Aside from the famous amazing attractions located around Bali, many would come to the island in order to get the unique souvenirs that they can only get in Bali island, not in other places around Indonesia, neither their hometown. Usually, the tourists will come to the souvenir shops that scattered all over the island.
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But of course, those are not the only ones. Some know even better, the traditional markets. Yes, the traditional markets always contain those unique Balinese items, with a fairly cheap price. If you think that the price is not reasonable for your pocket, you can always convince the seller with some of your bargaining skills. Without further do, let’s check these best traditional markets in Bali island.
1 – Sukawati Art Market
Now as the first one in the best traditional markets in Bali, we want to remind you about the iconic market of Bali called Sukawati Art Market. Sukawati Art Market. This is the place where the new tourists would want to go hunting some stuff in Bali. Its popularity is can be said to surpass many other markets.
In the market, you can find so many things related to Balinese cultures like masks, bracelets, masks, traditional musical instruments, traditional clothing, and many others. There’s also a tattoo parlor, the famous one, located nearby.
Location: Sukawati street, Gianyar
Opening Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
2 – Ubud Art Market
The name Ubud always rings a bell for whoever has visited there before. Aside from known for having spectacular tourism locations, Ubud also has one gathering and really crowded market called Ubud Art Market. Just like the other markets that entitled to “Art Market”, Ubud also has the special things that ready to sell to the interested customers.
The tourists can take a look at some Balinese productions in a form of statues, masks, pantings, and the traditional rattan crafts. You can also try traditional foods famous in Ubud.
Location: Ubud street, Ubud
Opening Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
3 – Kumbasari Market
So, even the name is still a traditional market, doesn’t mean that it can’t grow larger than usual. Kumbasari market is one of the two giant traditional markets on Bali Island. It has two floors in total with so many vendors and sellers filling all the empty spaces on both floors. Sometimes it can be really crowded during the day.
A lot of things can be seen here, starting from the dairy products that can be gotten for a low price at some bargaining level to the special ingredients for making the traditional Balinese meals.
Location: Gajah Madas street, West Denpasar
Opening Hours: 9 am to 7 pm
4 – Kuta Art Market
For anyone who steps on the soil of Bali, the guide would recommend them to an area of Bali called Kuta. Here is like the most crowded place and very lively also. Making it easy for newcomers to live here, even though the price for daily life can be choking. But, there’s the Kuta Art Market as the next one in the best traditional markets in Bali.
Aside from buying the foods for living, the tourists can also entertain themselves by seeing the unique stuff they can find there. Even though the price is can be higher sometimes, because of the age of the items that make them antiques.
Location: Bakung Sari, Kuta
Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
5 – Guwang Art Market
You know, located near Sukawati Art Market, here’s standing the Guwang Market. Guwang was supposed to be the alternative for Sukowarti Market. Because, during a special time like a holiday, Sukowati Market can’t hold that many people in such a tight place. But that doesn’t mean this Guwang Market is not good.
The market basically filled with vendors with the same sectors of production as vendors in Sukowati. The only difference is the calmer condition.
Location: Guwangi, Sukawati
Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
6 – Badung Art Market
Balinese clothing is loved by everyone. Interesting motives that look interesting in global eyes are the reason why so many people would love to throw their money for one or two pieces of clothing. If you’re one of those people who really love the Balinese clothing, make sure to include the Badung Art Market in your list.
People can buy artistic stuff like traditional clothing or shirts with Balinese motive on it. The price is also very much interesting.
Location: Sulawesi street, North Denpasar
Opening Hours:6 am to 12 am
7 – Mertanadi Art Market
If you look into those beautiful attractions of Bali island, you may understand with Legian Beach. Legian beach is such a pretty and unique location around Badung, Bali. Located about 5 minutes from the beach, you can visit a market called Mertanadi Art Market where you can get the interesting Balinese souvenirs with the best price possible.
Simple things like keychains, clothing, pantings, and other forms of art are easy to get. But the vendors will crush your dream with expensive price, so make sure to use your best bargaining skill.
Location: Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali
Opening Hours: 5 am to 11 pm
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8 – Sindu Art Market
The next market on the best traditional markets in Bali is Sindu Art Market. Not less different than the other art markets on Bali island, Sindu also has unique products related to Balinese culture. But, mostly the things that sold here are meals and food ingredients. The art stuff is only about 10% here.
If you’re a backpacker, the Sindu Market is really helpful during your trip. The price is really friendly, yet the meals are variative.
Location: Sindu, Sanur, South Denpasar
Opening Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
9 – Semarapura Art Market
Looking for the best products that produce by the handful hands of the locals? Semarapura Art Market is the one suitable place. Usually, tourists are coming to the traditional art markets in order to buy some souvenirs. And yes, this market can serve them well. A lot of souvenirs are handmade, that’s why they are really unique.
The locals are directly producing them, and with their skill, they are able to make the price up to the roof, especially for the songket cloth.
Location: Semarapura Kangin, Klungkung, Bali
Opening Hours: 5 am to 9 pm
10 – Kreneng Market
Moving to the capital city of Bali, Denpasar, we can meet the Kreneng Market that guarded by the guardian stone statues. The Kreneng Market has about three floors, making it the biggest market in all Bali. Many vendors can be found starting from Dawn to the middle of the night. And the products depend on time.
For example, during the day until dusk, the products that they sell are dairy products, like vegetables, meats, and others. During the night, Kreneng market changes into a night market.
Location: Kamboja street, Badung, Denpasar
Opening Hours: 5 am to 11 pm
11 – Lokitasari Market
Lokitasari is the next one in best traditional markets in Bali, having the size that is not so small, this market can also be included as one of the biggest traditional markets in Bali, especially Denpasar. This is the location where you want to buy something, but not interrupted by the crowd.
It’s pretty quiet in here and the reason behind it is still unknown. Even the Government of Denpasar gave instruction to make the market more lively.
Location: Pemecutan Kaja, North Denpasar
Opening Hours: 5 am to 10 pm
12 – Anyar Sari Market
Now, this is the place for hunting the fruits, especially the endemic ones that really hard to find. Anyar Sari Market may look so simple with no tall building like the other big traditional markets, but this one has always crowded in anytime within a day. Most people wanted to buy the vegetables and fruits that sold here.
Many people said that Anyar Sari Market is a suitable place to look for the stuff for traditional procession also.
Location: Cargo street, Denpasar
Opening Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
13 – Ketapian Market
Almost the same as Anyar Sari market, this Ketapian market is also included as a small traditional market. The vendors are always flooding the street, and the market seems to be alive all day long. Many said that this Ketapian Market is, in fact, the most crowded market in the area of East Denpasar.
Ketapian Market is usually favorable for buying groceries at a cheap price. This place is also great for hunting culinary, and thanks to its clean environment, it’s really cozy to eat here.
Location: Katranga, East Denpasar.
Opening Hours: 5 am to 9 pm