Ubud Art & Culture
Your tour of the cultural heartland of Bali starts with a visit to Neka Art Museum, where the collection of art on display is inspired by the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali. You can also see the museum’s wonderful collection of keris, the often beautifully crafted dagger that is strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia and recognised by UNESCO for its cultural importance. Continue your tour with a stroll through central Ubud. Pass through the local market, which is always bustling with activity, and enter Ubud Palace.
The local royal family still reside in the palace but you are free to wander around the majority of the compound, discovering the ornate architecture and learning about the Asta Kosala Kosali tradition of house building, a method not dissimilar to the ancient art of Feng Shui. This will be followed by free time to explore the numerous shops and boutiques that are plentiful in the centre of town.