The history of art in Bali does not go as far as the 1930’s. This is the first of the many museums in Bali opened in 1956, the exhibition starts from the oldest works drawn before WW2 until now so you will find how the history of Balinese art evolved. It is located in the center of Ubud, within 5 mins walk from the Ubud palace.
Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the Bali Bird park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. One of the highlight is the National bird “Bali Starling” qualified as Critically Endangered due to its extremely small range and tiny population, still suffering from illegal poaching for the cage bird trade. Also Komodo dragons, parrots, Pelicans feedings can be enjoyed in certain times of the day.
Previously more popular before other Safaris were built, you can find 350 animals of 75 species here. Also you can take photos with Orangutans, Toucan birds and baby crocodiles. Recently Tree walk, Flying fox, Zoopak trekking has been made to add more variety to the activities.
A park specialized for rescued Sumatran Elephants, you can interact with them as though they are in the wild. Trekking around the park on top of the giant will be an experience you will never forget. The park accommodates 3o elephants including 3 babies naturally bred as part of the breeding program aimed to preserve the endangered species. One more is due to arrive early 2013. You are able to feed, touch, take pictures with them and also watch them play in the lake with 4 Elephant shows daily. An exclusive Elephant experience you will not find anywhere else in the world.
One of the most full scaled safari parks on the island, featuring Lions, Elephants, Tigers, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles…The main attraction is the Komodo dragon? If you’re lucky, you will get to take a picture with a white tiger. Also Elephant rides and Orangutan shows are available.
One of the four Botanical garden networks in Indonesia, Kebun Raya Bali has an area of 157.5 hectares (389 acres), a car will be required to see all the property. It is a unique place featuring not only the plants of Bali but from mountainous areas of East Java and exotic plants from all around Indonesia. There are 1500 species more than 16000 plants, especially the collection of 340 kinds of orchids are a must see. Many families and couples come to visit on weekends.
Literally a forest with monkeys, there are around 200 monkeys living here. There are 3 groups of monkeys each with a boss, occupying different territories in the park. Peanuts and bananas are available at the entrance but one must be careful with their belongings such as glasses and wallets. You will occasionally hear cries from the victims of the cheeky monkeys.