Ubud Town in Indonesia

The town of Ubud in the mountains of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a center for arts and crafts and traditional dance. The rainforest and rice fields terraces of Ubud District surrounded studded with Hindu temples and shrines, among the most famous landscapes of Bali. old sacred places are complicated Goa Gajah ("Elephant Cave") and Gunung Kawi carved, carved with his sanctuaries in the rock.

Ubud is "oobood", as the same manner as the "oo" sound in very "good." Even if you cut away the name, people are not likely to do anything more than a sneer. As they say, scorching ken-ken - Balinese for 'no worries! ".

While Ubud appears to foreigners like a small town, it is actually fourteen villages, each with its own banjar (village committee) headed. Ubud has grown rapidly, and some central parts creak to cope under the strain with the number of visitors. That is, most of the development until the time is sympathetic, otherwise specifically designed in the local style. The growth continues, but there is still terraced rice fields along the rivers, and walk away from the city center, exercise regularly, quiet village life, relatively intact. Center of Ubud is very commercialized and full of tourists.

In many ways, the history of the Ubud area (not so much the modern city) very history Bali itself.

Ubud has a known history dating back to the eighth century when the Hindu Javanese Rsi Marhandya priest came to Bali from Java, and rivers meditated at the confluence of two Wos to Campuan, west of downtown this. A shrine was created and developed later by Nirartha Javanese priest who is considered one of the founders of practices and religious rituals Bali, as we know today. At that time, the area was a center of natural medicine and healing, and that's how the name originated Ubud UBAD is old Balinese for medicine.

Other temples and monasteries were established in the next 400.100 years. The temple complex of Gunung Kawi and the cave temples of Goa Gajah (east and northeast of Ubud), are architectural remains from this period. Many dances, theater and ritual is still practiced in Ubud, emerged at that time. King Airlangga dominated all Java and Bali at this time, and its seat of government was located in what is now the village of Batuan, southeast of Ubud.

The Javanese Majapahit Empire conquered Bali in 1343, and the key focuses final victory against the Pejeng dynasty Bedulu, just east of Ubud. A large flower of Balinese culture followed, and the descent of Ubud current day noble families can be traced from the moment. In the sixteenth century, there were a total of transplantation of Majapahit Kingdom in Bali that the Islamization of Java, they forced eastward. Power switches between different feudal dynasties and lords, but the Ubud region remained a very important cog in different districts, which governs the island.

In 1900 Ubud was a Dutch protectorate at his own request and colonialists took very little, so that the traditional art and culture of the region remain relatively unchanged. The modern era of Ubud may have started in the 1930s, when foreign artists of the royal family were encouraged to take presence in the city. Ubud its base, the likes of Walter Spies and Rudolf Bonnet helped to promote an understanding of the art of Balinese culture worldwide. Since the 1960s, travelers began in earnest, most types intrepid arrive, the infrastructure had to be very limited indeed. Since then, Ubud has developed rapildy in a high-profile, international first class destination while maintaining its integrity as a center of art and Balinese culture.
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