Considered the cultural pulse of Bali, Ubud is a charming village located on the island’s gentle sloping foothills offering picturesque countryside, terraced rice fields and flowing rivers. Ubud and its surrounding village hamlets attracts those who appreciate a slower pace of activity and are drawn to a creative lifestyle brimming with art, craft, dance and music. Ubud lends itself to scenic nature walks, cycling and white water rafting. There are plenty of interesting places in the area, including the Ubud markets and the famous monkey forest. Accommodation within the Ubud area covers boutique resort hotels, hideaway villas and charming guest houses.