Even though you can find many shopping malls in Bali especially in the southern part of Bali island, the traditional market remains available in Bali. The existence of traditional market stays in touch in Bali. Due to most local area prefer to buy their daily need to traditional market. Bali traditional art market has its unique value. Also, you can visit it as one of the interesting places to visit while on holiday in Bali. There is two traditional art market that so famous among tourists in Bali and their area: Ubud Traditional Art Market & Sukawati art market.
However, on this page, I am writing regarding Ubud Traditional Art Market also known as Ubud central market. The information that you will get regarding Traditional Art Market Ubud such as:
- Ubud Art Market Location.
- Opening Hours & Attractiveness.
- Shopping Tips In Bali Art Market.
- The Best Way To Visit Ubud Art Market.
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Bali Traditional Art Market
The uniqueness of the traditional art market in Bali is different from other countries and other regions in Indonesia. These create many foreign tourists and domestic tourists interested in visiting the traditional art market while on holiday in Bali.
Almost all the traditional art market in Bali sells merchandise that is no much difference from one another. Merchandise available in the traditional art market such as T-shirts with Balinese barong, Balinese silver rings and silver necklaces, beach clothes, Balinese snacks, paintings and sculptures with Balinese carvings. Therefore, if you are looking for cheap clothes shopping in Ubud, the best place to buy is at Ubud central market.
One of the famous attractions in Bali which has a traditional art market is Ubud. The traditional art market in Ubud known as Pasar Seni Tradisional Ubud, the English language means Traditional Art Market Ubud. Due to the uniqueness of the traditional art market in Ubud, one of the Hollywood movies, called Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts, takes the shooting set in the Ubud traditional art market.
Ubud Traditional Art Market Location
To find Ubud art market location is very simple because the position is in the center of Ubud. The address of Ubud art market located at Jalan Raya Ubud No.35 – Ubud, Bali. The location of the traditional art market in Ubud Ubud is very strategic. Located in front of the Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud). Also, Ubud’s traditional art market is also adjacent to Ubud’s famous tourist attractions such as:
If you depart from Kuta Bali heading to Ubud art market, then you will require travel time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes with a distance of 32 kilometers. To make it easier to find the location of Ubud’s traditional art market, please use below Google Map.
The Best Way To Visit Ubud Art Market
Due to the limitation of the parking lot in Ubud art market especially during the day. Therefore, if you stay in on of the hotel in Ubud area, you should use a taxi meter when visiting traditional art market. If you do not stay at in Ubud area, driving your car without taking a private driver, will make you have to find a parking lot located far away with the Ubud traditional art market location. Therefore, we suggest you get car rental service with driver in Bali.
By using the services of a driver, then you can immediately get off the car in front of the art market. Then, your driver will find a car park for you. By the time you have finished shopping at Ubud art market, you can ask the driver to pick up in front of the art market.
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Opening Hours & Attractiveness
Ubud art market opening hours from 04:00 am – 6:00 pm. Also, no entry fee required to enter art market area. The best time to visit the traditional art market in Ubud is in the morning, because there is a belief of the Balinese, if they successful in sales in the morning, mean as a sign as a successful sale for the whole day. This Balinese belief is known as “Pegarus Dagangan.”
Therefore, if you want to shop at Ubud traditional art market and want to get the opportunity to bargain for a lower price, then you should visit the market in the morning, around 09:00 am. Also, by coming to the market early in the morning, the Ubud art market is not too crowded, compared when you visit the market in the afternoon.
The goods sold in Ubud traditional art market is in good quality with relatively economical price. However, to get a reasonable cost, you need to be an expert in bargaining. While I am not good at bargaining, so my tendency is to get a higher price compare if my wife makes the negotiation with the same item. For your information, most merchants get the merchandise directly from home artisans, which makes the price of becoming cheaper. Of course, you still need to bargain.
What To Buy In Ubud Market?
There are two main areas within Ubud’s traditional art market, western and eastern regions. On the west part of the art market is a place to get merchandise and Balinese painting. The picture that was sold at Ubud art market, still good to see and create by the local artist. However, if you want to see a Balinese paintings collection from famous artist, then you should visit the art museum. Famous paintings gallery in Ubud area such as:
While on the east part of the market is selling daily needs such as sugar, raw eggs, coffee, tea, and rice. East part of the market well-known as Ubud morning market, due to is open only in the morning.
Ubud Market Bali Shopping Tips
Ubud art market is very spacious and has a multi-story building, with many merchants available. Therefore, before you decide to buy things, try to get around. While you get around in the market, ask the price of the same item that you want to buy. By getting around the market before you buy, therefore you can see a lot of merchandise options and the quality of the goods offered. To get the best price of the goods you want to buy, try to bargain, and you need to be patience.
If your primary goal visiting Ubud traditional art market and want to buy things in bulk, then you need to provide extra time approximately 3 hours, to get the most economical prices.
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