10 Best Shopping in Ubud
Best Places to Shop in Ubud
Ubud is a haven for arts and crafts, and you can strike great bargains here. You’ll find some of the island’s major art markets in this region, with the most famous being the landmark art market next to the royal palace. Discover a wealth of paintings, carvings, traditional garments and unique knick-knacks – some with price tags, but most without, which means you can always put your bargaining skills to the test!
Along the main streets, such as Jalan Raya Ubud, you’ll find a continuous row of fashion boutiques. From the main street to the Monkey Forest in Padangtegal, and from Sanggingan to Pengosekan, you’ll discover a great mix of unique items and great bargains from international designer brands and local shops. Here are our topmost selections to help you in getting the most from your Ubud shopping adventures.Read More
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The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as 'Pasar Seni Ubud', is a central landmark in Ubud, located just across the road from the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace. The market is open daily, and features numerous shops displaying everything from beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats; statues, kites to many varieties of hand-crafted goods. Most of the goods found here are products crafted in the neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan. Its location makes it a strategic shopping place, especially for visitors looking for great Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs to take home as souvenirs. Just be aware of the usually inflated prices at the stalls. Start bargaining down to a third of the offered price. It would also be a good idea to shop around the other areas such as Sukawati or Tegallalang for a general idea. The eastern block is a traditional market serving daily groceries and necessities. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace.
Sukawati Art Market, or 'Pasar Seni Sukawati' in the local tongue, is Bali’s most distinguished and long-standing art market. It is where visitors can seek and purchase distinctively Balinese art items such as paintings and sculpted wooden figures, curios, handicrafts and traditional handmade products. Some of the shopkeepers are craftsmen themselves, which makes bargaining a better experience compared to the more ‘upscale’ Ubud Art Market. The art market’s main building is often packed with shopping holidaymakers and locals sourcing household and daily necessities. It is an alternative, inexpensive and complete shopping stopover conveniently situated along most tour itineraries to the central and northern regions of the island. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 19:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Gianyar
The village of Guwang is home to the Guwang Art Market, referred to locally as ‘Pasar Seni Guwang’ which shares much similarity to Pasar Seni Sukawati, particularly in the arts and handicrafts found here. However, Guwang provides an alternative shopping destination for visitors who wish to avoid the crowds that often travel to Sukawati during peak periods. Besides the art market as a source of Bali souvenirs and handicrafts, the village streets around Guwang are filled with many household art shops and painting galleries. Price-wise, the items sold here share little difference with those at Sukawati Art Market, but there are specific items found at Sukawati that cannot be found at Guwang. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 21:00
- Location: Banjar Cemenggaon, Desa Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar
The village of Celuk, located approximately 4km southwest of the Sukawati District, is long known as Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The village is usually an included stopover on tour itineraries to the central and northern regions such as Ubud and Kintamani, with streets lined with silver and gold shops. The village of Celuk is also a link between Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen. The jewellery pieces are of high quality and feature unique and elaborate designs, with skills handed down for generations. Almost all of the households in the village are home to jeweller families and each Celuk household has a signature design and varying patterns, from stylised floral motif rings to dragonfly hairpins and chain silver bracelets and necklaces. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Raya Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar
Tegallalang is another famous stopover on day excursions to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani via the central Ubud route, with its picturesque rice terrace viewpoint, halfway along the Jalan Raya Tegallalang thoroughfare. Although agriculture remains a primary source of living among locals, the villages within Tegallalang are known for their generations of woodcarvers and craftsmen, who have opened up shops selling their creations, as well as worldwide exports. Enjoy the longest row of art shops in the region driving up the Jalan Raya Tegallalang, and make the stop to enjoy the cool mountain breezes and green valley vista. Many artists also bring their canvases here to paint. Some shops here state fixed prices; nevertheless, bargaining is customary. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Tegallalang, North of Ubud
The eponymous flagship store of late French designer and collector, Jean-François Fichot, resides amongst a row of shops and restaurants on Jalan Raya Pengosekan, east of the Ubud Monkey Forest. This gorgeously laid out boutique hosts a vast collection of the works of art from a man who had devoted most of his life scouring the globe for unusual, natural materials, which he later passionately incorporated into one-of-a-kind, contemporary jewellery and home decor pieces. Most are on sale, with several pieces obviously only for die-hard fine art collectors. The boutique comprises two main sections: the main gallery that features home decor with glass displays and finely polished wooden cabinets, and a smaller private room housing an exquisite jewellery collection. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Pengosekan No.7, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 974 652
Shalimar Gallery, located on Jalan Hanoman, specialises in exotic home decor, together with a large range of rare textiles from Java, Sumatra, Bali and Borneo. There’s also a selected range of high quality ethnic art pieces from all over the archipelago: intricately carved wooden masks, antique kris daggers, wooden plates, wayang puppets and other ethnological items. A private collection features primitive art pieces, such as an ancestral statue from the Nias Island in eastern Indonesia, which dates back to the 1900s. Shalimar has other locations in Ubud, another boutique on the main Jalan Raya Ubud, and a gallery on Jalan Raya Lodtunduh, further south. For serious art lovers and collectors, prices range from IDR 185,000 for batik shirts, to IDR 1,600,000 for antique wooden Balinese masks.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 977 115
If you are into exotic textiles then this is a must-visit while in Bali. Threads of Life has embraced and promoted fair trade using culture and conservation in its noble mission to also alleviate poverty in the rural areas of Indonesia alongside its business. Inside the gallery on Jalan Kajeng, you’ll find rich heirlooms of the archipelago through various textiles and woven baskets. Here you’ll gain wonderful insight into the world of traditional textiles through the in-store collection of natural dyes, hand-spinning, and weaving, and take a mind's journey to the islands and communities where the Threads of Life products were created. When you purchase items, you also contribute to their conservation efforts. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
- Location: Jalan Kajeng 24, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972 187
Ikat Batik is another notable endeavour committed to the promotion and support of local Balinese artists and craftsmen, particularly those involved in unique hand-woven traditional textiles. Their quality products are locally produced and made from sustainable resources. For a different shopping experience with exotic fabrics, step into their shop on the Monkey Forest Road, known as Jalan Wenara Wana in the community of Padangtegal, and discover a wealth of ikat weaves and contemporary batik pieces; lines of hand-spun, hand-dyed, and all natural, beautiful modern textiles. The products are special and created in limited numbers, ideal for ornamental home décor and fashion pieces. Inside the shop, various textiles hang off the walls and you will be able to witness various ancient techniques involving spinning and dyeing put into practice.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
- Location: Jalan Wenara Wana, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975 622
Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud, referred to by its official designation as Jalan Wenara Wana, is the namesake route passing the famous sanctuary, home of the grey long-tailed macaques. The one-way road follows on further south from Jalan Hanoman and turns at Ubud’s main town centre, across the road from the Puri Saren Royal Palace and Ubud’s famous art market. Rows of shops, boutiques and outlets line its sides together with many guesthouses and hotels, restaurants and small day spas. The side street shopping area combines the Monkey Forest road with the ‘sister streets’ of Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Sugriwa, and Jalan Jembawan, which are all southeast from the town centre. The continuous row of antique shops and boutiques offer a great leisure and shopping stroll for assorted handicrafts, antiques and textiles from the archipelago and Bali. The mix includes mass-produced souvenirs to some one-off handicrafts. You can spend your last Ubud walks here while picking up some simple gifts for the folks back home. Read More...
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- Location: Padangtegal, south of the main Ubud centre.