|UBUD: CULTURAL CAPITAL OF BALI|
Because the traffic in and around Ubud is absolutely crazy (it took us 40 minutes to go about 10 meters), if you interested in an extensive visit of the area, I recommend getting a hotel and setting aside a couple of days there. Just getting there for a day trip will wipe you out completely!
If you need a break from all the walking around, head to the Lotus Cafe right by Pura Saraswati (pictured above). You can relax right on the edge of the lotus pool, in the shade, with a view of this gorgeous temple. It is obviously expensive and usually crowded, but the setting trumps everything.