In Ubud Bali, Jl Raya Ubud lies along the east to the west, which then down to Campuran, a gorge where there is an old hanging bridge which is side by side with a new bridge crossing upon the Wos river. Next to this place, there is Desa Penestanan which is famous for having many painter artists. In the Eastern and Western of Ubud region there are some villages, such as Peliatan, Pengosekan, and Nyahkuning, which are famous for their paintings, traditional dances, and carved wood.
In the northern of Ubud is a rarely inhabited region but having beautiful panorama as a painting of a large rice field alternated by villages.
In the western of Ubud, there is Sungai Ayung with its beautiful panorama especially at Desa Sayan and Kedewan which are crossed by river. This river is a gorge where the water stream swiftly beneath. There are some expensive hotels which can be found around this river.
There are also many interesting places in Ubud area. Some of them are as follows:
Mandala Wisata Wanara
Jl. Monkey Forest aiming to the south will meet Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana or usually called with Monkey Forest Sanctuary. In this city forest region which lies in the edge of a hill, there are three holy Hindu temples; one of them is Pura Dalem Agung.
This complex temple is inhabited by amount of monkeys which always wait for foods given by visitors. Be careful with those animals because they can get angry if the visitors do not give things that they want.
Ubud has amount of temples which you can visit, such as Pura Palace and Puri Saren Agung which are next to each other in the heart of Ubud city. Its location is in the corner, which is between Jl Raya Ubud and Jl Suweta. Both of the temples are built in 1917 and they have many ornaments in each part of their buildings.
In the northern part of the temples, there is another temple named Pura Marajan Agung (Jl. Suweta). This temple having beautiful gate is a private temple for the King Ubud family. The other temple is Pura Desa ubud which is located at jl. Raya Ubud. This temple is a temple used by Ubud community.
Pura Taman Saraswati
Pura Taman Saraswati which is located at Jl Raya Ubud has an interesting atmosphere. The water stream from a location behind the temple to a pond before adored by various kind of blossom lotus. In this location, there is a carving of Dewi Saraswati statue; the art and wise goddess, who gives blessing to this temple. Here, there is dance performance every week.