Tegallalang Village - One of the main Handicraft Areas
Tegallalang Village, located in the north of Ubud, is one of the main handicraft areas in Bali.
Tegallalang and the nearby villages are specialized in the carving of softwood figures. Brightly painted flowers, signboards, fruit, frogs, tokay geckos, ducks, cats and more animal figures can be bought here as well as kid's toys.
All the way along the 12-kilometre road, shops also sell furniture and handicrafts made from glass, wood, bamboo and ceramics.
Tip: It is always cheaper to buy directly from the producers than in a shop or at the market. In case you want to get a real bargain, go to Tegallalang Village first. All the things you can’t get there are still available to buy in Ubud or at the Sukawati Market.
Trick: It always helps to pretend you are the buying agent of a big wholesaler. You think this is a dirty game? Ok, you are right but it helps to get the exact price you are looking for! Up to you now! Play clean or dirty!
Hang on though, Tegallalang Village also offers you more as it is surrounded by lush rice paddies, Coconut and Banyan Trees and a simply beautiful river valley.
Tegallalang Village area also offers a nice opportunity to get some postcard pictures of the rice fields if you are not able to go to Jatiluwih.
If you are looking for a cheap homestay in this area, you should probably check out Dukuh Village Homestay. Operated by Made Arka and his lovely wife Ririn, this homestay still shows the value of traditional charm. All basic facilities are available, even the backpackers’ room has a hot shower and a western toilet. Guests are welcome to be a part of the traditional offerings or to cook with Ririn. Made and Ririn will also help you to find the perfect painting class or other traditional Balinese classes of your choice.