Imagine driving into the heartland of Bali and uncovering 10.5 entire kilometers of handicraft stalls and markets. That’s exactly the case with Tegallalang Handicraft Center, one of the most authentic places to score a home décor staple on the island.
Whether you’re after a statement piece for your living room or a gift to give the artsy member of your friend group.. there’s no shortage of colourful clothing or well-crafted sculptures to pique your interest.
While you’re driving along the main road of Jalan Raya Tegallalang, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Nearby rice terraces offer an unspoiled view of the Balinese countryside. Take the chance to stop at the viewpoint, where you can catch a glimpse of the vast and textured rice paddies as well as the beautiful valley across the way.
Sukawati Markets 1
There are 3 Sucarwati Markets, Number 1 is the one you need. It is hard to find but once there you only need to do both sides of the road and you have seen the lot.
Sukawati isn’t something to be missed. The Sukawati Art Market is a fantastic place to fetch genuine and traditional handmade goods. Thanks to its location, you can revel in prices that are much more affordable than other markets on the island.
Of course, there’s the occasional fridge magnet, but that’s not what makes this place so special. It’s the beaded bracelets, beautiful wall art and real leather bags, Kites, sarongs and paintings.
Head to the back of the Sukawati Art Market for things like sandalwood oil, incense and other aromatic treats. Don’t be surprised to find unique bedding with abstract patterns and pictures on it.
Contact Wayan Tattoo (under Best Driver in Bali) he knows where S1 is.
Half way between Legian and Ubud. I love Sukawati Markets. Very dirty and dusty but some great bargains. A lot of shop keepers in Kuta and Legian buy their stock here.
Ubud Art Markets
Open every day from 8 am to 5 pm, the Ubud Art Market opens up for tourists to come and snag some serious threads and souvenirs.
Tip – go early it gets bust and hot.
We love the on-trend offerings like straw bags and silk sarongs. Utensils crafted from coconuts and drop-down decor you can hang from the ceiling serve to bring life to your home.
They do everything including pillow cases, bed spreads, Mosquito nets, Mattress Covers, and Mattresses for day beds, Runners and Curtains, Large Bean Bag lounges are the latest craze in Bali. Total Cushion shop is opposite Sammies Restaurant on Padma Utara Legian. Mention Bali Buddy.
Celuk near Ubud
The village of Celuk is famous for it’s Silver, but if you haven’t ventured that far you will pick up some great pieces in Legian. Try Jimmy out the front of the Jayakarta at Legian or Billie out the front of the Palangie Hotel in Seminyak. I have bought several pieces and all are of good quality. Get Gorgeous in Garlic Lane have some funky new pieces.
If you are on the beach in Legian ask for Casper he has some quality pieces and his spot is out the front of The Jayakarta Hotel Legian he has real silver at great prices (not copy silver) phone 087 865 158 001.
Celuk – Artika’s Silver and Silver Jewellery Making
You can make your own jewellery. Contact Bali Buddy Driver for prices & transport costs.