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Ubud Traditional Art Market

Jalan Raya and Monkey Forest Road, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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Ranked #10 of 46 shopping in Ubud
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Owner description: Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society... more » Owner description: Ubud Traditional Art Market where the existence is not far different from other markets available in the tourism area. This market as a society economics center of Ubud and it is apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. There are two markets available at the same area those are one block at the Westside is for a traditional artistic market and another block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some from them still open until nighttime. While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 06:00 - even before that there is morning market started at 04:00 morning. « less
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Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The so called Ubud Art Market is a touristic nightmare. From the fruits to souvenirs, everything is marked up way more than even the supermarkets and other fixed priced shops. We had a local guy following us for more than 15 mins trying to get us to buy some sandals. Also everything sold is the same as all the other... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We thought there would be a variety of arts and crafts to be seen. Turns out that everyone is selling the exact same thing at a slightly different price. Not everything is originally made in Bali. On top of that, you get sellers keep harassing you to buy. The biggest dissappointment are the prices. You can see how tough people... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

At first glance the market is quite interesting but it quickly becomes apparent that most of the stalls are selling the exact same things. As others have mentioned, prices start high (Sarongs generally offered at 200k which can be brought down to 20k). The main problem is the incessant harassment we received from the sellers. You couldn't look at anything... More

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I can understand why many people from the city wouldn't like coming to this market because it's narrow and a bit stuffy but I'm ok with it because that's how the locals used to shop as well. I want to experience the local setting so it was quite an experience bargaining and shopping in the ubud market like the locals... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited two years ago and what a big difference it makes. I was looking for some souvenirs and had visited some shops with fixed price items. I then went to the market and saw the same items. Of course they were way more expensive, for example fridge magnets were more than twice the price I saw elsewhere. Unless you enjoy... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The craft work you can find in Ubud is really nice and people are very skilled and talented, however the art, sculptures etc on display and for sale are often not the best quality you can get and prices are comparably hight. In Indonesia typically each village has its own craft speciality... carving of wood or stone or sculpturings, paintings... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The place is crowded with shops all selling the same goods. The starting prices are well above what you should pay and are used to . I managed to pay 25-35% of asking price but probably still paid too much but didnt really have the time to compare too much. I would say best check out the prices elsewhere beforehand... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It is certainly worth the time to walk around and check out the stores but you can find the same things for much cheaper in other areas of Bali, the owners here are hard to bargain with for whatever reason whereas in other regions they seem to understand that it is not cool to rip someone off just because you... More

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Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a place where tourists would most likely be ripped off. Like any other street market elsewhere, you have to bargain in order to get the best price. I spent hours bargaining with the sellers here, managed to get around 60-70% discount for most items and I was very proud with my bargaining skill, feeling very happy, thinking that... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nothing special about this market. is just like any other market in south East Asia. at least once to visit .

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