Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as 'Pasar Seni Ubud' is located in front of Puri Saren, Royal Ubud Palace and is open daily. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets, hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods.
Most of the goods found at Ubud Art Market, are made at neighboring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan. The location of Ubud Art Market, which is at center of the art producing villages, and being just the opposite side of Ubud Royal Palace which is the central point to Ubud itself, make it a strategic shopping place for Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs.
Ubud Art Market, also serves as a setting for the Hollywood movie Eat Pray Love, which shows a scene where actress Julia Roberts opposite a male character strolling through the stalls which are frequently visited by foreign and domestic visitors in real life. Naturally, bargaining is essential.
There’s so much on offer at these markets, but what you want to do is hone in on the beautiful handicrafts and things that are Balinese specialties.
Some items you may found interesting in Ubud (traditional) art market like stackable storage boxes – wicker basket boxes that work really well in your wardrobe to store scarves and other small items, basket bags – these bags are obviously pretty trendy at the moment, and the prices have started to reflect that… But still they’re worth it. Ikat & Batik – Indonesia is famous for its Ikat and Batik patterns, where wax is used to create negative space patterns on fabric which is then dyed. Gold and silver jewellery, straw hats, and many more.