Ubud Bali is well-known as the center of Bali art and culture tourism since many years. This area interest the tourist who amazed with Bali art and culture. Not only have the arts and cultures, but also some tourism objects.
You will not find some beaches just like you will find it in Seminyak, Sanur or Kuta area, but you will find a peaceful life, a great collection of handicraft artshop, famous silver handmade to export overseas. Furthermore it is the best place for you to retreat.
Around the city, you can visit Pura, Museum, or Art and Handicraft center. It will easy for you to find budget inn with nice service here. The best restaurant serves the best cuisine you can find here also. The last few years, Ubud grow up fast as tourism city. Last time, Ubud was a small city then it grows and wider after Campuan, Penestanan, Padangtegal, Peliatan and Pengosekan joined as Ubud area. As the other city in Indonesia, Ubud also has some urban affairs, like traffic jam and unarranged city. However, you will relax and enjoy the silent city here. At night, you can hear frog sound from the wet rice field in civil resident.
Ubud Paint Art
Ubud is the center of paint art in Bali. Many of local artist painting is hunted by painting collector from averseas. They will buy in a very expensive price if they like the painting much. If you want to buy the best painting of Bali, you must visit here. The growing of painting here was influenced by western painters who come to Bali and stay at Ubud in 1930s invite by Cokorda Gede Sukawati, like Walter Spies, Colin McPhee and Rudolf Bonnet.
Before they are coming, Bali traditional paintings are mostly show in Pura. It is a limited idea and style. Most the painting pictures Hindu and literature legends. The painting use Wayang style, it imitates Wayang Kulit performance, two dimensions with limited colors.
The coming of western artist here had been made a change. The Ubud artists begin to paint singular view and decrease narration painting. The other change is about the theme and idea, they begin to paint a daily activities in community.
The important thing is they not only show the painting in Pura, but also in Museum and the others. The museums that you can visit for enjoying the painting are Puri Lukisan Museum and Neka Museum.
Ubud Tourism Information
To find complete information about Ubud, you can visit Yayasan Bina Wisata, Raya ubud Street, and Ubud Palace which open at 08.00-18.00. The officer is friendly and will answer all your question about art events in Ubud, included the dancing performance schedule, traditional ceremony schedule, etc. You can buy the ticket here, if you interest for enjoying the dancing performance.