Ubud

Ubud is a small town on the island of Bali in Indonesia with about 30,000 inhabitants, which lies mostly Hindus sind.Ubud about 30 kilometers northeast of Denpasar and is considered the cultural center of Bali. Main roads in Ubud are extending in the east-west direction Jalan Ubud, which extends in the north-south direction Jalan Wenara Wana (also known as Monkey Forest Road) and the Jalan Hanoman. As attractions are mainly the Palace Puri Saren and the sacred monkey forest where live more than 340 monkeys (macaques mainly) known. Opposite the palace where the last prince of Ubud, Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati lived, is located in a lotus pond, the temple Pura Taman Saraswati Kemude. Also in town is the home of the late 1999 painter Don Antonio Blanco is. His paintings are exhibited there since his death in The Blanco Renaissance Museum by his daughter. Ubud was formerly popular with its small hostels and pensions, particularly with backpackers, more and more hotel complexes for package tourists are now being built. In Ubud, a number restaurants are serving Balinese and international cuisine. Minibuses, called Bemos, driving in all directions, even to Denpasar. From the bus station for buses to Candi Dasa, Kuta, Padang Bai, Lovina and many other popular destinations of Bali and the airport. Ubud is considered artistic capital of Bali. Especially painting and textile art as well as traditional wood carvings are maintained in Ubud. The place was known as stay European and American artists since the 1920s. U. a. lived since 1927 in Ubud musician and painter Walter Spies and phased as his guest the musician and writer Vicki Baum that her famous novel Love and Death wrote in Ubud in Bali. Another well-known artist was, among other things, the Dutch painter Rudolf Bonnet. Paintings by Bonnet and Spies are exhibited in Ubud in the museums the Agung Rai Puri Lukisan. In pre-colonial times Ubud served as the seat of Balinese feudal prince. These were called Tjokordas. 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.

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