UBUD

Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. When you’re in Ubud, you really feel you’re in Bali as ceremonial processions often stop traffic, temples seem to be on every corner, and you’re surrounded by Balinese artisans. Balinese painters, sculptors, furniture-makers, musicians, dancers—they all seem to draw inspiration from the mystical jungle town. And let’s talk about the landscape, which is simply stunning. Breathtaking subak (terraced rice paddies) and leafy forests make Ubud so fresh. While it’s become a “must” on the Bali tourist trail, Ubud seems to have retained its Balinese identity in a much stronger way than a lot of other zones popular with sightseers. That’s even despite all the added fame it got from being the place of self-discovery for Elizabeth Gilbert in her memoir “Eat Pray Love”, which was later turned into a film starring Julia Roberts. But be warned, new wave chakra readers, yogis, and extreme diet-loving folks (it goes further than veganism) have also migrated to the town, so increasingly, only non-conformists fit in.
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NSFW: Monkeys share ‘banging’ moment atop a tourist’s head in Ubud Monkey Forest

The cheeky monkeys of Ubud Monkey Forest have done it

NSFW: Monkeys share ‘banging’ moment atop a tourist’s head in Ubud Monkey Forest

Australian man found dead in Ubud pool

An Australian man was reportedly found dead at the bottom of the pool at the resort where he was vacationing at in

Australian man found dead in Ubud pool

WATCH: Monkey king skates through Ubud streets

Ubud’s no stranger to mischievous

WATCH: Monkey king skates through Ubud streets

Watch: Video of Ubud monkey pantsing tourist goes viral

Footage of a cheeky monkey pulling down a man’s pants has gone viral on the Bali

Snake electrocuted in Ubud during electrical explosion

An explosion at an electrical substation in Ubud, Bali apparently caused quite a commotion amongst local residents and tourists

Snake electrocuted in Ubud during electrical explosion

VIDEO: Ubud bomb scare, Dutch man’s passport found in stolen bag containing low-explosive device

A Dutch tourist apparently got mixed up in a bomb scare in Ubud, Bali after his lost bag was later found unattended on Tuesday, containing a low-explosive device and a sign that...

Bule woman streaks through the streets of Ubud on rampage, allegedly because she ran out of money

A western woman reportedly caused a ruckus on Tuesday in Ubud as she ran naked down Ubud’s Jl. Raya

Bule woman streaks through the streets of Ubud on rampage, allegedly because she ran out of money

Heavy rain knocks trees onto Ubud’s Sangeh Temple

At least nine large trees have reportedly fallen onto Sangeh Temple in Ubud, apparently causing significant damage to the Balinese place of

Heavy rain knocks trees onto Ubud’s Sangeh Temple

Missing Ubud teen returns home

A teen who had been missing since Sunday, has finally returned to her Ubud home, physically

Missing Ubud teen returns home

Badass women at the heart of this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Two leading ladies have really driven the festival and conveyed its theme of 'empathy' full

Badass women at the heart of this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival