Rice Fields in Ubud
There are rice fields in Ubud. You will see plenty of them when you drive to Ubud from Nusa Dua or Kuta. But they are flat paddy fields.
The stepped rice fields, which are part of the UNESCO list and pop up when you search for ‘Bali rice fields’ are a little off Ubud centre in an area called Tegalalang. Ensure that your taxi guide knows that you want to get there.
Communicating with the Locals
There is a temple to explore almost everywhere
Coffee/Spice plantations offer a free tour and free tasting
The Barong dance is held in the evening at about 7:00/7:30 pm. There are other dances like the Kecak dance that are held in this show. Certain shows are also held at 9:30 am. Check with your hotel for tickets for the same and plan your day in Ubud accordingly.
Location of the luxury resorts/BnBs
The location of the luxury resorts is not bang in the centre of Ubud Town. That is where the little boutique hotels and BnB’s are. The luxury resorts are about 10-30 km from the centre of Ubud town.
Traffic in Ubud
Traffic in Ubud, especially in the Monkey Forest area is crazy. It can take over 30 min to cross a 2 km stretch. The area is full of one ways and Google Map wasn’t very accurate. Renting a car to get around this area (if you are staying in Ubud) is not the best idea. It would be ideal to rent a motorbike.