Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is a traditional market that sells handicrafts which are very popular for domestic and even foreign tourists.
Below is all about Ubud art market, the information that will you get such as:
General information about Ubud art market
The location of Ubud art market
Story of Ubud art market
Ubud art market entrance fee
Thing to do in at Ubud art market
Interesting places around the market
Ubud Art Market should be one on your list for best thing to visit in Ubud. Located in the center of Ubud, the traditional Ubud market offer the tourist best shopping experience. Here you can buy all the good thing for souvenirs or for daily life. All the good thing that will you find out such as beautiful shirts with bintang sign, barong and act, silk scarves, statues, kites, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats and many other hand-crafted goods.
Ubud known as one of the art villages in Bali. Ubud local people always create the art product which is competitive with other areas in Bali. Beside Ubud itself the product that you may seen is coming from the art villages surrounded. The art villages around Ubud such as Gentong village, Sapat, Petulu, Sukawati, Mas and Tengkulak village.
Ubud Art Market Location
The location of Ubud traditional art market is very easy to find and located at strategic place. Walkable place to visit located in the center of Ubud with beautiful places surrounded. The beautiful places around Ubud art market such as Saraswati temple, Ubud royal palace, monkey forest, painting museums, good restaurants for food and night dances.
Map : Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Ubud District, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571.
Story of Ubud Art Market
Ubud Market has existed since ancient times, along with the construction of the Ubud Palace, which was around the 1800s, since Ida Tjokorde Kandel as the King of Ubud at that time, where for the welfare of the people around Ubud, the Ubud Market was built which is located in front of the Ubud Palace. In the past, the system used was a barter system and since getting to know currency, the payment system in this market uses currency as the transaction value. And since the first wave of tourists brought by Tjokorde Agung Sukawati to visit the village of Ubud, this ubud market has grown from initially selling household necessities to selling various handicrafts for tourists, but the function of this market is still what it was originally. make it a place for transactions for local ubud residents who want to sell and buy necessities or everyday items. And the Ubud market, which was originally a traditional market, has slowly become an art market that sells various kinds of artistic goods for tourists
Ubud Market Highlights
A holiday in Bali always calls for some sort of shopping for souvenirs or memorabilia of the trip, and the best place to search would be in the artistic central region of the island, namely Ubud and its Ubud Art Market.
Bali art markets, in general, are always on itinerary lists, especially as the various items sold are typically Balinese, unique and some unavailable elsewhere. In Ubud’s case, most visitors’ favorite leisure includes easy strolls to the heart of the town, made possible by footpaths that virtually pass every aspect of Balinese culture and life. Ubud Art Market is one among the laid-back strolls, reachable from the Wanara Wana Monkey Forest Sanctuary just down south, an approximate kilometer from the market.
Shopping here is not always about an actual purchase. Viewing the various items on display from one stall to another is a highlight on its own, showing the craftsmanship and the artistry of the Balinese. Admiring all the shops and stalls usually cannot be accomplished in one day. So if you spot an item of your interest, you might come back another day to bargain or settle the deal.
Compared to art markets in Bali’s other main tourist destinations such as Kuta, the Ubud Art Market can be considered to feature higher quality items and a larger mixture. Although beach clothes and shirts printer with “Bali” on them, and ikat woven skirts, Balinese style paintings, woodcarvings, and woven baskets can be found almost everywhere on the island, items ranging from quadruple-colored bohemian skirts of satin, Moroccan-style oil lamps, quilt-stitched batik camisoles, and brass Buddha statuettes, are somewhat the staple, typical Ubud Art Market curios.
Good to Know about Ubud Market
The Ubud market offers not only exemplary Balinese items but rather a universal and international assortment, catering to visitors of all tastes. The items found here also tend to be of a higher artistic value compared to other art markets such as Kuta.
Prices vary, depending on your bargaining skills. Haggling is expected and indeed encouraged as part of the fun of shopping, but do so politely and with a smile. It is often helpful to decide upon the most you want to pay for an item before you start bargaining.
Unlike the various shops aligning the Monkey Forest Road, most stalls at the Ubud Art Market bear no barcode or set price, so start customary bargaining. Start at about half the asking price and go up till a compromise is reached. Refrain from buying anything if it is the first day of your holiday. Do a little survey while you’re enjoying your first day and get accustomed to the prices
The market is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00, and some of the stalls are even open until late at night. The market is divided into two main allotments. The western block is the main art market, and the eastern block is a traditional market serving daily groceries and necessities.