Bali Backpacker's Guide

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK (Punggung Bukit Campuhan) – Another Natural Side of Ubud

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS RIDGE?

AWESOME JUNGLE
It’s located in the Ubud area.
Many tree and hills across the river.

GREEN VIEW ALONG THE TRACK
Enjoy walking tour with green view along the paved track.
Sabana view and forest along the river.

POPULAR IN UBUD
You are going to visit the popular in Ubud.
Offering another natural sight view.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud royal palace, Ubud market, Sarasvati temple.
You can combine to visit those places.

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DESCRIPTION:

Campuhan ridge walk  is a hill in the north of Gunung Lebah temple. It’s also known as Gunung Lebah hill. Campuhan ridge walk surrounded by two river. Along the 1.5 meter paved track you can see the green sabana and forest across the river.

Campuhan is a balinese word, it means the meet place of two river. You can see the ‘truly Campuhan’ is in the south of Gunung Lebah temple. The meet place of two river believed as sacred place. That’s why local hindu people build a temple near the area.

Campuhan ridge used as jogging track by locals in the early morning before sunrise and walking tour by travelers who visit Ubud. Some farmers also used this track to takes the grass and dry it before it used as the roof of cafe or restaurant.

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

SUNRISE:
6.15 AM – 6.20 AM.

BEFORE HOT TEMPERATURE:
6.00 AM – 7.30 AM.

SUNSET:
6.15 PM – 6.20 PM.

AFTER HOT TEMPERATURE:
4.00 PM – 6.00 PM.

*) For sunrise and sunset better you arrive 30 minutes before. So, you can see the change of gradation color.

HOW MUCH THE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free.

THE FOREST ACROSS THE RIVER:

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WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sayan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 26 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or few minutes.
About 37 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 39 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this ridge and use google map as your navigator.

**) There is no sign or no Campuhan name board from the Ubud main road. You need turn into ‘IBAH’ villas & spa to reach Campuhan ridge walk.

MAP:

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe in the end of the area.

*) Better you bring the water.

PARKING FEE:
FREE

GUNUNG LEBAH TEMPLE & THE BRIDGE:

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*) You need turn right down the stairs to reach Campuhan ridge walk.

THE MEET PLACE OF TWO RIVER ‘CAMPUHAN’:

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*) In front of Gunung Lebah temple you can see the ‘truly Campuhan’.

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Ubud:

1. Ubud monkey forest.
2. Ubud market.
3. Ubud royal palace.
4. Saraswati temple.

You can check our recommended itinerary here: Day 2 itinerary.

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