Explore Central Bali
If you are looking to experience a more authentic Bali, this gorgeous part of the island will be a must visit.
Although Ubud, with its amazing culinary and cultural scene, will always be the main highlight of this region, there is still plenty to see in the area. You can visit the temples of Tampaksiring, and while getting there pausing to take some beautiful photos of the Ceking rice fields. Or you can have a day trip south of Ubud, stopping at some of the many traditional artisans' villages of the area, which are famous for the quality of their craftsmanship. There are surely many things to see in this part of the island, but probably the best way to explore it is hopping on a scooter and wandering across its beautiful scenic roads.