Ubud is no ordinary seaside resort, but a place where you can encounter the traditional culture of people living on Bali. The picturesqueness of the place is enhanced by the beauty of the surrounding nature. The hills surrounding Ubudu are full of beautiful rice terraces. Ubud offers accommodation of all categories and some of the accommodation facilities even have their own spa. You can buy many handmade traditional products from the local people.
Ubud is sometimes called the arts center of Bali . The city offers many monuments and festivals. The most popular attractions are the dance and music show and the accompanying courses. Ubud is also a culinary center. The biggest museum is the Puri Lukisan, situated in beautiful settings of orchards and lakes. The museum was founded in 1956 and presents the pieces of local artists. The temple complex Pura Saraswati is dedicated to the goddess of water. There is also a gallery of female art (Seniwati) presenting art pieces of both local and foreign female artists in Ubudu.