Ubud Palace - The palace was built in the 1800s during Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel’s reign and is home to the royal family of Ubud. The palace also acts as one of the main locations for traditional Balinese performances, like the Legong and Barong dances, every evening. And just northwest of the grounds you’ll find Pura Taman Saraswati, a temple that is beautifully set behind a pond filled with blooming water lilies.
Onde-onde (Ondeh-ondeh) recipe - These cute little pastries are infused with pandan (screwpine leaf) juice and filled with “Gula Melaka” or palm sugar and then rolled in with some fresh grated coconut. | rasamalaysia.com
Participants carry a shark-shaped kite during the Bali Kite Festival in Denpasar, Indonesia. The event is a seasonal religious festival, which is intended to send a message to Hindu gods to create abundant harvests and crops. More than 1,100 kites are flown during the three-day festival. Photo: Putu Sayoga / Getty Images