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Ubud is a resort in Gianyar regency, Bali island, Indonesia.
Ubud especially popular among foreign tourists because this location is located between rice fields and forest that lies between the mountain ravines that makes nature so beautiful. In addition Ubud is known for its arts and culture that is growing very rapidly and move forward. Ubud pulse of community life can not be separated from art. Here too there are many art galleries, as well as live music and dance arena held alternately every night in all corners of the village.

Already in the 1930s, Ubud popular among western tourists. At that time a painter of German painter Walter Spies and Dutch; Rudolf Bonnet settle there. They are assisted by Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, of Puri Agung Ubud. Now their work can be seen in the Museum Puri Paintings, Ubud.

Ubud has a very diverse tourist area, from tour to tour tirta wana spread in Ubud area, such as:

Museum  Rudana and Rudana Fine Art Gallery

Museum Rudana
Rudana Museum is a museum of art located in Ubud, Bali, which was founded by Nyoman Rudana, a collector of paintings which also sits as a member of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) representing Bali Province 2009 and 2004 period was inaugurated by President Soeharto on December 26, 1995. Museum holds more than 400 paintings and sculptures of artists’ work, both in Bali, Indonesia outside Bali artists and works of foreign artists who make Bali a place to work. Are in a complex, standing Rudana Fine Art Gallery, founded in 1978 and is the forerunner of the founding of Museum Rudana.

Museum Puri Paintings
Is the first art museum, which is managed by the private sector, in Bali. Initiated by Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad as well as foreign artists who lived in Ubud, Rudolf Bonnet. Standing on January 31, 1956 under the auspices of the Foundation Ratna Warta, and officially opened by Minister of Education and Culture, Muhammad Yamin.

This museum can be enjoyed in the development of art in Ubud, whether painting or sculpture. Some works of foreign artists who work in Ubud as: Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smit and maestros like I Gusti Nyoman local Lempad, I Gusti Made Deblog, Ida Bagus Made and others. Including works of art at the Pita Maha.

Puri Agung Ubud
Puri Agung Ubud Krisnakusuma located right in the heart of Ubud. Ubud is the center of government in the ancient kingdom, as well as a center of culture and art, held in right in front of the castle. Puri Ubud still has the layout and the building is maintained as the original. On the front page, after the gate, there is an area called the food shelf. Performances are held here once a week of dance, for tourists. And every day, carried out training of various groups of the art of gamelan music in Ubud. All activities of the thickened atmosphere of Ubud art as an art-minded village.

Wanara Wana
Or Wanara Wana Monkey Forest, (better known as the Monkey Forest) is a sacred forest located in Ubud area, exactly fit into the traditional village Padangtegal, Ubud. In this forest there is a herd of monkeys by the hundreds, who have inhabited this region for hundreds of years. In this area there are also Dalem Padangtegal, which was founded at the beginning of the 20th century. The temple architecture and ornaments have a very ancient and artistic. You can also search under the sacred spring that is hidden dragon statue, according to which if taken, can be trusted to cure all kinds of diseases.

In the western region of Ubud, there Tukad  Ayung. In this river are many tourist activities tirta, among them the white water rafting and kayaking. There are several tourist services tirta that offer this service. In addition to tours tirta, cliffs along the Ayung Tukad also has a charming natural scenery, and there are dozens of five-star hotel.

Places of interest

Sukawati Art Market
Sukawati Art Market is the place sells goods Balinese art so it would make a great gift for a keepsake Bali. Located about 20km from the heart of Denpasar. In the art market there are hundreds of vendors hawking crafts art gathered, ranging from wood sculpture, paintings, t-shirts, shorts, bags, slippers, and more. Motive is a unique and distinctive Bali.

Ubud Art Market
In the area there Ubud Ubud Ubud Art Market Art Market or places that sell souvenir of Bali. It became one of Bali’s premier tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables, poultry and local snacks can be bought from wet market is located in the basement of the building.


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