Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bali High - Exploring Central Ubud

Ubud, Bali's interior artistic center (and where Elizabeth Gilbert hid out for a few months), is a pretty compact area, but there is lots to see, eat, buy and explore including the Monkey Forest. Husband J and I had a great time just walking around central Ubud and taking everything in. Here are some of my favorite shots that I took during our trip.

Temple within Ubud Palace

Open air pavilion within Ubud Palace

The view down Monkey Forest Street. If you want to eat, drink, shop for crafts, relax at (cheap) local spas, and find accommodations you can find it on Monkey Forest. That being said, I think you can probably get cheaper crafts on other streets in central Ubud like Jalan Hanoman (Hanoman Street).

I loved the clothes in this store. I just wasn't in a shopping mood while in Ubud.

Among the many cool Buddha statues we'd see in the Ubud area and around Bali. This one is in front of Honeymoon Guesthouse, a lodge down the block from our hotel on Jalan Bisma.

A rice field on Jalan Bisma (Bisma Street), down the block from our hotel

Pura (Temple) Sarswati, the goddess of wisdom and beauty. The temple had cool moats surrounding it.

Steps from Jalan Raya Ubud (Ubud Main Street) to the the Campuhan River.

Many Balinese still use the rivers for daily tasks including bathing.

There you have it! So much to see and do without having to leave Ubud itself.


M and C said...

I love all the temples. It's so complex and makes you really appreciate all the work and time that went into them.

BigAppleNosh said...

Such great photos! Looks beautiful.

Kristin said...

Everything is just so gorgeous!!


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