Shopping in Central Ubud
a haven for arts and handicrafts
Bali, a well-known island of Indonesia has secured a reputation as a significant tourist destination attracting many visitors from across the globe. Ubud is ranked amongst the attractive localities in Bali and attracts a steady stream of visitors from around the world. When selecting an Ubud hotel an excellent choice would be the Alila Ubud Bali, a quality accommodation reputed for its appealingly appointed rooms and attentive hospitality.
The charming area of Ubud is well-known for its remarkable shopping opportunities. This locality is a splendid area for artworks and craft items, with a host of outstanding bargains on offer. You will be able to browse through a myriad of carvings, paintings, all kinds of knick-knacks and traditional apparel. Visitors will come across a multitude of boutiques offering fashion apparel including international brands as well as local creations.
Visitors should make it a point to explore the Ubud Art Market which is open every day and contains an array of shops featuring goods such as comfortable shirts, silk scarves, baskets, bags, statues, hats and other handmade items. Many of the goods available here are crafted in nearby villages.
Another local highlight is the renowned Sukawati Art Market which offers a host of traditional Balinese art creations including paintings, sculpted figures, handicrafts, curios and other attractive products. Not to be missed is the Guwang Art Market which features many kinds of handicrafts and souvenirs; you will also find small-scale art stores and galleries in the environs of this market.
Another attraction in Ubud is the Shalimar Gallery, an establishment which specializes in fancy home decor and valuable textiles. Meanwhile Ikat Batik offers captivating textile creations crafted by skilled local artisans using natural materials. Another establishment with a somewhat similar mission is Threads of Life, an outstanding boutique that is committed to conservation and the alleviation of poverty in local communities. With such a wide variety of merchandise on offer, shopping in Ubud is sure to be a rewarding experience.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.