Ubud is a haven for arts and crafts and you can find some of the island’s major art markets in and around the region. As you discover a wealth of paintings, carvings, traditional garments and unique knick-knacks on your shopping adventures in Ubud, you’ll find some with price tags, but most without – meaning you can always put your haggling skills to the test.
Along the main streets like Jalan Raya Ubud, you’ll find a continuous row of fashion boutiques. From the main street to the Monkey Forest in Padangtegal, and from Sanggingan to Pengosekan, you’ll discover a great mix of shops selling unique items and great bargains from international designer brands and local artists.
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Ubud Art Market, or 'Pasar Seni Ubud', is a central landmark that’s just across the road from Ubud Royal Palace. The market is open daily and features numerous shops presenting everything from beautiful silk scarves and handmade woven bags to statues, kites and a huge variety of handicrafts. Most of the goods found here are products made in the neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan.
The market’s central location makes it a convenient place to bargain hunt in Ubud, especially if you’re looking for unique Balinese souvenirs to take home. Just beware of inflated prices – start bargaining down to a third of the initial offer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Sukawati Art Market, or 'Pasar Seni Sukawati', is Bali’s most distinguished and long-standing art market. It’s where both visitors and local residents can seek and purchase distinctively Balinese art items such as paintings and sculpted wooden figures and traditional handmade products.
Most of the shopkeepers here are craftsmen themselves, which makes bargaining a better experience compared to the more popular Ubud Art Market. The market’s main building can get crowded at times with bargain hunters and locals sourcing their household and daily necessities. It’s an alternative, inexpensive and complete shopping spot that’s situated along most tour routes to Bali’s central and northern regions. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
The village of Guwang is home to the Guwang Art Market, referred to locally as ‘Pasar Seni Guwang’. The market shares many similarities to the art market of Sukawati, particularly in terms of the items sold. Even so, Guwang provides an alternative shopping destination for visitors who wish to avoid the crowds that often travel to Sukawati during peak periods.
Besides the art market serving as a source of Bali souvenirs and handicrafts, the village streets around Guwang are also filled with many household art shops and painting galleries. Price-wise, the similar items sold at the Guwang market share little difference with those at Sukawati Art Market, but there are certain art items typical to one market that you probably won’t find at the other. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 7pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Guwang No.5, Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
The village of Celuk, approximately 4 km southwest of central Sukawati in the Gianyar regency, is Bali’s major centre for gold and silver crafts. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops, and the village is usually a highlight itinerary on tours to the central and northern regions such as Ubud and Kintamani.
Celuk is also a link between Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud so-called ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen. The jewellery pieces are of high quality and often feature unique and elaborate designs thanks to skills handed down through generations. Almost all households in the village are home to jeweller families and each Celuk household has a signature design and varying pattern. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Celuk, Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Tegallalang is both a famous shopping spot and a scenic stopover just north of Ubud central. On day excursions to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani via the central Ubud route, many visitors stop by the Tegallalang roadside for the picturesque rice terraces that cover a deep valley.
Although agriculture remains a primary source of living among locals, the villages within Tegallalang are known for their generations of woodcarvers and craftsmen, who have opened up shops selling their creations, as well as worldwide exports. You can enjoy the longest row of art shops in the region driving up Jalan Raya Tegallalang. Some shops here state fixed prices – even so, you can still try your bargaining skills. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Jean-François Fichot is the eponymous flagship store of a late French designer and collector, just east of the Ubud Monkey Forest. This gorgeously laid out boutique hosts a vast collection of the works of art from a man who had devoted most of his life scouring the globe for unusual, natural materials, which he later passionately incorporated into one-of-a-kind, contemporary jewellery and home decor pieces.
Most items are on sale, with several pieces obviously only for die-hard fine-art collectors. The boutique comprises two main sections: the main gallery that features home decor with glass displays and finely polished wooden cabinets, and a smaller private room housing an exquisite jewellery collection. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 8pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 974652
Jalan Raya Ubud is the main street that runs right through the centre of Ubud town, which many visitors regard as Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland. Along this main shopping street, you’ll be able to find an eclectic mix of fashion boutiques which range from those that promote batiks and other traditional heritage textiles of Java, Bali and the East Nusa Tenggara Islands to handmade lace and collections of international fashion designers.
You’ll come across many local art shops along the street selling handicrafts, paintings, souvenirs and the common colourful sarongs and beach sarongs that are similar to those that you’d find at the stalls within Ubud Art Market. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Threads of Life has embraced and promoted fair trade using culture and conservation in its noble mission to also alleviate poverty in the rural areas of Indonesia alongside its business. If you are into exotic textiles then this is a must-visit while in Bali. Inside the gallery on Jalan Kajeng, you’ll find rich heirlooms of the archipelago through various textiles and woven baskets.
Here you’ll gain wonderful insight into the world of traditional textiles through the in-store collection of natural dyes, hand-spinning, and weaving, and take a mind's journey to the islands and communities where the Threads of Life products were created. When you purchase items, you also contribute to their conservation efforts. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm
- Location: Jalan Kajeng No.24, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972187
Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud, or officially Jalan Wenara Wana, is a street that passes the namesake sanctuary of grey long-tailed macaques. The one-way road follows on further south from Jalan Hanoman and turns at Ubud’s main town centre, across the road from the Puri Saren Royal Palace and Ubud’s famous art market.
Rows of shops, boutiques and outlets line the roadsides together with many guesthouses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas. The side street shopping area combines the Monkey Forest road with the connecting streets of Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Sugriwa, and Jalan Jembawan – all southeast from Ubud central. The continuous row of antique shops and boutiques offer a great stroll for leisure and shopping with assorted handicrafts, antiques and textiles from the archipelago and Bali on display. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia