• Crystal clear water at Uluwatu Beach

    Surfers come to Uluwatu to tackle the highest waves of Bali. Not a surfer? You can still jump into the tropical water for a wonderful swim too.

  • Rice fields of Bali

    Travel through Bali and be amazed at the beautiful rice fields. From fresh green seedlings
    to yellow plants ready for harvest.

  • Temple Ulun Danu Bratan

    Visit temples at the most beautiful locations: perched on a cliff, located in sea, at a lake or
    right in the shadows of the mystical Mount Agung.

  • Colourful Baskets

    The Balinese are preparing religious offerings every day. Whether it is for the small daily offerings or for big temple ceremonies. Everywhere you will see women balancing
    colourful baskets on their heads full of offerings.

Campuhan Ubud Bali - A hamlet full of mystic...


Campuhan Ubud is the perfect village hamlet to escape the heavy traffic jams at Monkey Forest Road. Campuhan (pronounced as Tjam-pu-han) is a village hamlet on the western part of Ubud and once you pass the road that runs between ancient trees, then you know you have reached it

Despite the choice of hotels and restaurants this beautiful part of town hardly attracts a crowd.

 

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The road that takes you straight to Campuhan

 

The two rivers that cross Campuhan have created a lush green river gorge and together with the ancient trees, bridge and temple this hamlet looks like a scene from Indiana Jones. After erasing the modern shops, cars and restaurants from your vision that is... ;-)

Campuhan which means 'where two rivers meet' is considered a sacred area that contains inspirational and healing powers. Centuries ago a holey man from India discovered these powers when he meditated at the location where the rivers meet.

Here he received visions to create the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih. Since then Campuhan is believed to be a holey place and the Balinese have built the temple Pura Gunung Lebah on this exact location.

 

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Pura Gunung Lebah, located at Campuhan ridge

 

Even if you don't know the story behind Campuhan you can tell that there is something special here. Especially if you see the Balinese visiting the temple and conducting ceremonies.

There are also characterful places to stay in this area. Our favorite is Ibah where you continue to have the ancient feeling around you. Another hotel that has the 'Campuhan feel' to it is Hotel Tjampuhan Bali. This hotel was one of the first hotels decades ago and this is where Walter Spies, an influential artist in Bali stayed.

 

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The Ibah hotel blends in with the Campuhan area and has suites and villas

 

Besides a visit to the temple, the nearby rice fields are a great place to explore. It is easily accessible and you don't need a guide to find your way. You can also find Antonio Blanco's House here. This museum displays expressionist-romantic styled paintings and statues of the artist Antonio and his son. From here you also have a stunning view over the rice fields.


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