Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali offering a more laid back and cooler locale than the beaches of South Bali. Around Ubud are temples, ancient sites and whole villages producing handicrafts. The lush rice paddies and huge coconut trees lend a village feel, however the boutiques remind you that you’re in a tourist center. In many ways Ubud offers the best of both worlds, culture and comfort.
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