UbudHeart of Balinese Culture
Ubud is considered in many ways Bali's cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is home of one of Bali's royal families. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island.
There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.
Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs.
Famous names walk its busy sidewalks everyday. Elegant five star hotels and sprawling mansions now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Nonetheless, Ubud is still popular with backpackers, mystics and all the finest fringe elements of global society.
Ubud is not "ruined". Its character is too strong to be destroyed. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, "alternative modalities," and more.
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.
Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.
Tegalalang Village, which is in the north part of Ubud, Gianyar regency. Also, the Tegalalang rice terrace located 600 meters above sea level. Therefore, the average air temperature in the daytime around 24 degree Celsius. To see the rice terrace view is quite easy. Due to you can see a rice terrace view from the main road of Ubud – Kintamani.
Tegalalang is one of the famous tourism objects in Ubud that “must to visit”. Because it panorama is a unique place in the world. It offers a wide range of natural landscape, rice terraces are everywhere in this island, and I never bored of looking at the green steps over and over.
To enter the Tegalalang rice field, you need to pay IDR 15.000 / person, that you need to pay before your enter the site. Also, you are require paying car parking fee, IDR 5.000 / one car. Around the area of Tegalalang rice field, there are many cafes and restaurants selling food and drink. Visitor seat is facing toward the green rice field. The restaurants also offer local and western food with affordable price. You can enter into one if this cafe, and enjoy the view of Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud Bali while enjoying your drink.
Most of the tourist who visited Tegalalang green rice field will seat or stand on the restaurant to view the rice field scenery. However, if you want to get close to the rice field, is recommended you need to get down and walk trough the rice field.