Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum was opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and expats who have lived here and influenced local artists. The Neka Art Museum collection is displayed in several buildings patterned after Balinese architecture. The main structures are for the permanent display of the government registered collection. Another building is used for temporary exhibitions. The Neka Art Museum has achieved high standards as a museum of international standing. By July of 1997 it covered an area of 9150 square metres, with 2580 square meters of floor space. The buildings are well maintained and the artworks are displayed and organized historically. The collection continues to grow over the years with over three - hundred pieces.

How to Get To Neka Museum

  1. 45 minutes from Sanur Beach
  2. 60 minutes from Kuta Beach
  3. 5 minutes from Ubud

What You Can See Around Neka Museum

  1. Ubud Monkey Forest, the monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaque fascicular. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans.
  2. Penataran Sasih Temple is located about 4 kilometers east of the centre of Ubud. This was one of the Pejeng kingdom. In the inner courtyard, high up in a pavilion and difficult to see, is a huge bronze drum known as the “moon of Pejeng”.
  3. Taro Elephant Safari Park was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism in the year 2000 after three years of development. An official member of the World Zoo Association, the Park meets International Standards for animal care and is set in more than 2 hectares of exotic eco tourism landscaped botanical gardens, surrounded by national forest.
  4. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Temple (elephant cave) located two kilometers east of Ubud , this complex overlooks the Petanu river and consists of a SiSwati rock-cut cave, a bathing place, a monks’ chamber, a number of Buddhists rock cut Stupa and statues , and several foundations.
  5. Yeh Pulu, the relief is carved on rock, located near Goa Gajah, between rice field and ravine. The site was rediscovered in 1925. In 1949 a simple protection was laid out to avoid water flowing on the surface of the relief. It looks like panel with the size of 25 x 2 meters.