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One of the main attractions of Indonesia, Ubud is about 25 miles from Denpasar on the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. Ubud is a famous art and crafts center and has several art galleries and artists' workshops that attract a number of travelers. Apart from the stunning art galleries, visitors can also see terraced rice fields and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the city

 

Ubud is also the culinary center and visitors can relish a wide range of local delicacies. There are a number of restaurants around the city, however before eating travelers should confirm whether the eatery serves Halal food. The main delicacy of the region is the Bengil duck or Warung Makan Nasi Bu Mix Kadewatan Mangku. Visitors should be careful when dining out in Ubud as many restaurants serve non-halal food.

 

There is a main Masjid in the center of the city that conducts all the five prayers and the Jummah Salaath, which is conducted between 11:00AM to 1:00PM. The sermon is usually delivered in Indonesian.

Central Ubud can be explored on foot however; travelers visiting the nearby villages will need transport like taxis, bemos or private cars. There are a number of museums in Ubud most of them depicting Balinese art. The Agung Rai Museum of Art, showcases artwork of Balinese as well as international artists; the Blanco Renaissance Museum was the previous home of the Spanish artist Antonio Blanco. The Museum Puri Lukisan is the first private museum of Bali and features traditional and modern local art. The Museum Rudana and the Neka Art Museum both have exclusive art collections.

The Monkey Forest in Ubud, which is full of monkeys, is an interesting place to visit. Visitors can also spot birds at the Bali Bird Park in Ubud and also visit the recently established Botanic Garden. Just 10 minutes north of Ubud is the village of Petulu where over 15,000 egrets roost every evening. West of Ubud visitors can find the Ayung River at Sayan, which is known for whitewater rafting.

Ubud has a wide variety of art and jewelry shops where travelers can find some excellent deals. The Ubud Market at the corner of Jl Monkey Forest and Jl Raya Ubud is where travelers can find souvenirs. Visitors moving around the city in private cars can make a stop for shopping at Tegallalang, where they can find wholesale deals and Sukawati Market that sells trinkets in wholesale.

 

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Indonesia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE/COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Jakarta

GEOGRAPHY

Indonesia is made of more than 17 thousand islands covering more than 1.9 million sq Kms with a coast line over 80,000 Kms.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 230 Million. Muslims account for about 88.2% of the population.

CLIMATE

A little variation can be seen with the temperature based on the seasons but it is fairly constant, 28°C (82.4°F) with the coastal plains , Mountain areas range from 26°C (78.8°F) to 23°C (73.4°F).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Indonesian(Also known as Bahasa) is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

Indonesia West : GMT +7
Indonesia Central : GMT +8
Indonesia East : GMT +9

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
General: 8 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS
New Years Day : January 1st
Good Friday : April 22nd 
Ascension Day : June 2nd
Christmas : December 25th

Based on the lunar & Other calandars:
Birth of the Prophet(Milad un Nabi)
Day of Silance(new year in Bali Calendar)
Buddha's Birthday
Idul Fitri
Idul Adha
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Indonesian Rupiah

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police: 110
Medical: 118/119
Fire: 113
Mobile or Satellite Emergency: 112

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