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Monday, July 31, 2017

Ubud Ranks High in Travel+Leisure List of World’s Best Cities

Jakarta Post reports that the U.S. Travel magazine Travel+Leisure listed Central Balinese village of Ubud to its list of the “World’s Top 15 Cities. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping and overall value.

Ubud rated #9 with a score of 90.13 behind Cape Town, South Africa that scored 90.23 at 8th place.

Rated the best city overall was San Miguel de Allende in Mexico scoring 92.12.

When limited to only cities in Asia, Ubud (90.13) fares even better, ranking #4 following Hoi An in Vietnam in third with 90.31 points. Among Asian cities, Chaing Mai in Thailand ranked best overall scoring 91.40.

The article sang the Bali community’s praises saying: “High up in the interior of the island of Bali, Ubud continues to draw those who favor the arts and reflection—rather than beaches and parties.”

Another respondent said: ‘I loved everything about Ubud. I was spoiled by the kind and thoughtful people I met everywhere I went.”

Made famous by Julia Roberts Sony Production “Eat Pray Love”, Ubud is now becoming famous as for Yoga, shopping, and diverse dining experience.

This is the list of the World’s Top 15 Cities according to Travel+Leisure:
  1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  2. Charleston, United States
  3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  4. Kyoto, Japan
  5. Florence, Italy
  6. Oaxaca, Mexico
  7. Hoi An, Vietnam
  8. Cape Town, South Africa
  9. Ubud, Indonesia
  10. Luang Prabang, Laos
  11. Santa Fe, United States
  12. Roma, Italy
  13. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  14. Udaipur, India
  15. Barcelona, Spain

And here’s the Top 10 Cities in Asia according to Travel+Leisure:
  1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  2. Kyoto, Japan
  3. Hoi An, Vietnam
  4. Ubud, Indonesia
  5. Luang Prabang, Laos
  6. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  7. Udaipur, India
  8. Bangkok, Thailand
  9. Tokyo, Japan
  10. Thimphu, Bhutan

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