Ubud is one of famous place in Bali, beside Kuta, Sanur and Seminyak. This place doesn’t has amazing panorama of the nature and it also offers unique cultures which maintained by local people. If you want to spend your holiday in Ubud, you should try this activities;
1. Trying White Water Rafting in Ayung River
You can try something new to enjoy the Ubud’s Nature with rafting. Rafting is one of extreme activities. You will conduct rafting at the longest river in Bali, it called Ayung River. This river stretches from Gianyar in the east until Badung in the west or it’s about 62.5 kilometer. The rafting will pump your adrenaline because this river has 3 grede of refting, it mean it medium level. Beside of that, you can enjoy the amazing panorama along the river, clearly or freshly air and atmosphere. You also discover many animals like lizard, snake or monkey and discover amazing view of rice paddy. The waterfall will be completed you journey. The unique Ramayana story relief which is curving out on the cliff along 200 meter will make your rafting be amazing.
2. Exploring the Ubud’s Nature with Cycling and Trekking
The duration of this cycling is 2 hours or the distance is 10 kilometers. You will trough a small road in the beautiful rice paddy field and the countryside’s road. Along the road, you can see many painting which is made by Ubud painter artist and this place called by Uma Sok Wayah. . Beside of that, you will pass many unique places, like Sari organic and Cafe Pomegranate where those are set of Julia Roberts in the film Eat, Pray, and Love. The finish point is Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace) that the palace of Ubud King or Ubud Monkey Forest. If you want you can visit Campuhan Hill for enjoying the stretch of reeds. You can discover the amazing village of Ubud. Besides conducting the cycling, you can do the trekking, you will walk in the pundukan (small road in rice paddy field) . You will see subak, the Balinese heritage.
3. Visiting the Home Industry of Wood Curving
Beside well-kwon with the painting, Ubud also has one unique place. It is the village of curving home industry, Mas Village. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has borne and found the spirit (taksu) and soul. This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc), the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvenir for overseas and domestic tourist
4. Relaxing Your Mind with Yoga
Ubud has beautiful and quite atmosphere, it is the perfect place for doing Yoga. Beside Yoga studio, many hotels offer this activity. Yoga has many benefit for us, like improves your flexibility, builds muscle strength, increases your blood flow, refresh your mind and soul etc. The quality and facilities of Ubud Yoga has well-know to foreign. Beside of that you can try to meditation in temple. It also gives many benefits like appease your mind.
5. Learning Art in Museum
Ubud is famous as the place of art, especially painting. You will find many art shop or museum of painting. Puri Lukisan Museum is located at Ubud Street. This Museum collects Balinese painting from 3 eras, Empire eras until Independent of Indonesia era. You can learn about many painting style that developed in Bali. Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) located in Pengosekan Village, Ubud which collects painting from famous artist and young artists. This museum is equipped with library, book store, restaurant, café, and large parking area. Agung Rai creates this museum and he is Balinese painter. Beside learn painting, you can learn about gamelan (Balinese music), Balinese wood carving, Balinese dance, History of bali and Balinese food. The Blanco Renaissance Museum will show you all the eccentric painting and amazing painting. you can see Blanco’s panting studio and complete with canvas and brush messy. Antonio Maria Blanco has unique painting technique, and made the painting looks very special. Neka Art Museum is a unique museum that collected art from Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists.
It is recommended activities to enjoy in Paradise Island when you get holiday, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agency. I believe your trip will be awesome and unforgettable experience