Ubud, Bali Shopping Guide. Included are 3 cheap Ubud shopping spots along with what to shop in Bali
You cannot go to Bali and NOT shop. That is almost ‘un-holidayful’!! The town of Ubud in the uplands of Bali is haven for shopping. Top that up with some really tempting bargains and a lot of local flavors! One of the few places around the world where your money will get you more than your home-land. Ubud is a certainly a great place to shop for bikini, resort wear, bohemian hand bags & jewelery, sculptures or paintings. There is something for everyone to pack back home.
If you are on a short trip to Ubud, consider including these places in your itinerary and you are sure to come back and thank me!
Shopping in Ubud | Best & cheapest places to shop in Bali
Goa Gajah Caves Art Market
Take a few minutes to scan through this compact art market. There aren’t too much crowd, so you can explore at your own pace. Expect cheap souvenirs, colorful sarongs, aromatic incense sticks, that signature handwoven round Balinese shoulder bag, and other tit-bits.
What to shop at Goa Gajah Caves Art Market
While you must save much of your swim and knit wear shopping for the Ubud Art Market, do pick a couple of memorabilia like incense sticks, tea lights, farmer’s hats from here too. Prices are lower, and don’t forget to negotiate.
Trivia: There is a café right beside the entry gate, a good stop for tea, coffee, snacks or Indian fare. You will also find giant size coconut water here, which is the best form to beat the heat post the climb.
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Ubud Art Market
Popularized by Julia Roberts for her Hollywood movie Eat Pray Love, which was shot in these bylanes, the Ubud Art Market is a double YES for bringing Bali back with you once home. Be prepared to be spoilt for choice here. Thousands of artistically hand-woven Dreamcatchers are available in all sizes and colors. You will find a hand or tote bag for every taste. Same goes for clutches and shoulder bags, picnic bags not to mention the signature handwoven Balinese bag – here you will find them in all sizes and shapes.
What to shop at Ubud Art Market
This is a generally a good place to pick beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods.
Bali, Ubud shopping tip: Naturally, bargaining is essential. At one point, I ran out of local currency. That’s when I got a knit-blouse for 1/3rd the quoted price, making me feel like a fool for the rest of the deals. So bargain hard, but if you haven’t worry not. Those purchases are a steal any which way.
Trivia: Most of the goods here are made locally, in neighboring villages. This market is more upscale than Goa Gajah and almost a kilometer long. Snake your way through hundreds of tourists that thong this lane.
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Tegallalang is the place for wood sculpture, wood cravings and other Balinese artifacts, all available at wholesale prices. You’ll find plenty of shops around here, housing art pieces done up by skilled local artisans and sculptors. It’s fun to browse through such a vast collection of artsy stuff. Most shops are also willing to customize the art piece and ship to your home address. Do note that the same works can be found in upmarket Bali as marked up prices. So indulge here, guilt-free.
Tegallalang is about 20 mins cab ride from Ubud.
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Thanks for sharing this indepth and detailed, yet interesting blog post!
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It’d act as a guide while shopping in Ubud!
This is really a huge compliment and means so much. Thanks for writing back 🙂
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I absolutely love Ubud. The shopping and culture there was so amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
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So many nice places to shop in Bali. Thanks for the tips (who doesn’t love bargaining).
This is such a guide and I haven’t been toe Bali yet and this with those beautiful baskets and market images is already giving me travel vibes right now.
This is a great list. I have been to Bali only once and I know it has so many markets with such amazing things. I enjoyed shopping in Bali so much.
I loved Bali though I found it to be an expensive and over full Goa. We bought lot of things from Ubud.
As Bali is in our bucket list from very long this guide will going to help us. We really want to visit Abud art market. And one more thing I heard a lot about authentic Balinese rice wine I want to buy that too.
The market looks beautiful. I loved the dream catchers, they look amazing.
You have provided great details in here. It is really going to be helpful for people who love shopping and Ubud Bali is a good place!
We stayed in Ubud and it’s my favorite place in Bali. There are so many to shop from, however nothing is cheap in Bali.
Having been to Ubud, I can say that it’s one of the best places for tourists. And there is so much to shop at dirt cheap prices ☺️
The dreamcatcher and the round shape bags are looking so pretty..
Wow Bali has some great handmade stuff. While this year our plan for Bali was dropped due to covid, I am sure the next tme we plan, I am gonna visit these markets. I loved the doing purses and dreamcatchers.
We were to take a trip to Bali this year-end and the pandemic has made it near impossible. I am bookmarking this post. Thank you 🙂
Thank you, that wonderful to know. I really hope you are able to travel soon. You may also find this post really helpful https://anurbannomadic.com/2019/03/22/downtown-ubud-bali-on-a-day-trip-from-nusa-dua-or-semniyak/
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Loved the blog and details of the place