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“Small market with some aggressive sellers” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ubud Traditional Art Market

Ubud Traditional Art Market
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Ranked #25 of 126 things to do in Ubud
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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.
Quezon City, Philippines
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“Small market with some aggressive sellers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

A lot of souvenirs to be bought from this place. There are also veggies, fruits, and snacks in some shops, but most of the stuff you find here are clothes and little things you can take back home.

Sellers will charge you three times the actual selling price if you don't haggle. A good tip to remember is always cut the price in half and gradually go down or up from there. If you know how much you want to spend though, don't budge and just walk away. You'll likely be called back and given the price you asked for.

Don't get your money changed here. Walk down Monkey Forest Road and look for other shops that offer higher rates for your cash.

Visited May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

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Visited May 2014
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Bengaluru, India
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“bargain for the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

this place is crazy, there is so much to shop and dine. the market near the palace has more than 200 small shops. heavy bargaining is required as they price products which are unbelievable. but worth shopping for folks back home. and some traditional places to eat too. i am missing ubud for this right now!

Visited May 2014
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Pristina, Kosovo
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“Highly overpriced tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been in Asia to some places and enjoyed shopping there. This place, however, is breathtaking. In a negative sense. The prices for goods are almost European standard and most shops hold the same items. My tip.... spend a little money on a taxi and go to Tegalalang. The village is a few minutes outside Ubud city. The items are the same but cost only a tenth what you pay for in the market.

Visited May 2014
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“Keep Calm and Enjoy the Experience!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ubud Market has many faces and three different levels - very early in the morning it is where the local people buy their daily fruit, veg, meat, fish and offerings - but you must arrive before 7am as the vendors start packing up soon after and the market stalls catering to the tourist trade begin to set up or open their small shops.
Everything is ready for business by 9am, and that is the best time of day to hunt for a bargain. The shop-keepers are desperate to make the first sale of the day and prices are at their lowest. As the day progresses the prices increase and the number of tourists flocking in explodes. From lunch time on the big busses from the south arrive and the market is packed. Stay away until 4pm when the markets again are relatively peaceful.
There is a lot of tacky rubbish being sold, but some gems can still be found - take time to hunt down a bargain and have some fun haggling with the vendors, be respectful and If the price is not right then walk away and try again at the next shop.
Most importantly keep a sense of humour, have fun, smile and try a few words of bahasa indonesia if you know any.

Visited May 2014
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