The town of Ubud, located in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia is famous for being the centre for traditional crafts and dances. Over the years Ubud has grown to be a big tourist attraction, welcoming travellers from all around the world. Apart from the mentioned advantages, tourists like this place because of other several breath-taking attractions such as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the Ubud Hot Spring Waterfall, the Ubud Kajeng Rice Fields, Don Antonio Blanco Museum and Satria Coffee Plantation. While in Ubud town you may also want to shop for several things. For that reason, come and explore all the best markets in and near Ubud, Indonesia.
1. Ubud Art Market
Also known as Pasar Seni Ubud, Ubud Art Market is a traditional art market is strategically located in the heart of Ubud, just opposite the Puri Saren Royal Ubud. Ubud Art Market is a paradise for visitors who are looking forward to bring back home outstanding souvenirs made by local Balinese such as statues, handmade bags, silk scarves, kites and many other different handcraft products. Ubud Art Market is divided into two sections whereby, in the first section you will find beautiful souvenirs while on the other side you will find more souvenirs and other basic market products. Every time you visit Ubud Art Market you will always find something to take back home.
Ubud Art Market
Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Website: Ubud Art Market
2. Sukawati Art Market
Usually regarded as the island’s mother of art markets by the locals, the Sukawati Art Market is not just an arts and crafts market but also a much-preferred tourist destination offering a wide range of authentic Balinese souvenirs including art, gifts and mementoes. Here you will find everything you are looking for from Kamasan-style paintings to garuda sculptures. Visiting the Sukawati Art Market guarantees you a unique cultural experience that will surely set all your senses alight. It is important to note that the majority of merchants in Bali don’t accept credit or debit cards, it is highly advisable that you should have some Indonesian rupiah on hand during your trip.
Sukawati Art Market
Address: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Website: Sukawati Art Market
3. Jalan Raya Ubud Shopping Street
Located less than 1 km (0.62 miles) away from Ubud Art Market, Jalan Raya Andong is another well-known art market featuring outstanding souvenirs. During your trip to the historic Tegalalang ricefield, you can always stop by this place. Jalan Raya Andong is just along the street, you will find many souvenir and furniture shops. Jalan Raya Andong is best for those who prefer wholesale shopping meaning that you will find both delivery and shipping services provided in most of the shops here. The best thing about this market is that the craftsmen live in the village, so you will you will have a chance of seeing them in the process of creating the artwork.
Jalan Raya Ubud Shopping Street
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud
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4. Jalan Legian
Jalan Legian market is one of the most wonderful shopping centres in Bali lined with a good variety of shops, bars, hotels, and clubs. Jalan Legian market has a number of daytime shopping, dining spots and many brand outlets including Rip Curl and Surfer Gir. There are many small art shops to allow you to hop from one shop to another while practising your bargaining skills and for fixed price shopping. The market is also flooded with different attractions such as the Ground Zero memorial landmark which is used by many visitors as a photo ground during their holidays and the amazing Kuta Beach located at the furthest end of the market.
Address: Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
5. Garlic Lane
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The Garlic Lane shopping street in Bali is one of the most amazing centres offering everything you want in one place from art shops, fashion boutiques, DVD stores, woodcarving galleries, and a lot more. Some shopping stores such as Kirara Art and Craft stay open until late at night to allow you to shop even at late hours while others close right after sunset. A number of shops offer very reasonable fixed prices for their items while others allow for bargaining. There is also a number of hidden attraction around the market such as Kintamani Volcano, Ubud and Barong Dance Performance centre.
Address: Jl. Sahadewa No.11, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
6. Jalan Raya Kerobokan
Jalan Raya Kerobokan in Bali is a popular go-to destination for décor, homeware, art items and furniture. Your shopping will start from the main street lined with rows of roadside shops selling glassware, antiques, and statues in various sizes and shapes. The market is divided into different streets each offering a variety of items including Jalan Kayu Aya which is popularly known as the dining street, Legian which offers very bountiful shopping scenes, and Kerobokan’s main street where you’ll find fewer fashion boutiques stretched out down the road. All prices are fair and reasonable.
Jalan Raya Kerobokan
Address: Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
7. Candi Kuning Market
Also known as Pasar Merta Sari Candi Kuning, The Candi Kuning Market is one of two main markets in the Bedugul area. Candi Kuning Market is famous for fresh farm produce, such as flowers and a wide range of tropical fruits including bananas, mangos, tamarillos and tangerines all at an affordable price. This is the perfect market to visit if you need a break from the clothes, art and jewellery that dominate many markets in Bali. Being a market that is targeted by most travellers, you are guaranteed to find souvenirs in the form of generic and kitsch arts, and crafts at the stalls located further inside.
Candi Kuning Market
Address: Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Opening hours: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
8. Kedonganan Fish Market
Kedonganan Fish Market is Bali’s main seaside marketplace where fishing boats land daily and haul off their fresh catches. There you will be able to see fishermen unloading their nets full of sardines, larger catches including mahi-mahi being weighed for auction, shrimps, crabs, lobster and a huge variety of other sea harvests displayed in rows of ice containers, ready for retail bargain or wholesale. This fish market also adjoins a morning village market mainly serving the local Kedonganan community with stalls selling fresh groceries and daily necessities. While you are here you will get to discover a wealth of tropical herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables that locals use in their home cooking.
Kedonganan Fish Market
Address: Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, Kedonganan
9. Taman Sari Market
The Taman Sari Market is one of the most popular markets in the Seminyak area. This local market serves as an ideal stopover for those looking for fresh tropical fruits at bargain prices and is within easy reach of the region’s villas and resorts. Almost all the items sold at Taman Sari Market are bargainable apart from the front row fruits stalls which sell in bulk. There are other stores selling daily necessities such as flower offering, groceries, cooking utensils, and many others. The market also has an open restaurant offering a variety of tasty treats like meatball soup, grilled chicken satay and rice porridge.
Taman Sari Market
Address: Jl. Gn. Tangkuban Perahu No.1, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 4:00 am to 10:00 pm
10. Badung Market
Badung market is the oldest and largest market in Bali. Badung market operates under a 24/7 basis and it is the main source of fresh produce such as meats, textiles, basic groceries, souvenirs and household items in the area. The first floor of the market is dedicated to fresh products including fish, meats, vegetables and fruits while the upper floor is reserved for herbs, spices and traditional Balinese apparels. Apart from shopping, the Badung market is also the perfect place to get a feel for the local culture and take photos while you are in Bali. Thanks to the fair affordable prices and the ever-growing local interest, Badung market attracts thousands of tourists every week.
Address: Dangin Puri Kangin, Jl. Sulawesi No.1, Dauh Puri Kangin, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80233, Indonesia
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Discover Ubud, Indonesia
Whenever you are in Ubud, Indonesia, take your time to explore its markets. For the best products in town, check out the list above. Enjoy.
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