Ubud is a magical place. Ubud, Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart, is located between emerald rice fields and wild environment on the island’s central highlands. Since ancient times, what we called “art” has been regarded an integral component of daily life in this country. When people weren’t working in the fields or fishing, they did things like stone and wood carving, painting, weaving, playing music, and dancing. In Balinese Hindu traditions, art and spiritual activities are linked, and Ubud is where you can see it firsthand. A week stay in some of best, most secluded villas in Ubud Bali — surrounded by the nature—could be the key for healing a tired mind.
Here are some of the best things to do in Ubud for a restorative body and soul.
Visit the Puri Saren
In the opposite of the famous Ubud Traditional Market is the Puri Saren Palace. Puri Saren, which means “royal palaces” in Balinese, was once a residence for nobles, but it is now a cultural center for Balinese arts, dancing, and literature. The Museum Puri Lukisan is located near the palace. Visit to see the best examples of Balinese art and learn about its history: the modern Balinese art movement originated in Ubud, when local painters began to forgo solely religious themes in favor of scenes from everyday life.
The Pura Taman Saraswati, one of Ubud’s many temples, is dedicated to Dewi Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of wisdom, literacy, and the arts. The temple garden is brimming with lotus flowers, stunning visitors and contributing to the attractiveness of the location. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., you can help with the powerful Balinese kecak dance performance, which is rooted in Balinese culture. Balinese religion, a mix of Hinduism and animist practice, manifests itself in ecstatic forms: music, gongs, costumes, eyes, colors, hands, chants….you’ll be mesmerized!
Bathe in Tirta Empul Water Temple
Next is the Tirtal Empul watet temple, which is close to Kawi Mountain. The Balinese Hindus come here to purify themselves by bathing in the sacred waters. Tirta Empul is a significant temple complex famed for its sacred mountain spring and purifying baths. It has long been a spiritual destination for both Balinese Hindu devotees and visitors seeking a spiritual experience.
You are welcome to participate in a purification ceremony in the pools if you follow a tight set of regulations and codes of conduct. Purification baths, pools, and carp ponds surround the outer perimeter, and finally drain into the Tukad Pakerisan River, which is fed by a natural spring inside the main temple complex.
Stretch Your Body in Morning Yoga
Ubud is well-known as one of the most reputable yoga and holistic treatment centers in the world, attracting yogis and yoginis from all over the globe. Yoga in Ubud will complement your time in Bali, with its lush nature and deep spirituality. Your spiritual journey will extend beyond the hours spent on your mat. As soon as you leave class, a magnificent sense of spirituality will wash over you. You can also look for villas in Ubud with quite large backyard to do yoga and meditation every morning. Do this everyday, and your mind will be ready for a fresh comeback to your reality.
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Do Melukat Ceremony in Your Villas Ubud Bali
Always feel fascinated with Balinese intricate ceremonies but never have a chance to join one? Arrange a Melukat ceremony where you stay. Melukat is a component of the Manusa Yadnya rite, which is designed to cleanse and purify a person’s innermost and inner self. Unlike other common Balinese ceremonies, anyone can participate in Melukat despite not being a Balinese neither a Hindu. Melukat is a ritual for cleaning and purifying your body, mind, and soul, and the priests can be invited to any villas in Ubud, Bali.
Melukat ritual is usually suggested for anyone who is frequently plagued by nightmares, anxiety, or perhaps has a significant problem. This ceremony is commonly performed in the spring at a water fountain, a beach, a holy spring or river, or at one’s own home. Ask your villa concierge if you want to do a Melukat ceremony; they know what to do.
Call A Relaxing Private Spa to Your Ubud Villa
What’s better to do to rejuvenate your body and mind than having a relaxing spa in the privacy of your private villa in Ubud? Ask your villa concierge to arrange a private spa session—in your room or in the poolside overviewing the garden. Or call your favourite spa in Ubud and ask whether it is possible to call the therapist to your villa. Enjoy a pampering session with natural scrubs, deep tissue massage, and floral bath.
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Calm Your Mind in Ubud Monkey Forest
Crawl through the Ubud Monkey Forest in search of breath-taking ancient moss-covered temples. The Ubud Monkey Forest is widely regarded as one of the best places to visit in Ubud. It is run by the people and is located just outside the town center. This monkey refuge is located in a lush tropical forest with natural vegetation canopies. You can stop and watch the grey long-tailed macaques frisk and pick things out of each other’s hair as you travel across the paved pathways. The monkeys are not the main attraction in the forest, despite the name. The lush vegetation and big trees create a lovely backdrop. You’ll probably spend the majority of your time in the Ubud Monkey Forest, looking for ancient temples with moss-covered guardian sculptures.