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“Beautiful artifacts”

Ubud Traditional Art Market
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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.
Reviewed February 14, 2013

UBUD - the home of art. It is amazing as you wander the streets, to see such diverse forms of art.
Not only in carvings and paintings, but expressed in many other ways - clothing - there are in UBUD some local designers of clothing, some materials are screen printed then transformed into some lovely pieces of unique clothing. Shoes - some handmade leather shoes, so soft. Even restaurants are sometimes a gallery of pottery and art by local artisans.
A great break from the heat of the coast to wander up the mountains into the cool and enjoy !

1  Thank Magnolia195
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We have been several times to Ubud and always end up buying lots of stuff. Carved masks are my favorite, I try to pick one or two up every time we go there. There are hundreds of shops that have wood carvings and masks.... so find what you like and bargain. You should always get some sort of discount. A few stores are fixed price, but most bargain. My wife loves the wide selection of Batik cloth and fashions. You get machine printed Batik or hand made Batik..... you normally can tell from the price but shopkeepers will gladly tell you the difference.
For an average shopper just staying around the Monkey Forest road area will overload your shopping senses and give you all the selection to will need. For more intense shopping you can have your driver take to to the factories and art studios in the neighboring villages.
If you are looking to buy original fine art there are many, many studios scattered about town.
We have visited quite a number of them and can recommend BADRA Art Galleries. There are two in town. Badra has the best selection of art and his prices are very reasonable compared to some other galleries that often inflate prices 50-100% over what they should be.
Shopping in Ubud can take all day and you still will not see everything. But it's a great place and lots of good places to eat at lunch time.

3  Thank JohnandTai
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Dont bother until the renovations are finished later in the year.
Previous visits it has been a joy to walk round in the early morning when the locals are shopping and having breakfast. The market turns at about 9 into the tourist market.
At the moment it's cramped smelly and generally not a fun thing to do.

3  Thank VirginiaRoss
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Every time I travel to Bali, i tried not to miss this place.. Not for specific shopping, i just love the ambience, but sometimes I found a unique painting/craft/batik. Any kind of traditional balinese souvenirs you can find here, silver, wooden crafts, paintings, sarong, batik, ceremonial items, etc.. If the vendors know you are tourist, they will offer high price for the same item you could buy less than half in Sukawati market. Test your bargaining skill here and show that you are not really interested in the item, sometimes they will give you rock bottom price. In most shops, payment only in cash. No worries, there are many ATMs there.
There are some small art shops outside the market complex with more varieties and better quality. Yet again, you need to bargain smartly.

1  Thank wijayanti
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Loved this place, the culture and the way it's done. You need to bargain, really bargain. Eg. prices of 200k IDR can be bargained til 50k IDR. Great place to find many local items, batik, Art shop on the first floor is really good with a pleasant owner who paints himself! Have fun shopping here, probably the cheapest goods you can find in the entire Ubud area!

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