The Ubud Art Market, known locally as ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’, is situated across from the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace and is open every day. The market offers high quality Balinese items, as well as general assortment of goods that will appeal to every taste. Here you will be able to find gorgeous silk scarves, hand-crafted woven bags, figurines, traditional kites, bohemian skirts, casual shirts and accessories. The Ubud Art Market was also featured in the movie Eat Pray Love, with Julia Roberts shown strolling through and perusing its stalls.
Bali markets are essential on any itinerary because they offer so many traditional and unique Balinese items that can be hard to find elsewhere. Ubud Art Market is seen as a cut above the rest, offering goods of a generally better quality. Most of the products are made in the nearby villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan. The market is divided into two sections: the western side hosts the main art market, and the eastern side offers groceries and daily necessities.
The sole purpose of the market isn’t just to shop; wandering through the stalls and taking in the incredible craftsmanship and creativity of the Balinese and the general hustle and bustle is an experience in itself. Bargaining is essential, so it’s recommended that you take your time at first to compare the prices and quality of the kinds of goods you’re interested in. Haggling is all part of the adventure, but always be polite and friendly. A handy tip is to start at half the asking price and move up from there. Try to decide before you start bargaining the most you want to pay.
The market is open every day from 8 am – 6 pm, and some stalls stay open until much later.