6 Fun Vacation Activities in Ubud, Stop by the Monkey Forest

From spas to shopping, there's something for everyone.

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fun activities in Ubud, Bali (unsplash.com/Niklas Weiss)

Ubud, Bali, presents a variety of exciting activities that you can do, you know. The area can provide interesting experiences for tourists who come there. Not only natural tourism, but also spiritual tourism is in Ubud.

Ubud is one of the best tourist attractions in Bali. Well, if you are visiting Ubud, here are six exciting activities that you must try.

1. Take a bike tour

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illustration of foreign tourists cycling in Bali (commons.wikimedia.org/Imacim)

You know, Ubud is an area with beautiful natural scenery. There are many interesting places there, such as the stunning terraced rice fields. The village atmosphere is full of tranquility with cool air.

To enjoy it all, you must go around it. Well, one of these exciting activities you can try is taking a bike tour around Ubud. You will be guided around, visiting beautiful places while learning about the culture in the region.

Apart from joining a tour, you can also go around on your own. There are many places to rent bicycles in Ubud. All you have to do is follow the rental procedures and you'll be on your way to a fun and exciting cycling activity.

2. Seeing the beauty of Puri Saren Agung

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Puri Saren Agung, Ubud, Bali (commons.wikimedia.org/Jorge Franganillo)

Puri Saren Agung is one of the cultural assets in Ubud, Bali. This castle was the residence of the King of Ubud in the past. Puri Suren Agung has its own charm, especially its architecture.

When visiting Puri Saren Agung, you will see the beauty of the building's architect. Traditional Balinese architecture that looks beautiful and mesmerizing. On the other hand, the building also looks dashing and charming, you know.

Oh yes, every night Balinese dance and music are always held in the castle courtyard. Of course, in addition to entertaining tourists who come, it is also an effort to preserve culture, especially those in Ubud.

3. Feeding the monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest

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long-tailed macaques in Ubud, Bali (unsplash.com/ Joël de Vriend)

To see wild but tame monkeys, head to the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. Ubud Monkey Forest or Mandala Suci Wenara Wana is one of the nature reserves that is also home to hundreds of wild and tame monkeys.

Before entering the area, you can buy food for the monkeys. Usually, there are many people selling peanuts or bananas in front of the entrance. Once inside, you can feed the monkeys.

4. Shop for handicrafts at Ubud Art Market

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illustration of a traditional art market in Ubud, Bali (commons.wikimedia.org/Michelle Maria)

Giving souvenirs to your family when you return from vacation will definitely make your family happy. Well, there is one of the best places to shop for souvenirs in Ubud, the Ubud Art Market. Ubud is also famous for its handicrafts.

You can get paintings, sculptures, carvings, rattan bags, fabrics, and so on at quite affordable prices at the market. The place is clean and comfortable plus the sellers are friendly. Don't forget to bargain to get cheaper.

5. Test your andrenaline by playing white water rafting

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Ayung River Rafting, Ubud, Bali (commons.wikimedia.org/Yoshi Canopus)

If you like challenging activities that can test your adrenaline, you can come to Ayung River in Ubud, Bali. The place provides a complete package of rafting or rafting, you know.

You can feel the sensation when wading through the swift river flow. Along the river, you will be treated to beautiful natural beauty. The view of the forest and rock cliffs is very beautiful.

There are several places, such as waterfalls that you can stop by during rafting, you know. Most like, you can choose the complete package. Where with the package, you already get a set of equipment, a guide, and lunch.

6. Enjoy a traditional Balinese spa and massage

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illustration of pouring oil into hands (unsplash.com/Christin Hume)

After a long day of walking and enjoying the beauty of Ubud, Bali, doing tiring activities, it's time to relax and recharge. A spa or massage could be the perfect choice!

In Ubud, Bali, there are many places that provide traditional massages. In addition to massages, you can also choose from a variety of spa services, such as scrubs, aromatherapy, masks, and more. Guaranteed, the day's tiredness can immediately disappear and you're back fresh again.

In fact, Ubud also offers a variety of exciting activities or activities that are as interesting as other areas of Bali. Not only nature, but Ubud also provides interesting experiences to open your eyes to art and culture. Are there any other interesting activities that you have done in Ubud, Bali?

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