The art and culture capital of Bali has a lot to offer if you’re looking for something more than idyllic coasts and hip bars. From natural attractions to art galleries, discover the must-visit attractions in Ubud, Bali.
Among Ubud’s many splendid hills and landscapes, Campuhan Ridge remains one of the most visited and popular spots for hiking, cycling, and sightseeing. The area covers the ornate and historical Gunung Lebah temple, rivers, valleys, and a gorgeous stretch of palm trees and fresh tropical greeneries lining up the trek. This neighborhood is also closely tied to Ubud’s ancient history as the meeting point between two rivers where the Hindu priest Rsi Markandeya received divine inspiration and built the town’s first temple – an event that later spurred Ubud’s significance as a spiritual escape.
Located at the legendary painter Don Antonio Blanco’s mansion on a gorgeous hilltop in Ubud, this museum presents a unique mix of cultures that inspired and influenced the maestro’s works throughout his life. Even though many of Blanco’s collections of paintings, illustrated poetry, and erotic artworks came to being in Ubud, where he relocated and his art flourished, his mansion is a European baroque-style building with a touch of renaissance grandeur. Aside from the maestro’s best works and the building’s impressive architecture, tourists will also appreciate the glorious view from the hills where the mansion stands.