Elegant dances based on fascinating stories and gracious women – when you visit Bali you'll be overwhelmed by the rituals and ceremonies. Not surprisingly, the island is a refuge for artists and other creative types. Balinese beauties are an important source of inspiration for paintings, wood carvings and other types of art.
Enchanting Ubud is the place on Bali to which most artists flock. Situated higher in the mountains, surrounded by rainforest and delightful rice paddies, it is slightly cooler here than on the coast. Many travellers who came looking for happiness never left, and the town has become an important centre for Balinese visual arts, dance and music. Around Ubud there are various temple complexes and authentic villages.
“The flexibility and elegance of Balinese dancers is amazing.”