Ubud visiting temples and the monkey forest, enjoying coffee shops and vegan eateries and scouring the streets for treasures to bring home in the same market that was made famous in “Eat Pray Love”. If I had to describe Ubud in a single word it would be green. Lush surroundings and healthy food GALORE, so pretty much my dream. Plus everyone is either on their way to or on their way home from a good workout sessions (yoga is very popular in Bali in general), so I felt right at home! I loved everything about this city except for the sidewalks and pathways. I damn near twisted my ankle on more than one occasion trying to navigate the choppy streets and sidewalks. A small price to pay, in my opinion, to visit such a beautiful place!
Some of our favorite places in Ubud are:
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tirta Empul Water Temple
Tirta Empul is a beautiful water temple that is a little bit of a drive, but absolutely worth it. Hire a driver for the day and head straight for Tirta Empul first thing in the morning, then stop at the rice terraces on the way home!
People come from near and far to experience the healing powers of the water. I didn’t get in, but Dane did and watching him was a pretty cool experience.
Like most of the temples in Bali, there are some guidelines before you enter. Women must have their shoulders covered, anyone with long hair must tie it up and all visitors must wear a sarong. Also, if you have your period you may not enter at all.
Holy wow – this place was freaking incredible. A full post on it can be found here.
Grandpa’s CoffeeMonogram Necklace
Monkey Sanctuary + Forest
I had no idea we were both making funny faces, LOL!
Ubud Art Market (yep, this is the place that was in “Eat, Pray, Love”)
FOLK Pool + Cafe