The breathtakingly beautiful Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati
The main street of Central Ubud was crowded with tour buses and tourists from all over the world the morning I was there.We were all captivated by the magnificent view of the lotus pond and the Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati temple,.We couldn't help posing for lots of photos.:P
Many visitors were also checking out Ubud Market where a wide variety of souvenirs and Balinese wares were sold. I wasn't interested in shopping so we proceeded to Ubud Palace, also known as Puri Saren Agung.
We were told some royal descendants still live in the palace. Parts of the palace were reserved for tourists booking and are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free.
We saw two groups of young children practising their Balinese dances in the courtyard, Ubud's best setting for dance performances.Ubud has dance and shadow puppet performances every night.
Ubud is surrounded by small villages, scenic rice fields, ancient temples, palaces, art and craft communities, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. It's easy to travel from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns due to its central location.
There is so much to see in Ubud. Make sure you spend a few days for your visit here and take your time to explore. I stayed for just two days, and regretted having little chance of understanding much of what was going on around me.
The movie Eat, Pray, Love was shot in and around Ubud, Watch the movie to have a glimpse of how Ubud looks like. :)
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