Along the Campuhan Ridge Walk when returning back to Ubud is the Neka Art Museum. Neka housed traditional Balinese paintings as well as contemporary art.
Some of my favourites are included below.
On the third day in Ubud, Bali we decided to view the rice-paddies and what better way to do this then the famous Campuhan Ridge Walk.
The Campuhan Ridge Walk is well trodden with good paths, the first half has dirt roads that even tour vans can get to and on the way down winding sealed roads. There were plenty of places to stop for a drink or view along the way. One of the highlights was the Neka Art Museum which I will write about in a separate post.
Pura Tirtha Empul, also known as Tirta Empul Temple or simply the Water Temple is a Hindu temple centrally located on Bali Island. Simon and Josh were keen to visit this temple so utilising their driver, we made the 45 minute journey from Ubud. Near by is the better known Kuil Gunung Kawi, which we skipped as Simon and Josh weren’t impressed when reading about the over 270 steps to traverse.
Tirta Empul Temple is similar styled to other Balinese Hindu temples, with the addition of bathing pools which is famous for its holy water. At the time of visit we saw a few people bathing in the water which is said to have purification properties.
One of the other pools of water was filled with koi fish being fed by tourists.
On the second day in Ubud we caught up with my brother, Simon and his friend Josh who drove down from Sanur on the coast of Bali. We decided to visit the Monkey Forest first even though we were not quite show if it was something we should take Farah into.
It turned out that the Monkey Forest was quite okay, with the monkey’s staying their ground unless you presented them with food. There were local Balinese men with sticks scattered around the Monkey Forest who did try to maintain the peace, though a lot of the time they were feeding the monkey’s instead.