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.
The total length of Jalan Jalan Raya Ubud is around 2 km. From east to west, it starts from the bend at Jalan Raya Campuhan, in front of the Blanco Renaissance Museum, and ends at the junction of Jalan Cok Gede 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 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.
Some of the best places to shop for souvenirs at Jalan Raya Ubud Shopping Street include Murni’s Warung Shop, Kartini Art Shop, and BAWA Shop. If you’re looking for local fashion, Manik Bali Ikat, Pithecanthropus, and Thaikila offer quality textiles, traditional and modern clothes (like bikinis, dresses and shirts), wallets, and shoes.