Best Markets in Bali

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Bali is synonymous with turquoise oceans, ancient rainforests and rich culture, but a trip to the island is incomplete without visiting the markets in Bali. Scattered across major holiday destination (Read More)s, Bali’s markets offer lovely handicrafts, vintage items, clothes, jewellery, houseware, accessories and more. From art, and traditional fabrics to fresh-fruit markets, fish to clothes markets, flea markets to night markets, Bali boasts it all. A little bargaining often fetches excellent prices.

Here is the list of 14 Best Markets in Bali

1. Sanur Night Market

Sanur Night Market

Sanur Night Market is also known as Pasar Sindhu Night Market or Pasar Malam Sindu. Located at the northern end of Sanur’s Jalan Danau, Tamblingan Road this market is one of Bali's longest-running and most established night markets. Prepared to have your senses assaulted with the bold flavours and scents of the ubiquitous street food stall serving up classic Balinese food.

Timings:
Mondays - 10 AM to 5 PM & 6 PM to 10 PM
Tuesday to Sunday - 6 to 10 PM

2. Ubud Art Market

Ubud Art Market
4.6 /5

Located right opposite the Puri Saren Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market is the ideal place to buy something authentic to Bali From ikat woven skirts and woodcarvings to oil lamps and brass statuettes, this market has all kinds of handicrafts. With relatively higher quality and a greater variety of products, this market is popular with both locals and foreigners. As always, bargaining is a must.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM

3. Badung Market

Badung Market

Located in the centre of the provincial capital of Denapasar’s main street, Badung Market is the most busy shopping centre in Denpasar and is situated right opposite one of the biggest temples in the city. Sarong vendors, fruit and vegetable hawkers, and butchers all jockey for space in one of Bali’s most established and oldest markets. Expect an authentic Balinese market experience because this is definitely not a tourist trap and is the market where mostly locals come to do their shopping.

4. Art Market Kumbasari

Art Market Kumbasari

One of Denpasar’s most enduring and iconic attractions, the Kumbasari Art Market is a one-stop-shop for handicrafts and art-related knick-knacks. Spanning four floors, the Kumbasari Art Market changes as the day progresses. This early morning market with fruit vendors abound morphs into a bustling hub where tourists walk away with everything from easy to find sarongs or keychains to massive sculptures by midday. The Kumbasari Art Market also turns into a makeshift food court once the sun sets, with rows of food vendors selling delicious cheap eats, perfect after a long day of haggling and browsing through paintings.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

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5. Kuta Art Market

Kuta Art Market

Stretching out from the Kuta Sidewalk, the Kuta Art Market is hugely popular amongst tourists and is a favourite destination to head to when looking to buy souvenirs to remember you trip to Bali by. Rows upon rows of shops selling items of art that are known the world over as Balinese ensure that you can find whatever that you’re looking for under any budget. World-renowned surf brands like Billabong, Ripcurl, and Quiksilver have also set up shop alongside local designers, alluding to the market’s popularity.

6. Bedugul Traditional Market

Bedugul Traditional Market

Also called Pasar Candi Kuning, is one of central Bali and Bedugul’s main markets. Typical market fare such as fruit and vegetables make up most of what the market offers, and it is renowned for the wide variety of fruits in particular. Classic Balinese souvenirs like wooden keychains and handicrafts can also be found here. Sandwiched in between the Beratan Lake and Eka Karya Botanic Gardens, the Bedugul Traditional Market makes for a great stopover in between both these really popular tourist attractions.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM

7. Pasar Endek Klungkung

Pasar Endek Klungkung

Located on Jalan Puputan in the Klungkung Regency, Pasar Endek Klungkung is known for being the place to go to buy traditional Balinese ethnic wear. The market is frequented by mostly locals looking to buy authentic and affordable ikat or batik fabric for their ceremonial attire, and therefore will offer plenty for tourists looking to take some fabric back with them.

Timings: 7 AM to 5 PM

8. Pasar Taman Sari Market

Pasar Taman Sari Market

Situated 15 minutes away from the uber posh and upscale neighbourhood of Seminyak and is the only market near the area. Pasar Taman Sari Market transforms into a night market once dusk sets in and carts selling bakso (meatball broth) and other classic Indonesian street food fare takes over.

Timings: Day market starts at 5 AM and the night market opens at 4 PM.

9. Tegallalang Market

Tegallalang Market

Another popular attraction in Tegallalang apart from the famed rice terraces, the Tegallalang Market is a great and more affordable alternative to Ubud Art Market or the Sukawati Art Market. Since the shops are located very close to where they source their art from wholesalers, most shops also offer delivery services. Be aware that most shops are closed on Sunday, so avoid going to the Tegallalang Market then.

Timings: 6 AM to 10-30 AM

10. Gianyar Night Market

Gianyar Night Market

The Gianyar Night Market is situated close to Ubud's city centre and is a known stop for those in the know regarding where to get the best street food and places to go for cheap eats. Prepare for an assault on your senses as the multitude of sights, sounds, and smells of innumerable woks being clanged, meat being grilled, and veggies being sauteed take over the air.

11. Kuta Night Market

Kuta Night Market

The boisterous nature of Kuta ensures that the party central of Bali is always awake, and the Kuta Night Market is no exception. The exceptional diversity of street food at the Kuta Night Market makes it the perfect place to go after hitting the clubs for the post-party meal! You can also find the typical kitschy tourist items like keychains, trinkets, and handicrafts, making the perfect souvenir or gifts for loved ones.

12. Guwang Art Market

Guwang Art Market
4.3 /5

Situated near Pasar Seni Sukawati, Guwang Art Market is an art lover’s paradise for traditional handicrafts and paintings. The main kiosk sells fascinating Balinese souvenirs like barong garments, wood carvings and flowers for traditional ceremonies. You can visit from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, hunting adorable items like masks, handmade sandals, printed clothing, bright sarongs, beachwear and local snacks.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

13. Kedonganan Fish Market

Kedonganan Fish Market
4.5 /5

Kedonganan Fish Market is a traditional wet market where fresh catches are sourced from southern Bali. Open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM, this fish market is the go-to destination for locals and tourists in Kabupaten Badung for seafood, from the common saltwater catch and red snappers to rare mahi-mahis. You can ask "warungs" around to grill your fish and prawn.

Timings: 8 AM to 9 PM

14. The Flea Market Seminyak

The Flea Market Seminyak
3.8 /5

Featuring an eclectic array of both local and internationally-sourced goods, jewellery, souvenirs and clothing and apparel, The Flea Market Seminyak is open daily. One can find quality products and trendy styles, including lots of maxi dresses, jumpsuits, kaftans, long pants, and kids' wear, to smaller sections selling sandals, sunglasses, accessories and homeware.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

Indeed these markets in Bali are a must visit to have an enjoyable shopping experience.

This post was published by Harshitha

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