|Ubud, a town in central Bali of around 75,000 people, is far removed from the nightlife bikini scene in Kuta and is regarded as the cultural center of Bali.|
It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seem to consist of artists’ workshops and galleries.
There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found and a general feeling of well-being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the place’s spirit, surroundings, and climate.
While Ubud seems like a tiny town to outsiders, it is fourteen villages, each run by Banjar.
Ubud has overgrown, and some central parts are creaking under the strain of coping with the number of visitors.
That said, most development is sympathetic to the zeitgeist, if not explicitly designed in the local style.
Growth continues apace, but there are still terraced rice fields along the rivers, and away from the town center, regular, quiet village life carries on relatively undisturbed.
History of Ubud
In many ways, the history of the Ubud area is the very history of Bali itself.
Ubud has a known history back to the eighth century when the Javanese Buddhist priest Rsi Marhandya came to Bali from Java and meditated at the confluence of the two Wos rivers at Campuan, just west of the modern-day town center.
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Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. East of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second-largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia.
Bali is Indonesia's main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s.
Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy.
Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 82.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.
It is also renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali.
Other international events held in Bali include the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.
In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world's top destination in its Traveller's Choice award.