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Partha Sarathi Bhowal
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Shopping at jalan raya shopping street

Jalan Raya Ubud is the major street that runs right through the centre of Ubud Town, Bali’s creative and enlightening heartland. Along this main shopping street in Ubud, you can locate an diverse mix of fashion boutiques, ranging from those that endorse batiks and other traditional heritage textiles of Java, Bali and the East Nusa Tenggara Islands, to handmade lace and collections of global fashion designers.

Local art shops are plentiful, selling handicrafts, paintings, souvenirs and the ordinary colourful sarongs and beach cloths akin to what you’ll find at the Ubud Art Market. The total length of Jalan Jalan Raya Ubud extends to an approximate two kilometres. From east to west, it begins from the bend at Jalan Raya Campuhan in front the Blanco Renaissance Museum, and ends at the joint of Jalan Cok Gde Rai and Jalan Raya Andong. The eastern ending is marked by the towering, white Indra statue, displaying the Hindu god wielding his bow and arrow.

Shopping here typically includes sightseeing and several stops in the region of the hub, as there are quite a few landmarks on Jalan Raya worth exploring, including Puri Saren Royal Palace. It’s easy to find the way to Ubud’s many interconnecting side streets, which are thick mini shopping streets themselves.

These comprise of Jalan Suweta (which runs north in the reverse of Jalan Monkey Forest), Jalan Hanoman (runs south just previous to the turning point at the west towards the Ubud Monkey Forest), and Jalan Hanoman, which is scattered with various yoga related shops and other ‘spiritual’ jewellery shops. Here are all the grand spots you can encounter on your shopping walks along Jalan Raya Ubud, starting from west to east.

Explore along Jalan Raya Ubud Murni’s

Warung Shop

As one of Ubud’s ancient establishments, Murni’s is a restaurant, homestay and art shop. But it's the shop that is most noticeable from the street. It offers a great collection of curated traditional items and quality textiles. The shop is simple to find, at the eastern end of the Campuhan River Bridge and only a minute’s travel.

Opened from: 08:00 - 22:00 daily

Located at: Campuhan Bridge, Jalan Campuhan, Ubud

Ph: +62 (0)361 972 146

Dinata Shop

If you’re looking for exclusive souvenirs, this gift down near the Campuhan Bridge can be appropriate to look. Dinata Shop provisions gorgeous and striking items from Bali and Indonesia, such as kris daggers, ritual masks and statues made from very old Chinese coins. Each item has a tale to tell, which the store owners and staff are ready to share with you.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Campuhan, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)812 3625 569

Queen’s Art Ubud

A trendy fashion boutique with an creative twist, Queens Art offers artistic designs, showcasing belts, bags, wallets, shoes, and other fashion accessories that give an overall standard and handcrafted feel. Within the shop you’ll find a display of colours, from earthen mandala hand-tooled leather wallets and sling bags, to decoration items such as imprinted buffalo skull for your living room’s table top.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)857 7775 5645

Kartini Art Shop

Intended for brass statuettes of Hindu gods and little Buddhas, try Kartini Art Shop, situated right in front of the Jalan Bisma and Jalan Raya Ubud intersection. Other antiques in store comprise of brass door locks in all shapes and sizes, together with idiosyncratic designs mimicking ancient Chinese coins, as well as batiks and eastern Indonesian textiles that look messed up as either home cloth or wear.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 977 382

Pithecanthropus

Pithecanthropus is a squashed boutique fashion store overflowing with varied fashion items with importance on batiks and other traditional textiles in modern designs. Through its concept of ‘rediscovering Indonesian culture’, Pithecanthropus also offers modern cultural handicrafts, where you can get stimulated for upholsteries in batiks and traditional tie-dyed textiles such as ‘ikat’ and ‘songket’. Pithecanthropus also have another store on Jalan Monkey Forest, as well as in Kuta, Legian and Nusa Dua.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 972 294

Thaikila

Known as Blue Glue Bikinis, Thaikila is a Bali-based comfort swimwear boutique with designs that are brilliant and colourful. The designs are always new with a innovative collection arriving roughly twice a year. Collections include a ‘disco’ collection filled with bold and vivid colours and prints, as well as a ‘tutti frutti’ series with neon yellow, orange and blue combinations. Also in store are a range of ladies’ beach gear, from seashell hair picks to sandals and Tahiti-inspired pareo wraps and beach bags.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 978 764

Manik Bali Ikat

Eastern Indonesian textiles, mainly the double tie-dyed ‘ikat’ fabrics, are unusual and exclusive pieces. Manik Bali is a boutique where you can find out the textile made into various forms, such as dresses (including traditional Balinese style attire), sarongs, pillow covers and all sorts of homeware and accessories. It’s a big spot to go to while in Ubud for all things in ‘ikat’.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00

Location: Jalan Raya Ubud No.14, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 972 992

BAWA Shop

The commodities outlet of the Bali Animal Welfare Association, here you’ll find products ranging from T-shirts, hats and mugs to huge gifts and souvenirs for animal lovers. The charity’s founder, Janice Girardi, is also an actor, and you can find her designs through the artworks as well as jewellery items in authentic silver and semi-precious stones in store. All profits go back to their entrenched animal welfare efforts.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00

Location: Jalan Raya No. 10, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)811 389 004

Shopping around the perimeters of the Ubud village gives you an thrilling adventure that will add to a unforgettable holiday experience. The whole area is dotted with diverse shops and galleries suitable for a unique exploration.

Quieter, interconnecting footpaths and roads in compared to the island's southern region, makes for an pleasant shopping tour. As a heart of artisan communities, handicrafts from each corner of Ubud's neighbouring villages can be sourced here.

From Ubud's centre, roam from end to end the main street of Jalan Raya Ubud and down to the rows of shops along Jalan Monkey Forest. Or explore further north to the neighbouring Tegallalang or the silver and goldsmiths' locality of Mas, Celuk and Sukawati.

Bali Buda Shop

Besides offering a extensive range of healthy menu items, Bali Buddha on Jalan Jembawan in Ubud also offers a wide assortment of local and imported organic food items at its 'health food' shop. Here, the vegan, raw food and vegetarian connoisseur can also find ordinary household, skincare and alternative products to buy and take home and like or as a unique holistic related gift from Bali. Showing its mission of promoting health and eco-awareness, Bali Buddha utilizes eco-friendly banana leaves and newspaper bags for packaging; cloth bags and plastic only for special situations.

Located at: Jalan Jembawan, near Ubud Post Office

Tel: +62 (0)361 976 324

Bali Spirit Yoga Shop

Bali Spirit is situated on Jalan Hanoman in Ubud, and are a Bali-based manufacturer, wholesaler and import-exporter of Indonesian finished yoga props, yoga clothing and accessories. Not only do they have their personal product line, but they can also create new designs under individual labels as well. Enter the shop and discover everything yoga, from books, props to silver jewellery, curios and clothing, as well as yoga DVDs, yoga books, yogi music and spiritual jewellery. All designed and created in Bali, Bali Spirit focuses on sensibleness and the line are made with a wide range of selected good quality fabrics - tried and tested by their in-house yogis before it hits the main display shelves.

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00

Location: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 970 992

Biasa Bali Ubud Store

Biasa is a Bali-based fashion brand with retail outlets in Bali and Jakarta. The Ubud store moves the brand's presence to the island's main region. Biasa offers lightweight natural materials in its variety of fashionable resort wear. Appropriate for the tropics, Biasa's fashion items include a broad range for men and women. Discover inside the boutique various choices of dresses, skirts and tops for women, and shirts, pants, shorts and scarves for men.

Location: Jalan Sanggingan, Ubud

Tel: +62 (0)361 887 8002

Bintang Supermarket

Bintang Supermarket on Jalan Sanggingan up north from the Ubud major centre is the region's big and long-standing supermarket. The interior shopping space is of an close warehouse-style layout. Besides the ordinary department store items, Bintang also displays local and imported produce, as well as organic products such as nuts and seeds. Fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and meats are also obtainable, including Western gastronomy-oriented food items dedicated to the international Ubud community.

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00

Location: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud

Take a drive out of Ubud and you'll soon arrive at a number of craftsmen's villages, where generations of villagers have made a neat living manufacturing jewelry, sculpture and textiles for Bali's dignified and priestly class.

These days, they've twisted their skills to supplying tourism- and export-driven demand. Their wares are obtainable at any shopping mall in South Bali, but if you want to get excellent gold jewelry or beautiful wood carvings at wholesale prices, visit their workshops a few minutes' drive from Ubud to catch a bargain.





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