If you wish to retreat from crowded saltwater beaches, engaging in a rafting adventure in Ayung River Ubud is one of the most strongly recommended alternatives. Grab your oars and row the boat as the rapids drift you down the hill. Achieve a complete day in your tour by visiting some of the best attractions on Ubud just south of the finish line.

1. Ayung White Water Rafting

Beat the rapids while overlooking rice paddies and big rainforest trees along the trajectory. Ayung river has medium-level (2 & 3) rapids spread throughout the 12-kilometer length of trip. It comes with insurance and state-of-the-art equipment to fully ensure your safety.

2. Ubud Monkey Forest

A rather small but renowned rainforest, with archaic open-air architecture. It’s close to the busiest part of Ubud where you’ll be able to interact with hundreds of long-tailed macaques by feeding them with hand.

3. Puri Saren (Ubud Royal Palace)

There are many palaces (Puri) in Ubud but only one of them hold the royal status and stand tremendously big. Puri Saren was built by the ruler of Ubud circa 1820 and initially functioned as government center. Today, it benefits many local artists and historians as a repository for Balinese cultural legacy in art and literature.

4. Ubud Market

Right across the palace, there is a traditional market laden with hand-made local products. At the west side of the market are full of tourists buying crafted souvenirs with relatively cheap price, while the east side comprises of groceries and household items. There are a lot of items that you can bring home, such as slippers, wooden statues, bags, clothes, mats, paintings and loads of other stuffs.

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