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Ubud is the very heart of Bali - both geographically and metaphorically – Bali’s cultural capital where art and craft intermingle and all manner of eccentrics, autocrats, hippies, bohemians, altruists, gourmets, Bali royalty, and of course, artists form an intriguing amalgamation that feels so much more connected to the local culture than in resort enclaves elsewhere in Bali.... Read more


Literally translated as ‘Palace of Paintings,’
this centrally located Ubud museum comp
Puri Lukisan

Literally translated as ‘Palace of Paintings,’ this centrally located Ubud museum complex comprised of three spacious exhibition buildings is Bali’s oldest founded in 1956 by the King of Ubud and patron of the arts, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and his brother Tjokorda Gde Raka Sukawati along with European artists Rudolf Bonnet a...

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More commonly known as the Ubud Royal Palace,
Puri Saren Agung of Sukawati was the residence of th
Puri Saren Agung

More commonly known as the Ubud Royal Palace, Puri Saren Agung of Sukawati was the residence of the last King of Ubud, Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, and is located at the central Ubud crossroad across from the famous Ubud Art Market.  In keeping with its strong tradition as supporter of the performing arts, the palace now holds nightly perfo...

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The Sanggar Seniwati is the Association of Women Artists,
established due to the discrimination to
Sanggar Seniwati

The Sanggar Seniwati is the Association of Women Artists, established due to the discrimination towards women in the arts. In Bali, women aren’t supported to become artists as art is considered a man’s game. This space is open to women artists who wish to exhibit their works, hold workshops and practice sessions, or work on their art ...

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This picturesque water palace located in
central Ubud is the seat of Ubud's royal Sukawati family.
Taman Saraswati Temple

This picturesque water palace located in central Ubud is the seat of Ubud's royal Sukawati family.  The famous Balinese stone sculptor and architect I Gusti Nyoman Lempad was invited here in 1898 by the King of Ubud and assigned with the task of constructing this lotus pond, water palace and garden in homage to the Hindu goddess of learning ...

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This two-story market situated across from the Ubud Palace and smack dab in the middle of town is a
Ubud Market

This two-story market situated across from the Ubud Palace and smack dab in the middle of town is a local institution with its elaborate warren of shops and stalls numbering in the hundreds.  Looking for local oleh-oleh (souvenirs)?  Then look no further.  You will find a variety of cottage industry merchandise including sarongs, clo...

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