Discover Ubud Art Market - Bali
Travelers know that the best way to envision the daily life of a local is by heading down to the city’s main market. Here, surrounded by the different sounds, sights, and smells that excite the senses, visitors will be able to get an idea of what the people eat, purchase, and talk about, as well as be able to interact with the locals. However, rarely do these places offer an area to showcase their people’s artistic skills, and this is where the Ubud Art Market in Bali, Indonesia stands out.
When travelers need to add a splash of color in their holiday itinerary, they should definitely visit the Ubud Art Market. Locally known as Pasar Seni Ubud, this market is the only place in Bali where travelers can appreciate the art forms of the neighboring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan, and Peliata. With the numerous products such as paintings, brass statuettes, woven skirts and more, purchasing an item is optional, and just simply viewing these pieces of art is highly encouraged.
Getting lost might be appealing to some, but to those who want to experience the market at a safer pace can take a journey to Bali’s history of art on the provided footpaths. Some visitors might be familiar with the area, and if they have seen the 2010 movie, Eat Pray Love, directed by Ryan Murphy, then they are on the spot. The Ubud Art Market was used in the film when the protagonist, played by actress Julia Roberts, is seen strolling through the area.
The market is open from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, with some stalls open till late in the evening. There is no entrance fee and visitors are welcome to exhibit the products, but if travelers set their eyes on a kite, a silk garment, or a wooden statue, Trip Guru suggests that they might need to brush up on their bargaining skills. There is no standard price for these items, so it is in everyone’s interest that the final cost should benefit both the customer and the seller. The market is in the heart of the well known peaceful town of Ubud. If you stay in Ubud central area, you can simply walk to the market or hire a motorbike.
What our experts tell about this experience.
I liked it sooooo much!! The perfect place to buy souvenirs and presents!! Negotiate!! You can make really good deals!!
The market here is so much more interesting than many others I have been too. It’s not just the variety of what they sell, it’s because everything that they do sell, is mostly hand made. From the prints on the clothes and key rings to the many beautiful and meaningful paintings that they have. A great place to buy souvenirs even when you don’t know what to get. Most of the things can be turned into one here!
I think visiting markets in every destination I go to now is not just for the souvenirs but it’s for my own entertainment! The markets in all my travels are always different and are very interesting. Ubud market holds all the arts and crafts of Bali. The neighbor villages also have their goods sold here. I bought a woven skirt that was very bright and colorful for my sister which she adored!