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Ubud is a town in central Bali, Indonesia. Ubud is a favourite traveler’s destination in Bali and is famous as a centre of Balinese culture, arts and crafts.

Ubud can be described as a magical, wonderful, cultural center. Above all, it is famous as an arts and crafts hub. Much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries, mostly retailing cheap reproductions for tourists. There are some remarkable architectural sights, artistic gems to be found and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed thanks to the spirit, surroundings and climate.

While Ubud seems to outsiders like one small town, it is in fact 14 villages, each run by its own banjar. Ubud has grown rapidly and some central parts are coping less well with the influx of tourists than others. That said, most development is sympathetic to the zeitgeist, if not designed specifically in the local style. Growth is continuing but there are still terraced rice fields along the rivers and regular, quiet village life carries on relatively undisturbed.

Due to its location 600 metres above sea level, Ubud enjoys somewhat cooler temperatures than the coast (sometimes necessary to bring a pullover for the evening), although the midday sun can still be scorching, and the humidity usually relentless.

Orientation

Orienting yourself in Ubud is fairly straightforward. The town sprawls for several kilometres in all directions, with all of the small villages within a 5km radius of the central market being loosely referred to as “Ubud.” If you choose a reasonably central place to stay, it is easy enough to get around on foot.

Central Ubud has three main streets: Jl Raya Ubud (the main road) Ubud), Jl Monkey Forest and Jl Hanoman. At the intersection of Jl Raya and Jl Monkey Forest is the Ubud Market, the Ubud Palace and the main bemo stop.

Jl Monkey Forest which runs south through town to the Monkey Forest is the most built up area and home to a wide array of accommodation, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and cafes as well a number of local services (schools, sports field, pharmacies, travel agents, etc). Jl Hanoman, which runs parallel to Jl Monkey Forest, is a bit quieter and makes for more pleasant walking.

To the immediate west and northwest are the villages of Campuhan and Kedewatan, home to some of the most upmarket hotels in the whole of Bali with views over the valleys sculpted by the the Ayung and Wos rivers.

Directly to the south, past the Monkey Forest and still within a half hour walk of the central market, is Padang Tegal which then runs into the southern villages of Nyuh Kuning and Pengosekan, about 3 km from central Ubud. Directly to the east is the village of Peliatan and then Teges and Bedulu, home of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave).

Balinese Dance Peformance

NO DAYS NAME OF TROUPE PERFORMANCE PLACE TIME PRICE
1 SUNDAY Jaya Swara Legong of Mahabarata Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire and Trance dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00 75,000
3 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00 60,000
4 The Peliatan Masters Legong Dance ARMA 19:30 80,000
5 Cahya Warsa Janger Ubud Water Palace 19:30 80,000
6 Suara Sakti Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Bentuyung Village 19:00 80,000
7 Krama Ds. Sambahan Kecak Fire and Trance dance Batukaru Temple 19:30 75,000
8 Pondok Pekak Legong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
9 Sekaa Gong Wanita Mekarsari Dancers and Musician of Peliatan` Balerung Mandera 19:30 75,000
1 MONDAY Sadha Budaya Legong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Krama Ds. Adat Junjungan Kecak Fire ( Monkey Chant Dance ) Junjungan Village 19:00 75,000
3 Sandhi Suara Barong  and Keris Dance Pura Padang Kerta 19:00 75,000
4 Krama Ds. Adat Ubud Kaja Kecak  Ramayana & Fire Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30 65,000
5 Luh Luwih Women Performance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
Wayang Kulit Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Pondok Bamboo Acc. 20:00 75,000
1 TUESDAY Bina Remaja Ramayana Ballet Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Semara Ratih Spirit of Bali Jaba Pura desa Kutuh 19:30 75,000
3 Sandhi Suara Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Jaba Pura Taman Sari 19:30 75,000
4 Wayang Kulit Kerta Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Kerta Accommodation 20:00 75,000
5 Genta Bhuana Sari Legong Dance Balerung Mandera 19:30 75,000
6 Sekaa Gong Karyasa Legong Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30 75,000
7 Chandra Wati Women Gamelan with Child Dance Ubud Water Palace 19:30 80,000
8 Nrita Dewi Trance Culture Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
Semara Kanti Barong & Kris Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:30 75,000
1 WEDNESDAY Panca Arta Legong and Barong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
Topeng Jimat Arma Group ARMA 19:30 80,000
3 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00 60,000
4 Yamasari Legong Dance Yamasari Stage 19:30 75,000
5 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00 75,000
6 Yowana Swara Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Pura Dalem Ubud 19:00 75,000
7 Krama Ds. Adat Taman Kaja Kecak Fire & Trance Dance Pura Dalem Taman Kaja 19:30 75,000
Krama Desa Ubud Tengah Woman Kecak and Fire Dance Batukaru Temple 19:30 75,000
Suara Guna Kanti Abangan Legong and Barong Waksira Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
1 THURSDAY Panca Arta Legong Trance and Paradise Dance Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Semara Madya Kecak ( Monkey Chant Dance ) Puri Agung Peliatan 19:30 75,000
3 Anangga Sari Legong Dance Jaba Pura desa Kutuh 19:30 75,000
4 Sekeha Raja Peni The Barong and Keris Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30 75,000
5 Cenik Wayah Spirit of Gamelan ( Barong & Child Dance ) Ubud Water Palace 19:30 80,000
6 Sandhi Suara Kecak Fire and Trance dance Pura Taman Sari 19:30 75,000
7 Krama Ds. Sambahan Kecak Fire and Trance dance Batukaru Temple 19:30 75,000
8 Puspa Kirana Troupe Wayang Wong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
Wayang Kulit Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Pondok Bamboo Acc. 20:00 75,000
1 FRIDAY Sadha Budaya Barong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Tirta Sari Legong Dance Balerung Mandera 19:30 100,000
3 Padang Subadra Kecak and Fire Dance Pura Padang Kerta 19:00 75,000
4 Oka Kartini Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Oka Kartini 20:00 60,000
5 Suara Sakti Jegog ( Bamboo Gamelan ) Bentuyung Village 19:00 80,000
6 Krama Ds. Adat Ubud Kaja Kecak Ramayana and Fire Dance Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30 65,000
7 Sekaa Br. Abasan Barong and Keris Dance ARMA 17:30 75,000
8 Kiduling Suwari Legong Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:30 75,000
Pondok Pekak Frog Dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:30 75,000
1 SATURDAY Bina Remaja Legong Dance Ubud Palace 19:30 80,000
2 Gunung Sari Legong Dance Puri Agung Peliatan 19:30 75,000
3 Trena Jenggala Kecak Fire and Trance dance Padang tegal Kaja 19:00 75,000
4 Wayang Kulit Kerta Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) Kerta Accommodation 20:00 65,000
5 Chandra Wirabhuana Legong Dance Ubud Water Palace 19:30 80,000
6 Pondok Pekak Frog Dance Bale banjar Ubud Kelod 19:00 75,000
7 Semara Ratih The Beauty of Legong Pura Dalem Ubud 19:30 75,000
8 Krama Ds. Adat Taman Kaja Kecak Fire and Trance dance Pura Dalem Taman Kaja 19:30 75,000
Arma Group Wayang Wong Dance ARMA 19:00 80,000
Every 1st  and 15th Gambuh Dance Pura Desa Batuan 19:00 80,000
Every Full Moon and New Moon Kecak Dance ARMA Open Stage 19:00 100,000