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TRAVEL GUIDE: WHAT TO DO IN UBUD, BALI
I am excited to finally share my Ubud, Bali Travel Guide! This travel guide will focus on my top 7 places to visits in Ubud, Bali. I have a special place in my heart for Bali. I have traveled there quite a bit and wanted to finally share some of my favorite places. If you have a vacation or honeymoon I highly recommend Bali. It was the perfect mix of relaxation, activities and night life. The best time to go visit Bali is June-August. This trip was during August and it was perfect weather. Their rainy season starts in October and goes through March.

Ubud is a beautiful area inland away from the coast. It is known for the rice paddy field and green rolling hills. It’s about a 2-hour drive from Denpasar Airport. These are the top things I like to do when I am there:

1. Monkey Forest
Monkey Forest is one of the most popular destinations in Ubud. Monkey Forest is a large park that houses hundreds of monkeys. This Sanctuary offers trails to wander as you view the temples – and of course monkeys! You can pay to feed the monkey bananas and take pictures. Remember these monkeys are wild! Keep an eye on your hat, sunglasses, cameras and water bottles as the monkey’s love to snatch these from tourist. The entrance fee to the park is 40.000 IDR for adults and 30.000 IDR for children.

2. The Ridge Walk
We stayed at the Sunset Hotel outside of downtown Ubud. We were surrounded by green lush jungle and rice paddy fields. There is a beautiful Ridge walk that takes you into Ubud. It’s a scenic 20-min walk that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. The views are spectacular. It’s a well-traveled path with photographers and visitors enjoying a feeling of peace and calm in nature. This path leads to Ubud in one direction. Or you can head the other way and enjoy walking in the rice paddies. If you find yourself in Ubud at the end of the day it is a short taxi ride back. The Ridge walk is definitely worth a visit.

3. Rice Fields
The Tegallalang Rice Terrace is one of the more famous areas to tour the rice paddy fields in Ubud. These fields were right down the street from our hotel. If you want to visit the Tegallalang area go in the morning as it gets crowded with tour buses by afternoon. Each family has a donation hut for contributions. Donations go to maintaining the rice fields. If you start to feel the heat there are shops and restaurants along the way to relax and enjoy a delicious meal and beautiful views.

4. Visit the Elephant Sanctuary
This was one of my favorite activities during our trip! We went to an Elephant Sanctuary north of Ubud. We had the opportunity to bathe and feed the elephants. Now – before anyone gets’s upset about the elephants – the back story to this sanctuary is that the elephants were rescued from Sumatra. They had been eating all the villager’s crops and food (elephants eat 500 tons of food a day). The elephants were destroying their livelihood. The villagers reacted by poisoning their water. The elephants and relocated to this park. They interact with people 3-months out of the year support their care and maintenance. They are intelligent and playful creatures!

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