Set in the green terraced hills around 1 hour drive from the bustling south, Ubud is the heart of Bali. Where everyday traditional dances and elaborate temple ceremonies add colour to the crowded streets while travelling yogis look on. World class restaurants share space with vegan eateries, smoky live music venues and cocktail bars. As the artistic centre of the island, Ubud is home to silversmiths, stone carvers and painters. The Ubud Royal Palace, The Sacred Monkey Forest, and the famous Ubud Art Market are all on the must see list. A magnet for the healthier than thou set, Ubud has become a true spiritual playground. With everything from elaborate vegan eats, cleanses, to every type of yoga and healing imaginable – this is where Western spirituality and Balinese traditions live side by side.