There are two markets in Ubud, one for the locals and one for tourists. While you can find some fun items at the tourist market, you need to go to the local morning market if you want an authentic Balinese market experience.

The only catch is that you need to get up early to be there when the market is busiest and to get your hands on the freshest ingredients. The first trucks with fresh products arrive well before sunrise. At around 9 a.m., when most locals have done their shopping, many vendors shut down and products aimed for tourists starts filling the market.

We got up early one morning and brought our camera to the local market in Ubud. We had a great morning and can definitely recommend a visit. There is something special about watching a town come alive as night turns to day. Below some photos from our early morning adventure.

How to find it: Ubud morning market map

Ubud market opening hours: Before sunrise – 9 a.m. The market can be visited later in the day, but it turns more touristic after 9 a.m.

Ubud Morning Market

Ubud Market Early In The Morning

Ubud Market Money

Ubud Morning Market 2

Ubud Morning Market Flower Sellers

Ubud Morning Market Coconut Seller

Little Girl At Ubud Morning Market

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