UBUD ART MARKET
Ubud Market is one of the society economics center of Ubud and it is located the opposite of 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 for local daily needs. This market is opened every day about at 08:00 until 18:00, even some shop are open until nighttime.
While the traditional market for the fundamental requirement is opened everyday at 04.00 until late afternoon. The art crafting are sold in this art market consisted of various crafting, from traditional until contemporary crafting which its price is relatively cheap. You can do the transaction directly to the merchant which generally can be bargained. All the crafting sold in this place you can bring home as souvenir like slipper, wood idol, bag, clothes, matting, painting, sarong, ceramic and a lot of more. The best price is subject how good you are in bargaining, for Balinese women has good experience in bargaining in the market.
It is very simple way and easily to find Ubud Market since it is very famous among the Balinese and it is strategically located in the center of Ubud Village. This market is located just in the front of Ubud Palace . This market is close to other places of interest in Ubud like Ubud Palace, Ubud Monkey Forest , Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Painting arts Museum , wooden carving center, silver smith villages, holly spring temple and Goa Gajah.
Mostly the visitors will spend 3 -4 hours to explore the market and go around Ubud down town which is full of shops, restaurant, café. The good meeting points with your driver guide is meet at the Hall meeting pavilion that located at the western front of the Ubud Palace. If you stay at Ubud, is very access walk for those who stay at Monkey forest street, hanoman street. If you stay out of that range area, normally the hotel will provide free shuttle from and to ubud market.