The tropical island of Bali in Indonesia remains a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who flock to island to enjoy the pleasant weather , beautiful beaches, mountains and tropical forests . While a majority of tourists are spending their time on the beaches, others would like to explore the other aspects of the island like Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park , which has statues of the Hindu god Vishnu astride Garuda and the village of Ubud which is famous for the Sacred Monkey forest. Though initially it was only a small village, ubud bali indonesia has become one of the more popular tourist attractions in Bali, with more than 10000 visitors monthly to the village in some months of the year
There are a number of travel options available to tourists to reach Ubud from the airport. They can hire a prepaid taxi from the airport, which is fairly expensive, however it will be the most comfortable option. There are other cars and taxis available, and also buses for those who have a limited travel budget. Usually bus travel can take a long time, and it may take one and half hour to reach Ubud from the main airport . Like most tourist destinations, Ubud has a variety of accomodation options ranging from low cost bed and breakfast at homes for backpackers with a limited budget, to high end luxury resorts with the latest amenities for wealthy visitors to the island who are willing to pay for the best facilities.
Since Ubud is a relatively small place, many tourists prefer to explore the place walking, stopping at leisure at any place which they are interested in, and to enjoy the natural beauty of the place. Others can rent a bicycle or motorcycle, especially if they wish to cover a long distance in a short period of time. In addition to checking the local cultural activities like dancing, many tourists also check out the local restaurants which serve different varieties of food including western cuisine and local balinese delicacies like ducks, roasted or fried. There are a number of shops selling local handcrafted items like jewelry, painting, wooden carved items, local textiles, beads and baskets.
Probably the most popular tourist attraction in Ubud, Bali remains the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest , which is a combination of a natural reserve for long tailed Macaques monkeys and a temple complex. The Ubud sacred monkey forest is open during the day from 8.30 am in the morning to 6 pm in the evening. A very affordable entry fee of $1.64 is charged from visitors to the complex, which is used for maintenance of the complex and taking care of the approximately 340 monkeys and more than 115 different varieties of trees in the complex. There are three temples in the complex for bathing, cremation and other rituals. The Ubud Readers & Writers Festival is held in Ubud,Bali and attracts readers and writers from different places in the world..