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Gianyar (Indonesia)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
30 minutes by road from Ubud
When to go
May through October
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Gianyar

Marie Foucaut Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

Gianyar is a town located east of Ubud. The town is clean and has quite a lot of flowers but there is not much to see there.

My suggestion:
It can make a good stop on your trip, even though I think that Ubud is more charming (but also more touristy).
My review

Gianyar is a town that tourists don't visit often because it is an administrative centre but it's district includes some of Bali's main attractions.

The only thing in the town itself that I can really recommend is the night market which is quite impressive. It is very big and there are few tourists. The food is exquisite, although very spicy, and different from what you find in other places because it is not designed for tourists. I recommend you try babi guling (spit roasted pork), a Balinese specialty - it's a real treat!

The town doesn't have much accommodation. And that was what attracted me to the town, the absence of tourists.

And the town is also geographically well placed: 20 minutes from Ubud and the Bali Safari and Marine Park by scooter, or 30 minutes from the beach... 

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