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Each day is to experience the art of daily living, getting to know the Balinese rooted in their spiritual devotion. Ubud is where your journey into the cultural heart of Bali begins. Our bustling town is filled with temples, art galleries, boutiques, cafes and yoga studios.  You may easily come across a temple ceremony seeing the Balinese dressed in their finest attire. Each evening various dance and music groups perform in town allowing visitors to experience ancient traditions.

We also offer a range of Cultural Workshops and our own dance groups performing weekly at Laka Leke in Nyuh Kuning.

 

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Allow yourself to flow into Bali time with new discoveries

 

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A short walk or drive away from the main road brings you into the beautiful countryside. We can arrange drivers and guides for private exploration of backroads and artisan villages. Set off on rice walks, see the sunrise at Mt. Batur, enjoy backroad cycling.

 

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Bali Heritage Walks

An exclusive tour tracing the evolution of the unique culture of Bali. The mystical Pakerisan River valley to the north of Ubud was listed as a cultural heritage area by UNESCO in 2012. Explore ancient ancestral sites and holy springs dating back to 8-12th centuries.  Learn about Bali’s ancient belief systems and about the complex irrigation system known as subak – reflecting the Balinese outlook on life called Tri Hita Karana- a philosophy which maintains balance among the natural, physical and spiritual worlds. A traditional organic Balinese lunch is served while enjoying conversation with your Balinese hosts who are happy to share further insights into their culture and customs.

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Jaga Sari Trek

A delightful half-day program beginning with an introduction to an ancestral temple and family compound. Then set off on a soft trek
through rice fields and into a forest.
Learn about village life, the relationship to nature and enjoy a lovely lunch with your hosts. 

 

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Monkey Forest Ubud

 

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Home to over 1000 long tail macaques, explore this forest sanctuary with banyan trees and its holy spring. Within the forest is the Pura Dalem Temple of Padang Tegal village, dedicated to the god Shiva.
 

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Arts and Crafts

The surrounding villages of Ubud are dedicated to traditional arts.
Artist compounds of traditional painting can be visited in the villages of Penestanan and Pengosekan. Wood and mask-carvers are found in the village of Mas, and stone carvers are concentrated in the area of Singapadu and Batubulan.

 

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Alam Asia Crafts
presenting beautiful hand-crafted items and accessories by artisans with different abilities in Asia.
Fine Batik, Bali Ikat and Textiles from Laos.
We also have items supporting BOS- Borneo Orangutan Society.
Located at the entry to Alam Indah, Kebun Indah and at Café Wayan.  ( We hope to re-open soon! 

 

Bapak Mangku Ketut Krinting Studio  
located at the entrance to Alam Shanti.
Come see traditional Balinese paintings on exhibit by Bapak Mangku and his local artist friends.
10% of sales are donated to The Bali Smile Foundation facilitating operations for children with cranio-facial disabilities.
Yayasan Senyum:   www.senyumbali.org

 

Threads of Life  
Enjoy a talk on the history of trade in textiles or join a workshop with natural dyes.
Textiles play an important part in the local culture.Learn about the traditional weaving  arts of Indonesia.
Gallery located in town on Jalan Kajeng at Rumah Roda Family House.
Workshops are conducted at the Threads of Life gardens in Pejeng
https://www.threadsoflife.com/

 

Ubud is also home to many fine museums

 

Museum Puri Lukisan


set in lovely gardens in the center of Ubud.
This was the first museum founded under the Pita Maha artist cooperative

 

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Neka Museum


set in lovely gardens in the center of Ubud.
This was the first museum founded under the Pita Maha artist cooperative

 

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Museum Puri Lukisan


set in lovely gardens in the center of Ubud.
This was the first museum founded under the Pita Maha artist cooperative

 

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Books

Ganesha Bookstore  a favorite place since 1986
Discover new, used and rare books on Indonesia art and history.
Also a selection of music and DVDs opposite the Post Office in Ubud
 

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Yoga and Wellness

 

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