Ubud isn’t just about mesmerizing green rice field, culture and arts but also is home for Bali’s souvenirs, artworks, and handicrafts. You can also witness how the craftsman process nothing to something. So, where should you go if you want to buy souvenirs in Ubud? Here are the list of markets in Ubud:
Before heading to Ubud, you can stop by at Sukawati Art Market. It is one of Bali’s most well-known markets in Bali. You can find variant of Bali’s souvenirs and artworks such as paintings, accessories, clothing, ceremonial items, sarongs,traditional kites, handmade bags, shirts, Balinese ceremonial items, daily local household items and others.
Location: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali
Opening hours: 6AM – 6PM
Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market or also known as Pasar Seni Ubud is a traditional market that is located in the heart of Ubud, opposite of the Puri Saren Royal Ubud. This place offers many attractive souvenirs made by local Balinese such as handmade bags, statues, kites, silk scarves, and many other handcraft goods. You can find two markets here,1 side for traditional art market and another side for traditional and basic market requirement.
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Opening hours: 6AM – 6PM
Jalan Raya Andong
Located around 1 km away from Ubud Art Market, you can find Jalan Raya Andong. During your trip to the famous Tegalalang ricefield, you can stop by this place. Along the street, you will find many souvenir and furniture shops. This place is famous for those who are looking to buy in large quantity so you will find delivery and shipping service in most of the shops here. The craftsman also live in the village, so you will get to see them in the process of creating an artwork.
Tegalalang Handicraft Center
Tegalalang mostly is known for its beautiful panorama of rice fields. It is also an alternative marketplace in Ubud area where you can find many shops that sell handicrafts along the main road. Tegalalang is a nice place to visit because besides seeing the beautiful landscapes of Tegalalang, you can stop by the shops to buy some handicrafts. Most of the shops’ customers sell the handicrafts overseas. Tegalalang is about 10 minutes’ drive to the north of Ubud.
Location: Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, North of Ubud
Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM
Traditional market or shops are the ideal places where you can experience the tricky and fun art of buying and bargaining. Our advice on how to bargain will be for you to start bargaining at the half price and keep on going until you can get the agreed price, and don’t forget to always use familiar and friendly tone to the seller.
After spending your day shopping, don’t forget to stop by for dinner at Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud where you can enjoy dine above bale, accompanied by sound of water and scrumptious taste of honey grilled prawn.