Today we went to Ubud, which is one hour from Kuta. Ubud is considered as cultural hub of Bali, and located amidst cool mountains. As we approached Ubud, we noticed one-mile stretch of stores hawking wood crafts, stone crafts, and all types of souvenirs, paintings, textiles, and jewelry. At Ubud, we visited Goa Gajah temple, and Tegalalang Rice Terrace, where we recorded some drone footage.
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave Temple) dates back to the 11th century, built as a spiritual place for meditation. The cave is shallow; inside are three stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Black soot lines the cave’s walls as result from the current-day incense burning. There is also ganesh idol too.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies. The Tegallalang rice terraces alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. We spent an hour here, relaxing at rice terrace café, savoring drinks while serenaded by scenic views.