You can find all along green valleys and adventures into nature, as well as vibrant historical sites and an eclectic shopping scene. 

    In more detail, this place is famous for handicrafts, lush green tropical jungles terraced rice fields, and Hindu temples and shrines. Spending a holiday or Work From Bali in Ubud will show you the most authentic part of Bali in the best way possible.

    Things you can do to get your best Ubud experiences 

    Enjoying the contemporary charm 

    Find a place to stay that offers an intimate retreat atmosphere. A place where you can slow down and recharge away from the complications of a busy lifestyle. 

    Threat yourself a good food with a magnificent view

    As mentioned before, Ubud offers a dazzling nature atmosphere. While looking for a place to dine in, you should also consider the views they offers. Make sure you don’t miss a cozy place with relaxing views.  It will be a plus if the restaurant could offer several kinds of Indonesian traditional menus. 

    Blend-in with the culture 

    As the cultural capital, you don’t want to miss a chance to get to know more about Bali Traditions. You can try to learn Bali dances, Offering Making, Mandala Making, and other traditional cultural activities. Getting to know the culture means that you are trying to understand deeper the relationship between people and how they perceived their environment. This will take your nature journey to another level.

    Me-time and Relaxation 

    Try several self-healing ideas like a spa, flower bath, swimming in the infinity pool, or simply enjoy a cup of hot tea on your balcony. 

    Place to visit

    Monkey Forest 

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    The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali. It houses approximately 340 monkeys which are known as long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). There are four groups of monkeys each occupying different territories in the park. The Sacred Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction in Ubud and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.

    In the Monkey Forest, you can walk around and enjoy the serene atmosphere. The forest comprises approximately a tenth of a square kilometer (approximately 27 acres) and contains at least 115 different species of trees. The Monkey Forest contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple as well as a “Holy Spring” bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies

    Arma Museum 

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    ARMA is more than a museum. It is a center for visual and performing arts. Allowing the visitor to enjoy the permanent collection of paintings, special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, conferences, seminars, and training programs. 

    The permanent exhibition of paintings by Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists includes the collections of the ARMA Foundation and works on loan from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Agung Rai.

    Ubud Market

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    This is one of the “MUST VISIT” in Ubud. The Market consists of multiple buildings and one long street where vendors have set up shop for the day. While you will find shops selling similar items all over Bali, it is the Ubud Art Market that is perhaps the best-known place for shopping for souvenirs and Balinese handicrafts, perfect to take home for family and friends, or simply for your own personal collection.

    Royal Palace

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    Puri Saren Agung is the palace of the Ubud royal family, making it one of the most prominent landmarks in Ubud. It serves as a cultural repository of arts, dance, and literature. The palace’s stage and meeting halls host international events, including the opening ceremonies of the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

    Where to stay?

    Wondering a place to stay that provides everything you need to satisfy your Ubud Experience?

    Encompassed by lush greenery and productive rice fields, Adiwana Arkara Resort is a boutique property set within the traditional Balinese village of Singakerta on the outskirts of Ubud.

    It is an intimate retreat designed to harmonize with the surrounding environment and Bali’s rich cultural heritage. 

    The accommodation extends to a collection of well-appointed villas and suites making it a place where guests can slow down and recharge away from the complications of a busy lifestyle. 

    To infinity and beyond, the main swimming pool at Adiwana Arkara Resort is built to make a lasting impression. It is a place where you can sit back and truly embrace nature – with its tall palm trees and the sound of the Petanu river in the background. A place where your worries and troubles melt away. The pool is available for all guests, as well as the lounger by the side of the pool. 

    This resort has a delicious dining place named Kaukau Restaurant & Bar. Dominated by wood and the color of nature, the restaurant blends seamlessly with its surrounding. Chef Made Siharta creates signature menus that highlight local ingredients. For breakfast, lunch,  afternoon tea, or dinner, Kaukau Restaurant  & Bar offers all-day dining that will enrich your culinary journey. 

    Not only that, but Adiwana Arkara Resort also offers Kamalini Spa, a pure refreshment and soul relaxation. Inspired by ancient royal traditions, all treatments are revived to rejuvenate your body. Pamper yourself with this rich cultural history, where unique natural ingredients are found in various herbs and native plants combined with skilled therapists to deliver health and beauty experiences. moreover, you can also fell bath flowers here!

    Furthermore, you will also have a chance to get to know deeper about Bali traditions. You can learn your first  Balinese dance steps led by professional tutors.  You will be given all the facilities such as the music, the sash, and the sarong, so come join us for a few minutes of fun. 

    Besides traditional dance, you can also craft by learning Mandala Making. Mandala is the Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol for the universe which can balance a person’s energy.  This activity will give you meditative sensations while experiencing the culture.

    Ever wonder why there is a lot of offering found in every space in Bali?  Here, you can learn about offering making and the reason behind it!

    Last, this resort also offers the best hand-gift that you can bring back home. I must say, this is the most creative and unique hand-gift Idea. Yup, Indonesian traditional food cooking skills! You can participate in the cooking class per group or per couple. Surprise your friends and family at home with some delicious recipes from  Indonesia. 

    You can also visit Ubud’s main attractions from Adiwana Arkara Resort. The distance between this chosen resort and all the attractions are:

    Monkey Forest – 1 KM
    Arma Museum – 1.8 KM
    Ubud Market – 2 KM
    Royal Palace – 2 KM
    Central Ubud – 2 KM

    Now, are you ready to go to Ubud? Pack your things and don’t forget to obey the covid health protocols.