Ubud, one of village in Bali belong to Gianyar Regency, become popular. Bali government consider Ubud as culture hub of Bali. Ubud located around 30 kilometers from Kuta, takes around 1 hour drive.
Ubud has indeed no beach as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur tourist resort. Nevertheless, this area is no less popular than the three resort above. Ubud is better known due to its tradition. Various building architectures and arts still show its traditional style inherited from generation to generation and easily found elsewhere in Ubud.
Puri Saren Ubud, for instance, is one of building heritage from the king period. This heritage is still well maintained and comes to be an irresistible object to tourists who make a visit to Ubud. Royal family allowed whoever likes to know closer about the atmosphere of the castle. Thatís why it never lacks of visitors. Royal family does not feel disturbed as they live separately in the rear building complex. Visitor may not come into such area. If you would like to feel the comport of staying at such royal family complex, you can choose one of the nine building that functioned as a hotel.
If you interest in Balinese architecture, Puri Saren Ubud is an exceptionally right place. Many things you can learn here, especially pertaining to Balinese architecture, considering that all buildings are the works of brilliant architects in their field. This object never quiets down from visitors, foreign or domestic tourist does not let the opportunity pass by to make fun snapshot.
Being satisfied with looking around the palace, you could take a sit relaxingly on the wantilan hall (functioned for public activities) on the western side. While seating yourself, you can observe attentively the concept of bale banjar. This meeting hall is used to learning about Balinese music.
West of bale banjar, you can catch a glimpse candidly of a temple building that also applies Balinese architecture. It is building of Pura Puseh (village temple) where the Ubud dwellers pay homage to Lord Brahma as the creator.
Other than building, you can also find a variety of art products such as a sculpture that you can discover at Nyuh Kuning hamlet, Teges and Mas. The one and only sculpture museum occurs in this premier tourist oasis is Pendet Museum. It is strategically nestled at Nyuh Kuning hamlet that is only 500 meters from the Ubud Monkey Forest.
For one who prefers to painting, simply come to Penestenan, Pengosekan, Padang Tegal, Kutuh and Tebesaya hamlet. There five museums collecting magnificent panting at this locality, namely Ratna Warta, Blanco, Neka, Agung Rai and Rudana museum.
Meanwhile, for those who are interested in art of dance and gamelan need not to be confused as dance and gamelan group has been available at every hamlet. Most of these groups have had regular performance schedule.