Explore Night Markets in Ubud

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Published on July 26, 2019 | Bali Culture, Restaurant, Travel

As the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud presents endless experiences and ideas for visitors. If you’re looking for places to visit in Ubud, especially after dark, night markets are ideal.

The night market in Ubud is an excellent place to sample the local culinary delights, buy handmade local handicrafts, and just be immersed in the local Balinese community and culture.


Culinary sampling in the night market

The night market is teeming with local food stalls and booths. One of the most famed and iconic dishes is the Babi Guling, or suckling pig. This pork dish is a local favorite and is prepared on the spot for onlookers to see and taste.

It’s also seasoned liberally with different kinds of spices such a lemongrass, black pepper, garlic and turmeric, to name just a few. It will surely leave an impression for visitors, especially if it’s your first time trying it!


Snack vendors

Night market ubud

In addition to the main course, there are tons of local snack selections from street vendors. These snacks are a staple in Balinese and Indonesian culture in general. Anyone visiting the night markets should definitely spend some time enjoying a bite to eat from the stalls!



Once you’ve fulfilled your dinner appetite, be sure you make room for dessert! There are just as many dessert options as there are snacks in the night market. Some notable favorites include the Martabak, which is a pancake-like dessert filled with toppings such as chocolate, nuts, cheese and much more. A healthier option are the various fruit juices found around the night market.



The night market is an excellent place for visitors to get a glimpse of the local, traditional nightlife in Bali’s villages. You can visit the night market we mentioned in this article by following the directions for Sayan Night Market on Google, or just follow the Hanoman Road, and continue onto Sayan Road. From there, you can easily spot the night market on the side of the road.

Are you ready to sample the local Balinese culture and food in the night market?

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