Indonesia’s cultural capital, the home of monkeys (crab-eating macaques) and a first-class tourist destination for all lovers of luxury … Ubud is a place in Indonesia’s Bali region in the Ubud district, located between rice fields and steep plains. Conceived as a center of art and culture, he developed a large tourism industry. Located in the cold mountains, just an hour’s drive north of the airport, this traditional town is home to one of the royal families of Bali.
The city itself has about 30,000 inhabitants, while 13 settlements surround it. The area around the city consists of small rice farms and dense forests. It got the name from the Balinese word ubad (medicament) because it is known for growing medicinal herbs. The progress of the culture of this city happened in the 1930s, when the royal family encouraged foreign painters to come and teach Balinese art. By the mid-20th century, Ubud became the center of the culture of this Indonesian island.
The city is rich in museums, such as Blanko Renaissance Museum, Puri Lukisan Museum, Neka Art Museum and Agung Rai Museum of Art. Rudana Art Museum at Peliatan is also nearby. he central part of every festivity in this city is Tek Tok – a traditional Balinese dance that is accompanied by musical sound of mouth ‘Tek Tok’ altogether with various combinations of body movement and other sounds.
Monkeys are especially respected animals in Ubud. On the slopes of the city there is a sacred forest of monkeys which is a popular tourist attraction and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month. Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it.
The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. The Monkey Forest grounds are home to three Hindu temples, all apparently constructed around 1350. Also, in 2011, approximately 605 crab-eating macaques lived there.
Whether it’s about art lovers or adventurers in search of a new tourist destination, Ubud has a lot to offer for everyone’s taste.