Posted by: Made Ari NTK | 12/13/2009

Ubud,The Home Town of Painter

Ubud is a resting place in the region of Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.

Ubud especially popular among foreign tourists because of this location lies between the fields and forests that lie between mountain gorges that make a very beautiful nature. Also known as Ubud art and culture that is growing very rapidly and developed. Pulse Ubud community life can not be separated from the arts. Here there are also many art galleries, and arenas of music and dance performances are held alternately every night in all parts of the village.

As early as the 1930s, Ubud popular among western tourists. At that time German painter; Walter Spies and Dutch painter; Rudolf Bonnet stay. They are assisted by Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, the Puri Agung Ubud. Now that their work can be seen at the Museum Puri Painting, Ubud.


Ubud has a tourist area so diverse, from tour to tour tirta wana spread in Ubud area, including:

Rudana Rudana Museum and Fine Art Gallery
Museum Rudana an art museum located in Ubud, Bali, which was founded by Nyoman Rudana, a collector of paintings which also sits as a member of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) representing the province of Bali in 2009 and 2004 period was inaugurated by President Soeharto on December 26, 1995. The museum holds more than 400 pieces of paintings and sculptures of artists’ work, both from Bali, Indonesia artists outside of Bali and foreign artists that make Bali as a place to work. Being in a complex, stand Rudana Fine Art Gallery, founded in 1978 and is the origin of the founding Rudana Museum.

Museum Puri Lukisan
Is a first art museum, which is managed by the private sector, in Bali. Initiated by Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and foreign artists who settled in Ubud, Rudolf Bonnet. Standing on January 31, 1956 under the auspices of the Foundation Ratna Warta, and officially opened by the Minister of Education and Culture, Muhammad Yamin.

In this museum can be enjoyed by the development of art in Ubud, both painting and sculpture. Some of the works of foreign artists who work in Ubud as: Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies, Arie Smit as well as local maestro I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, I Gusti Made Deblog, Ida Bagus Made and others. Including the works of art at the time Pita Maha.

Puri Agung Ubud
Puri Agung Ubud is located right in the heart of Ubud. It is the administrative center of the Kingdom of Ubud in former times, as well as a center of culture and traditional arts, held in right in front of the castle. Puri Ubud still have spatial and maintained buildings like the original. On the front page, after the gate, there is an area called the shelf restaurants. Here is held once a week dance performances, for the tourists. And every day, carried out training of various groups of gamelan music in Bali. All art activities increasingly thicken the atmosphere of Ubud as an arts oriented village.

Vanara Wana
Vanara Wana or Monkey Forest, (better known as Monkey Forest) Is a forest area located in Ubud area, precisely into the traditional rural areas Padangtegal. In this forest there is a flock of hundreds of monkeys, who have inhabited this region for hundreds of years. In this area there are also Padangtegal Pura Dalem, which was founded in the early 20th century. Temple architecture and has a very old-fashioned charm and artistic.

Ubud in the west, there Tukad (Kali) Ayung. In this river many tourist activities tirta, among them the white water rafting and kayaking. There are several services that offer tours tirta this service. In addition tirta tour, along the cliff Tukad Ayung also has a charming natural scenery, and there are dozens of star hotels.



  1. The best attraction in Ubud is Live dances, nature (rice field) and forest (monkey forest) and also lot of great museum.

    The real Bali’s culture captured here in Ubud

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