Ubud is a village known as a storehouse of artists, both painting, dance and sculpture. Besides that, Ubud also has several interesting tourist attractions that must be visited. In the Ubud Tour program you can explore all those places, starting with visiting Village temple of Desa & Puseh Batuan, a village temple which is the oldest community temple in Bali. Followed by visiting Sacred monkey forest of Wanara Wana Ubud, a nature reserve forest inhabited by hundreds of tame monkeys located in the center of Ubud. Your experience will not be complete without enjoying the natural beauty of Campuhan hill, a hill with amazing natural scenery known as the hill of love. Then you can enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants located in the center of Ubud. The tour activity ends with shopping for local handicrafts at the Ubud Art Market. In this place you can get cheap prices with a little bargaining. The Ubud Tour program that we offer on this website includes comfortable vehicles driven by experienced drivers and gasoline during the trip.
Pura Puseh and Desa Batuan is one of the community temples owned by residents who live in the village of Batuan. The location of this temple is very strategic, which is located beside the main road, namely Jalan Raya Batuan, which connects Denpasar city with the village of Ubud. Batuan village itself is already well-known as a tourism destination because the village is popular with its painters who have a distinctive style of traditional painting called Batuan style painting. Pura Puseh and Desa Batuan are the oldest community temples in Bali. Built in 1020 as a place to worship Lord Brahma as the creator and Lord Vishnu as a protector. This temple is almost a thousand years old, but some of its ancient buildings still exist today. But not all the altars and buildings in this temple are ancient buildings, some buildings must also be renovated. Similarly to all temples in Bali in general, pura Pusah and Desa Batuan is built based on the Tri Mandala concept (three yards). On the outeryard, next to the parking area there is a large multifunctional building called Wantilan. The function of this building is a meeting hall and place for dance performances. In the central courtyard there is a long building that was built as a place to prepare offerings when there are religious ceremonies in this temple. Besides that in this area there is also a tower called Bale Kulkul. A closed high gate has limited the central courtyard to the main yard, this gate is called Kori Agung. This gate is only opened during religious ceremonies as the entrance to sacred objects stored in the main yard. The main yard is the holiest area of all the temple grounds. This area is a place of worship where there are several shrines and pagodas in this yard. Meanwhile ancient sculptures of the temple are stored in a special building located in the backyard of the temple, the building is called Wantilan Purbakala.
Ubud Wanara Wana is a monkey forest located in the middle of the area of Ubud, precisely on Monkey Forest Road, Padang Tegal village, Ubud. This place is called the Monkey Forest because this forest is inhabited by approximately seven hundred tame monkeys, they are all Macaca Fascicularis or known as long-tailed macaques. The area of Ubud Monkey Forest is twelve hectares consisting of a majority of forested land with large tall trees. This forest has 115 plant species, some of them are important and very useful plants such as Majegan trees as a base for making sacred buildings, Beringin trees where the leaves are used during cremation ceremonies, until Pulak Bandak trees where the wood is used to make sacred masks. There is a small river on the edge of the forest that has very clear water, this river is a favorite place for a number of monkeys during the day. They usually play rocks or pick up fruits on the banks of the river. In the Monkey Forest area there are three temples as places of worship for Ubud villagers, the temples are Dalem temple, Prajapati temple and Beji temple. Pura Dalem is a place to worship Lord Shiva, Prajapati temple is a palace of the goddess Durga or the goddess of darkness, and pura Beji is a place to purify oneself and take holy water. Ubud villagers believe that hundreds of monkeys in Ubud's monkey forest are sacred animals, because these monkeys are believed to be temple guardians. Their behavior is very funny, they are also tame and friendly. And most interestingly, they really like being photographed.
Campuhan Hill or better known as Campuhan Ridge Walk is one of the tourist spots in the Ubud area. This tourist spot is also known as the hill of love, because many premarital couples use Campuhan hill as a place for prewedding photo sessions. Campuhan Hill is located near the center of Ubud, precisely on the road of Bangkiang Sidem, Ubud. Campuhan Hill is a 2 kilometer track on a hill filled with weeds. This track is perfect for treeking activities, jogging or cycling, while enjoying views of the sunrise or sunset. Campuhan means mixture, is a name for the meeting point of two rivers. According to Balinese beliefs, this point is a place that has a large spiritual aura, usually people around the river will build a temple in that place. Campuhan Hill itself is located between two rivers which meet at the foot of the hill, the rivers are river Oos and river Cerik. When you are on the hill, you will be spoiled with very beautiful natural scenery, a combination of panoramic valleys, grasslands and rice fields. There is also a temple on the entrance to Campuhan hill. This temple is called pura Gunung Lebah which means mountain and valley.
One of the favorite places for tourists to shop for handicrafts is Ubud Art Market. This traditional art market is located beside Ubud's main road. The Ubud art market is a souvenir center that must be visited by tourists both staying in Ubud and those on tours to Ubud, because the Ubud art market sells a variety of handicrafts made by local craftsmen, such as wooden statues, paintings, t-shirts, traditional cloths, sarongs, jewelry to knick-knacks. All the souvenir sellers at the Ubud art market are local residents who are given a shop-shaped trading place by the king of Ubud as the king's concern for his people. The ability to speak imperfect foreign languages is not a problem for them to compete with other traders to attract the attention of buyers. All traders at the Ubud art market always provide opportunities for tourists to bid on prices, so if you buy something in this traditional market you have to be good at negotiating. This uniqueness makes the Ubud market always crowded with tourists, different from other souvenir markets in Bali. In addition, the Ubud art market has also been one of the filming venues for the well-known Holliwood movie starring Julia Robert entitled Eat, Prey, Love.