Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and
steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. Promoted as an arts and culture centre,
it has developed a large tourism industry.
Ubud is considered in many ways Bali & cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one
hour’s drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is
home of one of Bali’s royal families. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the
surrounding villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialise in crafts and
woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques,
woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery as well as some of the best art museums in
the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.