Museum Neka

Neka Art Museum, one of the finest museums on the island, boasts a collection of fine art inspired by Bali, but over the years the museum has expanded its scope to include other works from Indonesia to show the place of Balinese art within the wider national context. The first hall is the Balinese Painting Hall. In this hall one can appreciate ancient puppet style paintings that have narrative scenes from Indian epics, Balinese-Javanese literature, and almanac. Ubud style paintings such as the works of Anak Agung Gede Sobrat and Ida Bagus Made Poleng can also be seen in this hall. The works of Ida Bagus Made Widja, Batuan style paintings, created in 1930’s also hanging on the display wall. In this hall, one can also appreciate a collection of modern adaptation of Batuan style painting by I Wayan Bendi.

Visiting Hours :
Monday-Saturday : 9am – 5pm  // Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Closed: Nation Holiday
Admission Fees is Rp. 50.000 Adults and Free for children 12 and under

Jl. Raya Campuhan Kedewatan Village, Ubud
Gianyar Bali 80571
Email : info@museumneka.com
http://www.museumneka.com/

Museum Puri Lukisan

Museum Puri Lukisan is located in the heart of Ubud just a few steps away from The Ubud Palace. The history of the museum started in 1929 when Rudolf Bonnet an Amsterdam born artist arrived on this beautiful island, and introduced the ideologies, techniques and materials of western art to Bali. His cooperation with Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, the Prince of Ubud, initiated a new era of Balinese art and painting. Later in 1936, Pita Maha, an artist’s cooperative was formed by Bonnet, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Raka Sukawati, and I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. In 1952, the Museum Puri Lukisan was founded to carry out the ideas and uphold the rules of Pita Maha.

Visiting hours: 9am – 6pm (7 days a week )
The admission is Rp.50,000 for adults. Children under 15 years old accompanied by an adult are free of charge. (This policy does not apply to children in-groups)

Jalan Raya Ubud Gianyar 80571
Tel : (+62-361) 971159
Fax : (+62-361) 975136
Email : info@museumpurilukisan.com
www.museumpurilukisan.com

Blanco, The Renaissance Museum

Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River. This flamboyant building, a unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain, houses an interesting collection of works drawn from different periods of his long career. During his life it was visited daily by hundreds of people from all over the world. The artist, full of “Catalan charisma,” earned himself the sobriquet “The Fabulous Blanco,” an expression that mirrored his talent for creativity. His former home is now a museum showcasing his sometimes bizarre but always interesting work. Think Salvador Dali transplanted to Asia. In the garden you can take pictures of the exotic birds flying around.

Blanco, The Renaissance Museum is open to public from 9am to 5pm daily including Sunday and public holidays.
P.O. Box 80571
Bali – Indonesia

Tel : (+62-361) 975502
Fax : (+62-361) 975551
Email : a-blanco@indo.net.id
http://www.blancomuseum.com/

Monkey Forest, Ubud

The cool and dense swath of jungle, officially called Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, houses three holy temples. Hundreds of playful and interactive Macaque monkeys call the sacred forest home and roam freely around the tree canopy and temple complex. Walking around the winding, moss-covered brick paths of the Monkey Forest is a great way to escape the heat of the afternoon, but mind your belongings. Cuddle up with these amazing local monkeys at the Monkey Forest sanctuary. See Mamas and their newborns, up close and personal, take as many pictures as you like, even feed the monkeys bananas! Stroll through to find Pura Dalem Agung. Walk around. Enjoy the serene atmosphere. The forest comprises approximately a tenth of a square kilometer (approximately 27 acres) and contains at least 115 different species of trees. The Monkey Forest contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padang Tegal (a temple of the dead) as well as a “Holy Spring” bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies.

Tour :  Ubud Eat Pray and Love Tour Package
Address: Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud
Phone: 0361 971304/ 972774
Website: www.monkeyforestubud.com
Open: daily from 8.30am – 6.30pm.
Entrance fee: Rp 10,000 for children and Rp 20,000 for adults.

Tips and Advise

  1. Treat the monkeys with respect. Don’t feed them unless you’re accompanied with a guide to supervise you. And do realize that they’re creatures of a curious nature. So keep your possessions in check. If they “borrow” one of your items, just go to the nearest guide and ask for his help.
  2. There are many buses and parking is hard. So it’s better to come in the morning before 10 am.
  3. Be aware that these monkey are not shy at all and will happily climb all over your body, even onto your head and shoulders, and try and get into your bags, purses and pockets.They can be a little crazy and confronting and it could be an overwhelming or frightening experience for some little ones! Beware if you bring key, glass, mobile phone or anything. The monkey interest to check you out if you have full pocket.
  4. You see families hold one banana above their head and stand still and monkey will climb up you to get it. Don’t engage with the monkeys; let them use you as a statue and they will perch on your shoulders to eat their treasure. So make sure you are quick with the camera!
  5. Don’t try to pull away or touch the monkeys. The best way to get them to come up is to sit down, relax and let them come to you. If you freak out, or make sudden movements they can get aggressive, so be careful, sweet and gentle and all should be good!
  6. Wear insect repellent!