Tegallalang Handicraft Centre in Bali

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Tegallalang handicraft centre is famous for its arts and crafts and is located in the district of the same name, just a short drive north of the main Ubud hub. The Jalan Raya Tegallalang main road covers 10.5 km through the Bali heartland, passing a famous scenic stopover along the way to the northern parts of the island such as Kintamani. Although agriculture still remains the primary source of income among locals, the area and surrounding villages also produce a large variety of curios.

Tegallalang handicraft centre owes its uniqueness to the various cottage industries found here, which deal with the manufacture and worldwide export of an assortment of handicrafts and furniture items. It’s not an overstatement to say that the Tegallalang route also has one of the longest rows of art shops in the world, making a drive along the main route a colourful one indeed.

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Attractions around Tegallalang

Apart from the rows of art shops along the Tegallalang handicraft centre, the namesake rice terraces are famous for their splendid landscapes. Amazing rice paddies overlook hills and streams and are explored through pedalling or trekking to Tegallalang as well as other villages around Ubud such as Pejeng and Campuhan.

At the viewpoint, located on the eastern roadside, the wide green vista spreads down before you and away to the valley and rice terraces on the opposite side. Afternoons are even more dramatic for photographers wishing to capture the scenery.

What to buy in Tegallalang

The art shops lining the route of the Tegallalang handicraft centre feature an assortment of colourful and unique items of different shapes and sizes, like interior ornaments, furniture, typical Balinese curios and many others. Several shops specialising in accessories present a variety of jewellery, ranging from rings, bracelets and necklaces to bandanas made from a mixture of materials such as mother of pearl, shells, wood, stone as well as beads and resin.

The trip to Tegallalang is truly a treat for the eyes, with the many choices of handicrafts and colourful items on display, including paintings. Some shops feature fixed prices but bargaining remains a must.

Good to know about Tegallalang Handicraft Centre

The farmer who owns the land around here sells young coconut drinks and woven hats made from coconut leaves. It’s common to see him posing on the grassy ledge, then approaching photographers for a small fee.

Souvenir peddlers also tend to approach visitors hoping to make a sale, but simply enjoy the view and ignore them if no item interests you. Besides, the whole road of shops within the handicraft centre is full of these goods.

With a further drive up north you’ll find the craftsman’s dominion of Tegallalang's Pakudui Village. A right turn up from the famed rice paddy leads to the village with its Garuda carvings and various wooden animal sculptures.

Tegallalang Handicraft Centre

  • Location: Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
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