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Ubud The overall pace and feel of the holiday was average till we reached Ubud. The place has world class resorts and we stayed at Sens Hotel and Spa, primarily cause of its proximity to the Ubud Market Center (Its advisable to stay near Market Center since there’s no public transport in Ubud and hotels generally have limited shuttle service, making you feel stranded). The hotel is a 4* property but we were again disappointed with food.Ubud was also crowded like Legian and Seminyak , but the charming Cafes , Quirky Shops & Zen Houses in the middle of the market street can win anybody’s heart over .You can pick up Bali bands , Dream Catchers , wooden carvings ,Paintings, decorative Items,clothes and other souvenirs from the Ubud Central Market.
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This is a 15th century set of rock carvings, which can be reached on foot from the town, though it is a few kilometres. From the entrance, a long walk down, on sometimes broken steps, there and back is maybe 4kms. During my visit in January 2014 I was surprised by the absence of vendors, also by the lack of other visitors. This is not on the tourist trail.At the end of your mini-trek you will seen a ~50 metre long line of rock carvings on your left. These depict scenes from every day life, in the good old days. The carvings are worn, but clearly discernable. The principal feature is a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh. If you wish, you can make (after buying from a little old lady nearby) an offering here.Near the entrance is a good, small restaurant, the Yeh Pulu Cafe. Owned and managed by an enterprising Balinese woman. Both Yeh Pulu and the restaurant are recommended.
Ubud is 40 km from Batur and is said to be a cultural capital of Bali. Ubud enjoys cooler temperatures than the coast. It once served as the major source of medicinal herbs and the healing tradition in still deeply ingrained in the people here. If you are looking for beads, Buddha, barong and Balinese traditional carvings, silver jewelry, pearls, handmade leather bags, Batik scarves and pashminas, Jalan Raya Ubud is the place for you. You will get some of the best deals here. The culturally rich vibe of this area is waiting to entrap you. The traditional market is from 5am until 9am. Spend some time relaxing at Bali Botanical Day Spa with a range of revitalizing treats. At night retreat to Oka Wati’s Homestay which has been sheltering tourists since 1980. Once you are here, you know you are in the right place away from all the noise. Spend a quiet night here in the middle of Ubud in the rustic charm of this house.