Ubud the cultural and spiritual centre of Bali

Ubud the cultural and spiritual centre of Bali

Ubud the cultural
and spiritual centre of Bali

Bali is full of spirit, temples are everywhere and the Hinduism is part of the daily life. Ubud in the southwest of the island Bali is not like the capital Denpasar in the south. While Denpasar converting to modern styled capital, the small towns and villages still keeping the Balinese way of life.

The city is more the cultural and art centre of the island. That is obviously on each corner. That leads to the fact that tourism is the major income source in Ubud. The town surrounding rice fields, forest and many small settlements. Ubud connects Denpasar by a road with the north of the island. Bali’s location close to the equator gives Ubud a tropical climate.

As a cultural centre, the town has many temples and museums indeed.

Ubud’s monkey forest is natural forest and pure wildlife. Its the home for wild living monkeys. Take care of yourself. The monkeys know exactly what you have.  Indeed, they will take it if they can get a chance of course. I came in the afternoon to the forest. The idea was to escape the hot afternoon sun in the forest. Because under the shadow of the huge tropical trees I thought it is more pleasant. But the very high humidity let me feel like in a sauna.

While Denpasar is the busy capital, the city of Ubud is completely different. No doubt, Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali. The Balinese dance and Gamelan music is one of the most famous Balinese tradition and attraction today. Many museums and craft workshops have their home here. So far famous handcraft is pottery, artwork and Batik. But one of the famous Balinese handcraft is painting. Many little shops offer paintings for sale not only with Balinese motives.

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