Taking a look around Ubud

From a variety of temples and lush green rice paddies to monkey forests and waterfalls, coffee plantations and amazing restaurants, the lively town of Ubud truly has a lot to offer to its visitors. While the …

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Gamelan lessons at the local library

There are not many evenings that you can walk around Ubud without being invited to or at least hearing a performance, usually of dance and gamelan music. The traditional gamelan music carries across Ubud, enticing and inviting to everyone that hears it. One of the best places to hear a concert is just next to the football field in the centre of Ubud, in the large temple. As you walk along the roads next to the field it feels like you are actually attending the concert!

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Yoga, Meditation & Self-Empowerment Retreat in Ubud

Shades of Yoga recently ran the first in a series of Yoga, Meditation and Personal Empowerment Retreats at Taksu Spa, situated in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s global centre for spiritual tourism.

The retreats are orientated towards giving the participants the tools to transform their lives through daily yoga sessions, active meditations, and lectures designed to help individuals overcome personal blocks that might be hindering them from reaching their full potential.

 

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Bali’s Kecak Fire Dance

Watching the sun make its steady descent towards a gold and orange infused ocean from the vantage point of Bali’s world famous Uluwatu Temple (Pura), is a must see for anyone travelling to the Island of the Gods.

Uluwatu sunset

The Temple is situated right on the tip of Bali’s southernmost point, the Bukit Peninsula and the panoramic views of the island’s cliffs and Indian Ocean makes you feel like you are standing on the edge of the world. It is clear to see why the ancient Balinese decided to erect one of their most glorious temples here.

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