Located 1 hour from Kuta and just high enough to be noticeably cooler than the coast, Ubud is the calm and peaceful cultural centre of Bali. Although there has been tremendous development over the past few years, Ubud has managed to remain relaxed and beautiful. Features include galleries, museums, excellent restaurants and amazing views of ravines, rivers, terraced rice fields and surrounding natural villages.
In order to appreciate Ubud it is advisable to stay more than a day as one of the best ways to see the area is to walk or cycle rides through the spectacular scenery.