When you visit an island of Bali, you realize that Bali is much bigger than you’ve imagined. With the existing traffic, it can take a long time to get around, too. For instance, it took me about an hour and a half from the airport to our villa in Ubud.
If you ever have a chance to visit Bali, I highly recommend visiting the Ubud area. The coast line of Bali is amazing, but I am convinced that the magic of Bali exists in inland, Ubud, where you see step fields. If you look up “Tegallalang” on google, you will find many images of what Ubud is about. In Ubud, there are many different streets for shopping, dining and relaxing at spas. The main shopping area that is popular among tourists covers Jalan Monkey Forest, Jalan Hanoman, and Jalan Raya Ubud. If you look them up on a map, these three streets intersect and are close from each other.
You would want to go to Jalan Monkey Forest, Jalan Hanoman, and Jalan Raya Ubud, which are really fun and you can find high quality products there. On top of that, I highly recommend Tegallalang Handicraft Center in Ubud. If you go all the way out to Ubud, Bali, you’ve got to check out Jalan Raya Tegallalang.
Jl. Raya Tegalalang has so many handicrafts with great bargain prices (we still negotiated a bit) that you don’t see at other places in Bali. When you go to typical touristy areas in Bali such as Kuta, Nusa Dua, Seminyak and so forth, you’ll quickly learn that it’s not that cheap to shop in Bali. Jalan Raya Tegallalang was an exception. It also appeared to me that Jalan Raya Tegallalang was still not as well-known as other main shopping streets to the world tourists.
The reason why my friend, Kara, and I learned about Jalan Raya Tegallalang was because we stayed at Pandawas Villas which was located only a short drive away from Jalan Raya Tegallalang. Pandawas Villas was amazing, by the way!
I bought many items for our families and friends from the shops in Tegallalang Handicraft Center on Jalan Raya Tegallalang. I hope these photos on this post will help you get the ideas of what you can find on Jalan Raya Tegallalang. I have included the photos of the items that came from Tegallalang Handicraft Center and I own below, but if you would like to see more photos of the items purchased on Jalan Raya Tegallalang, you can see them in my previous post.
My friend got this beautiful wooden plate at Govinda.
The trees and candle holders came from the shop above that I don’t even know the name. I’m sorry!
I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos.
If you are looking into going to Bali, below are other posts on Bali.
KOU CUISINE ☆ Jam & Salt Shop
Warung Sopa ☆ Cozy Vegetarian Cafe in Ubud
Pandawas Villas ☆ Lovely villas in Ubud
KAFE ☆ Cool healthy cafe in Ubud
Bali Bike Baik Tour ☆ Biking tour in Ubud
White Water Rafting ☆ Fun white water rafting tour on Ayung River in Ubud, Bali