Whether you’re an artist, art enthusiast, or just a tourist looking for something new and exciting to do in Bali, visit the Ubud Art Market. Give the beaches, temples and wellness activities a break and head over here to sample a different side to Bali. As there are many places to stay in Ubud, choose an accommodation option which will give you a well rounded holiday experience in Bali such as COMO Shambhala.
Locally known as Pasar Seni Ubud, the art market is located right opposite the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace that’s open every day for its visitors. However the art market is not just about art, a casual stroll through the market and you will find plenty of things to buy, from colourful silk scarves, hand woven bags, baskets, hate, lightweight shirts, kites and plenty of other hand crafted goods. The Art Market is centrally located around the villages that produce these goods such as Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payagan and Peliatan and in central Ubud which makes it a great place to go shopping for local souvenirs and handicrafts. The Ubud Art Market is said to hold a larger variety of items as compared to other markets in Bali with products like wood carvings, woven baskets, Moroccan style oil lamps, bohemian satin skirts, quilt stitched batik camisoles can be found at the Ubud Art market.
Bargaining during your shopping trip is somewhat expected here and sometimes even encouraged, however do it politely. The market can be visited from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening, but some stalls tend to stay open well in to the night. Once you get here, you will notice that the art market is divided in to two main sections. The main art market is location on the western side, while the market that holds the more traditional items is located on the eastern side.
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