7 stops during an unforgettable Ubud day trip
06 Feb 2018
Beautiful Ubud is the perfect destination for a brilliant Balinese day out during your stay at Theanna Villa. It’s a tiny green town in the middle of the island, distinct from the usual Balinese tourist spots and the perfect destination for an unforgettable day trip.
With the majestic Mount Agung looming large and the rich tapestry of culture and cuisine dazzling amid the rice paddies, why should you plan an Ubud day trip?
1. Take the long way to Celuk
On the way from Canggu to Ubud, why not take the long way and stop in at Celuk?
If you love silver and gold, this is the place to be in Bali. Once a simple Balinese village, now it’s a town of local artisans that is renowned internationally for the best and most creative gold and silver handicrafts.
2. And then stop in at Mas
Just before arriving in Ubud, divert briefly to Mas. Like Celuk, it’s another village – but this one is all about art and distinctive wood sculptures and carvings that capture the interplay between naturalism and humanism.
3. Ubud Monkey Forest
Now that you’ve arrived in beautiful Ubud, kick off your day trip by saying hi to some monkeys. We’re talking specifically about the long-tailed macaques that you’ll find in Sacred Monkey Forest, and they’re very special among the locals who believe they descended from the Hindu monkey God, Hanuman.
4. Tegallalang Rice Terraces
The next thing you’ll never forget about Ubud are the Tegallalang Rice Terraces – rice paddies that are among the most famous in the world for their beauty. They’re irrigated by the subak, a traditional custom which the UN recognised by adding to the World Heritage List.
5. Puri Saren Royal Palace
For a touch of royalty, you’ll head to the spectacularly beautiful Ubud Royal Palace, otherwise known as Puri Saren. Don’t worry about not spotting it – it’s absolutely unmissable, and a closer look will reveal one of Bali’s most stunning examples of architecture and gardens and the scene of dramatic dance shows.
6. Ubud Art Market
Art is at the heart of Balinese culture, and so once you’ve taken in the beauty of the Puri Saren Royal Palace, head across the road to Pasar Seni – the art market. You’ll find some of the most beautiful hand-crafted goods anywhere in the world, with almost everything coming in from the neighbouring villages.
7. Tegenungan Waterfall
On the way back to Theanna Villa, finish your Ubud day trip with Balinese natural beauty. Tegenungan Waterfall is located a few minutes down a trail from the shops and stalls, and the reward is the amazing green panorama and beautiful cascading water – and maybe even a daring dive into the plunge pool.
An Ubud day trip is something you’ll never forget – but in truth, just a few hours in this beautiful and historic town is not enough. Ubud is just a short trip from Theanna Eco Villa and Spa, so get in touch today to find out more ahead of your next Bali adventure.