Yeh Pulu Village
Ubud Dedari Villas are located within Yeh Pulu village, a wonderful place to immerse yourself in Balinese culture and everyday life. The village winds along the Eastern bank of the sacred Petanu river.
Like every traditional village in Bali it has many local temples and a relaxing walk will reveal many examples of temple architecture. Children play in the streets making kites, especially between May & October, and ride their bikes. Men and women perform the daily rituals associated with making offerings outside each house and store, and for this they still wear traditional clothing - the sarong and selendang.
There are several cafes where you can try cheap and delicious local food, and stores to purchase essentials. In the Yeh Pulu complex you will find the work of some extremely talented local carvers. You can purchase local handicrafts in the stores or watch the artists at work.
If you want to engage with the locals the best place to meet some new friends is at the public badminton courts, very close to the villas. Try your hand at a game (beware, Balinese children can be remarkably good at this game!) and maybe even learn a few words of Bahasa Bali.
If you want to experience the real Bali, the village is where you need to go.