Ubud is a town on the island of Bali in Indonesia, with about 30,000 inhabitants, which for the most part Hindus are. Ubud is located about 30 kilometers northeast of Denpasar and is considered the cultural center of Bali. Main road in Ubud are running from east to west, Jalan Raya Ubud, in the north-south running Jalan Wana Wenara (also known as Monkey Forest Road) and the Jalan Hanoman.
When sites are mainly the Puri Saren Palace and St. monkey forest in which more than 340 monkeys (primarily macaques ) live, is known. Also in town is the home of the painter died in 1999, Don Antonio Blanco . His paintings have been there since his death in The Blanco Renaissance Museum issued by his daughter. Ubud was used with its small hostels and pensions in particular backpackers popular now, more and more hotel complexes built for package tourists. In Ubud there are a number of small restaurants serving Balinese and international cuisine.
Minibuses, known Bemos go in all directions, including Denpasar . From the bus station buses to Candi Dasa , Bali , Padang Bai , Lovina and many other popular locations in Bali and the airport. Ubud is the artistic capital of Bali. Above all, painting and textile art as well as traditional wood carvings are maintained in Ubud. The place has been known since the 1920s as a residence of European and American artists. Among other things, had lived since 1927 in Ubud, the musician and painter Walter Spies and phased as his guest the musician and writer Vicki Baum , who wrote in Ubud her famous novel “Love and Death on Bali.” Another well-known artists including the Dutch painter was Rudolf Bonnet .
In pre-colonial times Ubud Balinese served as the seat of feudal princes. These were as Tjokordas known. During the Dutch colonial rule, the political significance of Tjorkadas was decomposed. Nevertheless, members of the former feudal family branches have a social significance in Bali.