住所: Jl. Raya Ubud 35, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
How could you not spend at least a few hours walking around the spectacular Art Market of Ubud, the kaleidoscopic and explosive Balinese market where you can find any sort of handiwork or souvenir created by the able hands of local artisans? Walking amidst the countless stands as well as the wood and stone sculptures, you can lose yourself in the colourful paintings, dazzling fabrics and hysterical souvenirs in every shape and form, such as key chains, games, magnets and bottle openers. Unforgettable are the Balinese textile creations, such as Batik and Ikat sarongs in a remarkable number of styles and models, from the most simple to those with golden thread. Bracelets, rings, silver necklaces, clothing of all sorts and, besides the classic fabric and bamboo bags, there are also the famed Balinese rattan bags - square or round in every imaginable variety. Then there are wooden plates, coconut bowls, woven baskets, demon-catchers, bamboo straws, pillow cases and much more. The truly fun part? Haggling over the price. Upon being asked the price, the seller, expecting to negotiate, raises the cost. This will continue until both parties reach a satisfying agreement for both. A suggestion - go in the morning between 6 am and 7.30 am if you want to immerse yourself in the atmosphere typical of the local market for the Balinese where you can find vegetables and a wealth of different foods, as well as the smiles and wisely simple attitudes of this welcoming and courteous country.
Ancient Legends on the Seaside - the Temple of Rambut Siwi
Legend states that in the XVI Century, Dang Hyang Nirartha stopped at this large temple on the coast which began to crumble as the priest prayed. Nirartha then rebuilt the temple with a lock of hair planted in the earth by the caretaker
Stephan Kotas is a Czechoslovakian photographer who chose Bali as a home where he could do what he loves - help the past live again in vintage portraits using the old-fashioned photographic developing technique of "tintype".