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Campuhan Ridge Walk

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The popular walk along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers, known as Campuhan Ridge is an easily accessible opportunity not only to stretch your legs and get away from the traffic-clogged streets, it offers stunning vistas and a glimpse of village life.

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Campuhan in Balinese means the confluence of two rivers, spiritually significant to Balinese Hindus as energy centres, and the river junction here marks Ubud’s beginnings when in the eighth century, wandering sage Rsi Markendya was drawn to this point, establishing Pura Gunung Lebah, and indeed the town of Ubud.

Pace yourself and you'll find the Campuhan Ridge pretty easy going. Photo taken in or around Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Pace yourself and you'll find the Campuhan Ridge pretty easy going. Photo: Sally Arnold

The walk is not strenuous, but there’s a few uphill sections, and some stairs in places. You don’t need hiking boots and plenty of folk get by in flip-flops, however we’d recommend something a little more substantial. Take a hat as there’s little shade, and the sun can be scorching in the middle of the day. Of course, take water, but a few shops and cafes can hydrate you if you run out. This is a well-trodden path, and you won’t be alone, particularly on weekends when it’s the lovers lane for local ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)


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