The Blanco Renaissance Museum is the former home and studio of world-renowned artist Antonio Blanco. Now a museum, you'll find a brilliant collection of works by Blanco taken from different periods of his career. The museum also houses several of Blanco's masterpieces like The Cinderella of Bali and My Castle of Dreams.
Built in 1946, Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a lavish complex featuring ornate fountains and pools and fish ponds crisscrossed with stepping stones. Manicured lawns and tropical gardens surround the pools and lots of stone carvings and statues dot the area. Jump the stepping stones, wander over bridges and work your way to the eleven-tiered fountain at the centre.
Take a walk through Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and admire ornate statues like the colossal 75-foot figure of the Hindu deity, Vishnu. Covering around 60 hectares of land, wander through a maze of enormous limestone pillars, stone carvings, a lotus pond and gardens. Enjoy daily performances that celebrate an array of cultural dances and traditional music.
On the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung, Pura Besakih is renowned as Bali’s mother temple. It's the largest and most important Hindu shrine in the country dating back 2,000 years ago. The complex is built on 6 levels with over 80 temples. These structures are breathtaking, as is the surrounding landscape with looming mountain peaks and layered rice fields.
Enter the Ubud Monkey Forest at the village of Padangtegal and discover a magical sanctuary for over 700 monkeys. Enjoy a close encounter with the friendly animals, feed them bananas and watch their playful antics. Journey through the forest, explore historic temples and find even more monkeys happy to be petted and played with.