The Ubud Art Market is the most popular tourist market in Bali. You will find everything you need in the organised chaos of hippie village, Ubud.
How To Get To Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is located directly in the centre of Ubud town.
Just around the corner from Campuhan Ridge Walk, you cannot miss the market on Jl. Raya Ubud and opposite the Puri Saren Royal Ubud palace.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.
However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!
If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.
Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
A great day trip that includes a visit to Ubud Art Market is Ubud & Canggu: Rice Terrace, Waterfall & Black Sand Beach.
Ubud Art Market Entrance Fee
It is free to visit Ubud Art Market.
Ubud Art Market Opening Times
Daily: 8am – 5pm.
Best Time To Visit Ubud Market + Tips
If you value your time and money, you should go to the market when it first opens so you can get your shopping done before the tourist rush begins around 10am.
You can generally get better prices if you’re the first buyers of the day. Also, keep an eye on where the locals are purchasing their goods to find the best prices.
We visited at around 3pm and it was absolutely hectic.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Ubud Art Market
Not only is the Ubud Art Market a great place to buy goods, it’s also great for those who love asian street style photography.
There’s opportunities to capture those typical shots of ‘passing time’. People come and go and the backdrops are beautiful.
If you stop at a stall to check something out, don’t mistake the sellers persistence for aggression. They’re just trying to keep you interested for as long as possible.
They believe it’s a selling tactic, however you may think otherwise. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed with the constant bartering, you can play the game too.
Get involved and negotiate them down to the price you want when you find something you fall in love with.
It helps to decide on the highest price you are prepared pay for an item before you start. Try and start at roughly half the asking price and go from there until a compromise is reached.
The Ubud Monkey Forest is just a kilometre down the road, so be sure to visit BEFORE you head to the markets. You don’t want the monkeys to steal your purchases.
Things You Can Find At Ubud Art Market
At Ubud Art Market, known by the locals as Pasar Seni Bud, you can find beautiful silk scarves, handmade woven bags, baskets, hats, kites and many other hand-crafted goods.
The items on sale are very unique because they are typically Balinese, and some are unavailable elsewhere.
If you’re on holiday in Bali, the Ubud Art Market is a great place to shop for souvenirs to take home.
Most of the goods are locally made in the neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan, making your authentic souvenirs all the more special!
Ubud is the artistic central region of the island, so you will find all the best handmade goods here.
Interesting fact: The market was used as one of the settings in the movie Eat, Pray, Love. During the movie the actress Julia Roberts is filmed strolling through the stalls.
Where To Stay In Ubud
Luxury – Alaya Resort
is in the heart of , the cultural centre of .
The resort is set amidst the, offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits.
The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery.
The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities.
Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.
Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2
Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.
Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market.
Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker.
Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided.
Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.
Budget – Sila Urip Guest House
Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud.
Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.
Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. Guests can also order room service.
At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.
For more places to stay in Ubud, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.
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Monday 16th of May 2022
Hi there, love your blog. We're visiting bali soon, end of June and read on someone's Instagram post that the ubud market is closed for renovation? Do you have anymore info about this? Thank you
Monday 16th of May 2022
Hey, thanks so much. No unfortunately we haven't been since 2019 so wouldn't know. Hope you have a great trip though!