The economy of the province of Bali in Indonesia thrives on an eternal string of tourists who make their way to Indonesia every year to enjoy Bali’s spectacular natural beauty and superb climate. Whether you hope for a relaxing holiday or wish to fill your vacation with a multitude of activities such as sightseeing or snorkelling, the shores of Bali will fulfil whatever your heart may desire.
If you are tourist with a passion for art, Ubud is the place to visit. Ubud, famed for being the art hub of the nation since the twentieth century, plays host to a number of art galleries, museums and studios and is akin to heaven for an art lover. Furthermore, one can witness wood carving and stone carving and even purchase some of the end products as souvenirs. Ubud is also home to the famous Neka Museum which is located in Campuhan, a mere 8 minutes from Ubud and is yet another ideal attraction for an art lover to visit for it exhibits a Painting Hall featuring the puppet style, Batuan style, Ubud style and transitional painting style which are incidentally the main artistic styles of ancient Bali.
Established by Pande Wayan Suteja Neka, the Museum is home to a number of Pavilions as well which also exhibit contemporary art including art exhibitions of modern artists. A tour of the Museum can be completed within an hour or so and provides visitors with a clear overview of the evolution of art in the area as the works are accompanied with clear descriptions.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.