The strategic location of Ubud, in the centre of Bali, makes it the ideal starting point to explore the island. In its surroundings you'll find traditional villages, rice fields and temples.
As well as being a tourist hotspot, it's considered to be the cultural and artistic centre of Bali, full of galleries, craft shops and boutiques. It's also common to practice yoga in Ubud, and you're sure to come across lots of opportunities to do it!
Although it has a wide range of bars and restaurants, Ubud is not the place to stay if you're looking for nightlife, which is concentrated in the southern areas of the island.
Some of the most important attractions in Ubud include the Monkey Forest, Ubud Market (open every day until 6 pm) and the Royal Palace. A short drive away are the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave and the Gunung Kawi Temple, and you can also visit the many rice fields in its surroundings.