Bali is undoubtedly one of the most visited tourist places in the world. There are a lot of places to visit in Bali, one of which is Ubud, popularly known as the “village of the artists”. Almost every Bali trip itinerary will cover at least 2-3 days in Ubud. If your travel itinerary gives you a day off in Ubud, instead of sitting in your hotel do check out these completely free things to do in Ubud:
1.Local Art Galleries of Ubud
- Where: Across Ubud
Check out the local art galleries in Ubud that do not charge a penny as an entry fee. These small galleries showcase the wonderful artwork by talented local artists. While top-notch art galleries might charge high entry fees, you can instead try to spot these local art galleries with the help of the local folks.
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2. Threads of Life
- Where: Jl. Kajeng No.24, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Visit “Threads of Life”, an NGO that supports local weavers and artisans of Indonesia to earn their living by weaving clothes. The clothes that are made here are from fabrics sourced from local areas. All of these fabrics are on display at their gallery. They also run a video documentation that shows how the entire process of cloth making, right from the collection of thread to the final production. If you want, you can also purchase their products from their gallery.
3. Signature Street
- Where: Kajeng Road, near Starbucks
Check out the Indonesian version of Hollywood Star Avenue at “Signature Street” of Ubud. Here you can find the names and signatures of people on cement tiles who have contributed to the creation of the road. Sounds weird? Wait until you actually see it!
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4. Campuhan Ridge Walk
- Where: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Take part in the “Campuhan Ridge walk” in Ubud. The beautiful hiking trails and the scenic hilltop view is something to cherish forever in your heart.
5. Water Palace
- Where: Jl. Kajeng No.24, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
The “Water Palace” in Ubud is a beautiful Balinese temple adorned with red bricks, intricate stonework and wooden carvings. The temple premise has a pond which is adorned with water lilies and has stone statues surrounding the pond on the walkway.
So now that you know which places in Ubud you can visit for free when you plan your next Bali trip ensure that you make the most out of your itinerary gaps..