The name Ubud comes from “Ubad”, the ancient Balinese word that means medicine as the place is generous with medicinal plants and herbs. Ubud is also said to be a place of spiritual inspiration, where travelers can find not only the benefits of Balinese traditional medicines but also the ultimate spa and wellness. Besides them, Ubud also offers unique and entertaining festivals that you do not want to miss when in Ubud.
So here are 3 must-visit festivals in Ubud to complete your journey in Bali.
Ubud Artisan Market
Starting in the mid of 2019, Ubud Artisan Market has become a monthly festival where you can find handcrafted textiles, homewares, clothing, jewelry, artisan-produced, and hand-crafted food, indeed! This 3-day festival also livens up with music, performances, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the day and into the evening.
Follow @ubud.artisanmarket for more updates.
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Considered Southeast Asia’s biggest and most meaningful literary festival, they have hosted more than hundreds of writers and artists from all over the world. Established in 2004, this 5-day festival is full of book launches, film premieres, and workshops, with discussions on cultural, literary, and political issues together with live music and performances.
Follow @ubudwritersfest for more updates.
Ubud Food Festival
It is a very special event to experience the culinary adventure. Holds yearly, you will find Indonesia’s diverse cuisine, innovative chefs, and extraordinary local produce. Certainly, this is not something you want to miss in Ubud!
Follow @ubudfoodfest for more updates.
By: Felike Ongkosoewito, Product Development & Management