If you go to Bali...

If you go . . .

What to do

Sacred Monkey Forest

Jalan Monkey Forest


Padangtegal, Ubud


Get The Weekender in your inbox:
The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

These uncaged, long-tailed macaques are entertaining and impudent. Guard your valuables. At dusk, wait outside the park and watch the monkeys as they take to the streets of Ubud.

Pura Tirta Empul (Bathing Temple)

Tampak Siring Village (14 kilometers northeast of Ubud)

Observe Hindu worshippers as they enter the koi-filled rectangular pool to purify themselves beneath holy fountains.

Where to stay

Though it’s an hour drive from Ubud to Mount Batur, it’s worth staying in Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital.

Kenanga Boutique Hotel


Jalan Raya Lungsiakan



A small, elegant hotel surrounded by rice fields, $140-$200.

Sri Bungalows

Jalan Monkey Forest



Also surrounded by rice fields, this hotel is more affordable, though some rooms lack air conditioning and TV. A tasty breakfast is served.

Where to eat

Ibu Oka Warung

Jalan Tegal



Bali’s traditional Babi Guling (suckling pig) is a must at this no frills institution, $5-$10.

Lakeview Restaurant

Jalan Raya Penelokan



Enjoy vistas of Lake Batur as you refuel after the big hike. Lunch is buffet style, $5-$10.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of