The Ubud Celuk village is located near Ubud, which is in the Gianyar regency. Here you can experience the rich culture and mountains and you will find it in the surrounding villages. Also, if you are unaware then you should know that Celuk village is a very well-known place for its crafts in gold and silver, and you will get it at very affordable prices as well.The Ubud Celuk village has that excellent craftsmanship and the craftsmen sell the items at a wholesale price. If you are looking for international dining you will get that option in here too, so that if you are unable to appreciate the local cuisine you can treat your taste buds with continental delicacy too.
Celuk village in Ubud is also known as the silver village and that is entirely for its production of jewelry. The craftsmen create their amazing crafts in their houses and in the shops and they are doing this very thing through generations that are for centuries. If you decide to have a visit this place you will get to see the artists on action and you can buy jewelry direction from them.
The location of Celuk village is situated 8 kilometers away from Denpasar. The place is located at the side of Batubulan village and to get here you have to go to the celuk village to Ubud by passing by it. You will get the infamous Sukawati traditional market is nearby as well, and it’s always the best idea to give a halt at the Celuk village and shop all you want. You will get directly to the village from the shop owners and they will happily direct you to the actual place.
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Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Celuk is the months of April, May, June, and July to August. Also, just before the busiest time in Celuk will always be a worthy trip for you. When you reach the village you should know that you must enter Ubud Celuk Village during the working hours and that is between 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, although you can have some artists working on Saturdays as well. However, keep a certain thing in mind that you must arrive as early as possible, just to avoid the crowd.
Things To Do In Ubud Celuk Village
The Celuk village is mainly a part of the tour and people like to give a halt here to buy the excellent jewelry from the various traditional shops. As you must know, that Celuk village is also known as the traditional Balinese village and it’s situated at the entry gate of Gianyar regency and it attracts customers with its amazing craftsmanship of silver and gold. Once you reach there you will be amazed by the beautiful silver and gold handcrafts. The artists are the skilled ones and have generations engaged in this art. Thus, these crafts are not just famous in local markets but in the international market as well. You will find several types of souvenirs and jewelry, which includes rings, hairpins, brooch, necklaces, and so many other things. Also, if you are looking for metals you will get medal, cultural symbols and models made by the same.
Places To Visit Near Ubud Celuk Village
1. Puseh Batuan Temple
This temple is situated in the Batuan village and owned by the villagers. This is Balinese Hindu temple and it includes 3 temples. These three places are the temples of Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Shiva. To check the local religion this place is the must visit. You will get to experience the old traditions there and will get a surreal experience.
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2. Satria Coffee Plantation
Situated at the surrounding of Ubud and to taste the local coffee its a must visit as always. Get to taste the various types of coffee and treat yourself with the best aroma of the drink. You will get shops here as always and can buy some coffee packets for your home. Just stop by the place and you can easily smell the aroma of various types of coffee.
3. Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple
Another best attraction while visiting Ubud and Celuk, you will get to witness the dance performance in Pura Dalem Bentuyung Temple. The dance performance is called the Kecak. Experience the beautiful temple and the dance and you will be able to enter the traditional and historical age of Bali. Make sure this is included in your Ubud Celuk village tour!
4. Big Garden Corner
Experience the beautiful models of old times and check the traditional craftsmanship of the same. Also, roam around the garden to have the tranquil atmosphere. The statues here will give you a lifetime experience. Although you have to pay a fee to enter the garden, it will be a worthwhile experience of all.
Tips To Remember
- There are things to know before you make your visit to Celuk that you must not miss. Visit the traditional craft shops and experience the craftsmen at work. The metalwork of Celuk is a rare and very traditional work and this is the best charm of the village. Also lastly, you must do some bargaining while you are all set to buy the crafts, and you will get 20% off but not more than that.
- Try not to bargain much and stay satisfied with the 20% discount, because the vendors will refuse to give anymore discount than that.
- As you make your entry in the village you are certainly be mesmerized by the jewelry shops. You will get to see the crafts lined up inside the display case. You can take a closer look and appreciate the handcrafts and buy some of them if you like it. Most of the shop owner will make your custom design but you must ask them beforehand.
- The language is good to go in the place and as a communicative language; you can always communicate with the vendors in this. You can ask them to shape your jewelry as you want and some of them will even allow you to do it yourself as they will show you how to give shape to the jewelry. However, you must be careful while you are working with silver and gold because it can burn your finger and that will cost your fixed budget as well.
How To Reach Ubud Celuk Village
As Celuk is situated at the outskirts of the art village of Sukawati, and in the 9 miles around it is Ubud. There are mini busses available which are known as, ‘Bemo’. You can always hire a private car and have a personalized tour of the village all day long.
So if you are thinking of your next adventure with your loved ones, then you must visit Celuk village in Bali. It will satiate your traveling desires entirely and you can come home with lots of amazing memories at the same time while holidaying in Bali with your friends and family!