Known and recognized as the art and cultural center of Bali, Ubud is indeed a special place. Professional artists as well as would-be artists, locals and expatriates alike for years have flocked to Ubud hoping to make a name for themselves and a good living out of art. The large number of museums scattered around Ubud, is evidence to the dynamic creativity to found in Ubud. As Ubud is on a slightly higher elevation and quite hilly, the temperature is a little cooler compared to the southern tourist areas. Beautiful rice terraces climbing the steep hillside, with tropical rain forest in the river valleys provides a picturesque setting. Fine deluxe boutique hotels and villas as well as a fair amount of homestays and a wide variety of restaurants cater to every budget & life style.