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Travel Guide Asia Indonesia Lesser Sunda Islands Bali Ubud

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Introduction

Ubud ricepaddies

Ubud ricepaddies

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Ubud is located in central Bali, just a good hour’s drive away from the airport. Ubud is an artistic town with an array of fine restaurants and art shops, and a popular place for expats to settle down. In Ubud, everywhere you look you'll see the green terraced rice fields, ducks balancing precariously on the rims of the paddies and local farmers being busy planting or harvesting the rice. Ubud is the green, artistic heart of Bali and in the town centre you’ll find lots of small shops with artists selling their works of art or busy working on their latest piece. Local craftsmen are hard at work sculpting Buddha statues or carving wooden masks.

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Sights and Activities

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Weather

Ubud has a tropical climate with hot, humid conditions. Temperatures are mostly between 30 and 32 °C during the day and nights are still well above 20 °C. The April-October period is the dry season and November-March is the rainy season, though showers are still possible during the dry season and periods of dry weather occur during the monsoon season.

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Getting There

By Car

Ubud is just under an hour from Kuta and a short drive away from Denpasar, a world away from the crowded beaches and nightlife. It's advisable to rent a car with driver to visit Ubud and surroundings areas.

By Bus

Perama Tour has buses between Ubud and Denpasar's Ngurah Rai airport, Sanur, Lovina, Candidasa and Padang Bai.

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Getting Around

By Foot

Most of central Ubud is easily navigated on foot.

By Bike

To explore the immediate surroudings, a bike or scooter is a good way to get around. Shops, agencies and hotels in central Ubud rent mountain bikes and cost around 20,000Rp per day.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Bali T HouseHotel-
Taman IndrakilaHotel-
Pita Maha Resort and SpaHotel-
Ubud Hanging GardensHotel-
Nick's PensionJL. Bisma ~ Bali 80571GUESTHOUSE84
Sri Ratih CottagesJalan Raya PenestananHOSTEL88
Puri Bunga Resort & SpaJalan KedewatanHOTEL-
Agung Raka BungalowsJl. Raya Pengosekan UbudHOTEL-
Puri Alam DewataJl.raya Goa gajah,UbudHOSTEL80
Nandini Bali Jungle Resort and SpaBr. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan BaliHOTEL-
Alam Sari HotelTegallalang,HOTEL-
Mara River Safari LodgeJalan By Pass Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra KM 19,8HOTEL-
Jati Home Stay and GalleryHanoman Street ,Padang tegalHOSTEL84
Nick's HomestayJl. Hanoman No. 57HOSTEL81
Sri BungalowsMonkey forest st.HOSTEL-
Indraprastha Home StayHanoman street No.40, Padang Tegal Tengah,Ubud BalHOSTEL87
Puri Dalem CottagesHanoman Street No. 73 Ubud Bali Indonesia 80571HOTEL-
Bali Gunung Merta BungalowsJALAN RAYA ANDONG 21 PELIATAN UBUD GIANYAR BALI INGUESTHOUSE-
Ubud Hide AwayJl Raya Denpasar - Kintamani Km 38 No 198 Jl Raya Denpasar - Kintamani Km 38 No 198GUESTHOUSE-
Arma ResortJl.Raya PengosekanHOTEL-
Melati HouseJalan Raya Celuk - Sukawati, No.10 GianyarGUESTHOUSE-
Anini Raka Resort and SpaJl. Raya Tjampuhan , SangginganHOTEL-
Wahyu Bungalow & SpaJl.Monkey Forest,ubud-BaliHOTEL-
Demank HouseJalan Sugriwa No.38 Padang TegalHOSTEL-
Sayan Terrace ResortJl. Raya Sayan, Balangan Pratama ResidenceHOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

Post

Pos Indonesia provides the postal service in Indonesia. Pos Indonesia is government-owned and offers services ranging from sending letters and packages to money transfers (usually to remote areas which have no bank branch/ATM nearby) and selling postcards and stamps.

It is recommended to send letters from a Pos Indonesia branch, not by putting it inside orange mailbox (called Bis Surat) in the roadside, because some of the mailboxes are in very bad condition and aren't checked regularly by Pos Indonesia. Opening times of post offices usually tend to follow general business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (sometimes shorter hours on Fridays), Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, closed on Sundays. Bigger cities, tourist areas and central post offices tend to keep longer hours, into the evenings.
Sending a postcards, letter or parcel is relatively expensive, but fairly reliable. It takes several days at least to send it within Indonesia, at least a week internationally.

Private postal services based in Indonesia include CV Titipan Kilat (CV TIKI), Jalur Nugraha Ekaputra (JNE), Caraka, and RPX. There are also foreign postal services that have branches in Indonesia, including DHL, TNT, UPS, and FedEx.

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -8.4915888
  • Longitude: 115.2422684

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