Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali: culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. You can find traditional dance performances, scenic rice fields, art and craft communities as well as ancient temples. This is the health and wellness mecca. It has long been known as a mystical place, rich in healing powers. Ubud has also become a raw food capital with more vegan/vegetarian/raw food restuarants per square metre than New York . The area of Ubud lies at an altitude of 200-300 metres above sea level and is surrounded by rice fields. It is noticeably cooler than other tourist destinations in Bali making it perfect for trekking. There is a variety of cheap accommodation, luxurious hotels and private villas to suit all pockets.