The biggest tourist attraction in Ubud is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, not far from the center of town, where pampered long-tailed macaques scamper the grounds working tourists for snacks. (D. Meutia)


Goa Gajah, a 10-minute drive from Ubud, is a dramatic example of Bali's early connection to Buddhism. The centerpiece of the site is a stone cave with an ornate carved entrance depicting the mouth of an angry spirit. (Jack Merridew)