River at Gunung Kawi, Ubud, Bali

River at Gunung Kawi, Ubud, Bali

River at Gunung Kawi, Ubud, Bali


River at Gunung Kawi, Ubud, Bali

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Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, lures visitors from all around the world to its enchanting dances, art galleries, ceremonial procession, luxurious spas and divine restaurants. The pace of life in Ubud, set on the dramatic Ayung River, is a sharp contrast to the chaos in the south of the island. Many people spend their days here being pampered in spas, taking yoga classes, relaxing in the town's fantastic cafes and taking the occasional stroll through the surrounding ricefields.

Ubud is a destination where it is possible to chance upon local people participating in ceremonies right on the main road and more frequently in many of the back streets surrounding the town itself. These ceremonies are the real deal and not put on for tourists, although local people are usually comfortable for tourist to look on.

For those not lucky enough chance on an authentic ceremony, it is possible to attend one of the many dance performances that ... Read our complete Ubud travel guide

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