Waka Namya

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Jl. Raya Penestanan, (formerly Waka Padma), Ubud, 80571, Indonesia
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 64% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families90
  • Couples75
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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Jalan Hanoman, 31-07-2010Jalan Hanoman, 31-07-2010

Entrance to the Monkey Forest SanctuaryEntrance to the Monkey Forest Sanctuary


me, agung & his niece at his homeme, agung & his niece at his home

Forum Posts

Buying Paintings

by SFHulaGIrl

There's probably no easy answer for this, but... I'm interested in buying paintings in/around Ubud. Where can I get the widest selection at the best prices -- in Ubud, in Tohlunduh, Keliki or elsewhere? I prefer scenes of traditional Balinese life in Pengosekan style. Does anyone have particular galleries or artists that they can suggest (with a price range)?

Re: Buying Paintings

by Ubudian

Hi Tina! I hope things are well in San Francisco.

The best way to buy paintings in Ubud is directly from the artist. Gallery prices tend to be up to double that of what you’ll pay when dealing with the artist directly.

I’ve been collecting and dealing Balinese art for 14 years. Some of my personal favorites in the traditional schools are:

I Ketut Soki in Penestanan. He is regarded as the founder of what is commonly referred to as the Young Artists School. He is the master, so his work is more expensive than the other artists working in this style. You can Google him for more details. His work is investment caliber.

I Dewa Putu Mokoh in Pengosekan. His work is world class and of also investment caliber as his international exhibition record is substantial as well as having a strong auction record. Both of his sons also paint and in a style similar to their father. You can Google him for more details.

Keliki Miniature School. There are a number of excellent artists working in the traditional Balinese style there. These are highly sought after and almost impossible to find without visiting the village itself.

The best way to visit these artists is by a hired car (Kijang) with driver. It is essential that you make it clear to the driver and the artists that since you are indicating where and whom you want to see, that the driver agrees to NO commission for any sales made to you. That being cleared up you will be able to negotiate the best prices with the artist.

Hint: When you buy a painting directly from an artist, be sure to take a photo of him (or her) with your painting(s). This establishes an excellent item of provenance for your paintings.

Good hunting!

Travel Tips for Ubud

Ubud Tourist Information

by arni_ph075

The Ubud Tourist Information is a great source of information and the people that manned the desks are very helpful. They offer also tours that are competitive prices, all written in the bulletin boards.

If you want to know on what cultural shows are available on the evening, they can easily give you info and direction.

The location is just next to Ubud Market, and almost opposite of Ubud Palace.

lotus pond

by aalayaa

we found this lotus pond accidentally. a local told us about this. it was so beautiful: a huge pond, filled with lotus with bridge in the middle.
the pond can't be seen from the street, it's behind the lotus cafe.

perfect place for a romantic evening dinner

by tommix about Dirty Duck Dinner - Bebek Bengil

Desepite a very strange name this restaurant is a upper class place. With a delightfull and romantic dining area - just in the middle od rice paddys! It's worthgoing especially in the evening - when whole area is filled with burning candles. A duck of course. Not dirty but delightfull - especially in very crispy, deep-fried version. With Bintang beer!

Rather Disappointing

by SFHulaGIrl about Mozaic

Overall, this restaurant was a tad over-hyped in my opinion. Ladies, be aware that your purse will be searched before you enter the restaurant. The menu choices are a three-course set menu (regular or vegetarian) or a seven-course chef's tasting menu. All of them cost Rp. 450,000. They can also whip up a special menu based on your likes & dislikes, but mine would have taken all day to recount. Thus, I went with the regular three-course set menu, of which there were very limited choices.

Unfortunately, I probably would not go here again, though the restaurant itself is beautiful & the staff were, for the most part, very efficient. The manager was great!

I also noted that people were not dressed up much at all, even though Mozaic is supposedly the best & most expensive restaurant in Ubud. My appetizer was seared sea scallops served with potatoes (if I recall correctly). They were excellent. My second course was suckling pork served three ways: crispy pork roll, pork chop & sliced pork. These were served over a bed of turnips. The crispy pork roll was disgusting -- too crunchy/crispy & fatty. The pork chop & sliced pork, on the other hand, were quite tasty. I despised the turnips! Dessert consisted of passion fruit cream in a puff pastry with a honey/cardamom sauce served with coconut sorbet & mint gelee. The passion fruit cream was both too sweet & too tart for me. Actually, I'm not really a fan of cardamom, either. Rolls were interesting; they were seaweed rolls. Rice was complimentary, as well as a few amuse bouches.

My glass of Montepulciano was Rp. 120,000 & my bottle of San Pellegrino was Rp. 38,000.

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Padangtegal

by Arfah

It's a forest...not very sure how big it is. There're more than 300 long tails monkeys here. Some of them were quite friendly...they would climb on you, while others could be looking for fleas, making noises screaming for food n running around playing with their monkey friends.

Here you'll find a temple, cremation temple and bathing temple. This forest sanctuary is said to be sacred as it represents an ancient Balinese Hindu settlement.

You have to pay the entrance fee located at the main entrance. This place is hard to miss...just before reaching the main town of Ubud...you'll see a huge sculpture of monkey on the right and left side of the road...(it's a one way street) and your left just before the town you'll see the entrance.


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