Ubud Art Market

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Located right opposite the Puri Saren Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market is the ideal place to buy something authentic to Bali From ikat woven skirts and woodcarvings to oil lamps and brass statuettes, this market has all kinds of handicrafts. With relatively higher quality and greater varierty of products, this market is popular with both locals and foreigners. As always, bargaining is a must.

Located right in the heart of the city, Ubud Art Market is also called the Pasar Seni Ubud. Home to a variety of products and assortments, Ubud Art Market is a traditional market alive with its narrow lanes, sellers, colourful merchandise and buyers who come from across the world. The highlight of visiting the Ubud Market, however, is its local essence that is hard to find in any mall or shopping complexes.

Many of the products and goods sold in the Ubud Market are made in the neighbouring villages of Tegallalang, Pengosekan, Peliatan and Payangan. The proximity of the production coupled with the market’s central location and reasonable prices make the Ubud Art Market a must-visit when shopping for traditional items, souvenirs and interacting with the local population.

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Things to Do at Ubud Art Market

Shopping is, of course, the main activity when one is in the Ubud Market. The varied range of products from bangles, bags, souvenirs, clothes and much more can take up to more than a day to explore for shopaholics.

Besides, the obvious task of shopping the Ubud Market is also a great excuse to get in touch with the local buzz of the island-province. The colorful shops are ideal for window shopping and the experience of walking past stall after stall can get overwhelming.

There are two main parts of the market. The western block is the main market area, whereas, the eastern block is where the daily groceries and other necessary items can be bought.

Shopping at Ubud Art Market

There is a lot of stuff that you can pick up from the Ubud Market. It is ideal for those looking for souvenirs, as well as, those who want to buy in bulk. Here is taking a look at some of the best-known items that you can shop in Ubud Art Market:
  • Clothes – The market caters to different types of clothing, such as loose fitting pants, skirts, scarves, t-shirts and more. Indonesia is famous for Ikat and Batik handworks on fabrics and the Ubud Market is filled with stalls selling colorful clothing made from traditional hand woven methods and designs. Sarongs, straw hats, beach clothes, camisoles etc. are some of the other types of clothing that one is sure to spot in the market.
  • Baskets and wooden works – Baskets and basket bags are almost ubiquitous in the market. The wicker boxes are great for storage, whereas, the hand bags are trendy and very much in demand.
  • Jewellery – Both gold and silver jewellery is popular in the market, but one needs to have good knowledge to know if the price reflects the quality of the jewelry. The jewellery is usually funky and stylish and most of the artificial wears are not very expensive.
  • Frames and paintings – Paintings and pictures created by local artists find their way in the market. The Ubud Market is also home to different sizes and shapes of picture frames, including wooden carved frames.
  • Home items – There are also many items that are best suited for our homes. These include, oil lamps, curtains, room lifters, handmade soaps, cologne, natural scents, religious statues and more.
  • Souvenirs – The Ubud Market is the best place to shop for souvenirs to take back home, such as crochet wall hangings, small statues, coasters and so on.

How To Reach Ubud Art Market

  • The Ubud Art Market is located on Jalan Raya Ubud Road opposite the famous Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace.
  • It is also near the Bali Monkey Forest and tourists can conveniently visit most of the landmark tourist attractions of Ubud from the Art Market.
  • The Ubud Art Market is also easily accessible though if you are traveller it would be a good idea to hire a car and make your way to the market.
  • If you are driving yourself then you would have to park at a spot and walk to the market.
  • In case, of a hired cab, you will be dropped off at the market itself and the driver can pick you up again once you are done.

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