Jalan Raya Ubud is the main street that runs right through the centre of Ubud Town, Bali’s artistic and cultural heartland. Along this main shopping street in Ubud, you can find an eclectic mix of fashion boutiques, ranging from those that promote batiks and other traditional heritage textiles of Java, Bali and the East Nusa Tenggara Islands, to handmade lace and collections of international fashion designers. Local art shops abound, selling handicrafts, paintings, souvenirs and the common colourful sarongs and beach cloths akin to what you’ll find at the Ubud Art Market.
The total length of Jalan Jalan Raya Ubud spans an approximate two kilometres. From east to west, it starts from the bend at Jalan Raya Campuhan in front the Blanco Renaissance Museum, and ends at the junction of Jalan Cok Gde Rai and Jalan Raya Andong. The eastern end is marked by the towering, white Indra statue, depicting the Hindu god wielding his bow and arrow. Shopping here usually includes sightseeing and several stops around the hub, as there are several landmarks on Jalan Raya worth exploring, including Puri Saren Royal Palace.
It’s easy to navigate Ubud’s many interconnecting side streets, which are dense mini shopping streets themselves. These include Jalan Suweta (which runs north opposite Jalan Monkey Forest), Jalan Hanoman (runs south before turning west towards the Ubud Monkey Forest), and Jalan Hanoman, which is dotted with various yoga related shops and other ‘spiritual’ jewellery shops.
Here are all the great spots you can encounter on your shopping walks along Jalan Raya Ubud, from west to east.