To get a closer look at the cultural wealth of Bali, street shopping is one of the best options. The mélange of local traditions, customs in Bali is inviting and tempting as well. The unique creations by locals are exhibited with proud and love about their culture. The wide range of products includes handcrafted home décor, jewelry, beach-inspired clothing with loud batik prints and many more. One can simply explore and enjoy some casual banter with local sellers.
Here are some of the best street shops in Bali that will turn your shopping experience seamless once you step inside.
1. Ubud Art Market, Ubud:
An absolute must-visit shopping street in the city center is Ubud’s very own art market. The narrow lanes hemmed with handcrafted masks, pieces of art and local products pour medley of colors. The renowned Ubud bags are famous enough to check out once.
Tip: Put your bargaining skills to test here, as the prices are only as good as you are! Morning visits are recommended to get low prices.
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace.
Timings: 8:00AM to 6:00PM
2. Kumbasari Art Market, Denpasar
The 4 storied wholesale wonderlands of Denpasar – the ‘Kumbasari market’ caters fabric in abundance. Insightful experience of shopping on different floors dedicated to food, clothes, and handcrafts is delightful and pocket-friendly.Hundreds of stalls here are best to explore the market’s collection of ornate silver crafts, dream catchers, art paintings and even I-heart-Bali T-shirts and much more.
Tip: The night market here is great for food that’s sold by the local vendors.
Location: Located on Jalan Gajah Mada, Central Denpasar, the market is opposite the Badung River, only half an hour from the resorts in Kuta and Sanur
Timings: The market is open 24 hours, the various stalls have different timings. Suitable time for a visit is after 10 AM as all the stalls will be open by then.
3. Tegallalang Handicraft Centre, Ubud
The Tegallalang street market offers scenic beauty of Tegallalang rice fields along with the variety of shops. An eclectic mix of crafts here is made in the quaint village of Pakudui, which is a stone’s throw away.The conical hats woven from coconut leaves or colorful traditional jewelry strung together with shells, beads, wood, and mother-of-pearl are remarkable to buy. Wooden carvings of mythical Balinese creatures is good for home decor among which, the Garuda – the legendary mount of Lord Vishnu – is the most famous.
Location: Continue up north from the eastern end of Jalan Raya Ubud main road and head to Jalan Raya Tegallalang
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
4. Kuta Art Market, Kuta
A tiny shopping complex beside the Kuta beach called ‘The Kuta Art Market’ sits amidst the chaos of everyday city life. From Balinese masks and hippie clothing to fridge magnets, this market is filled with all stuff quirky that’s sure to leave you content.
Location: You’ll find this market where Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza streets meet, adjacent to Kuta Sidewalk
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
5. Sukawati Art Market, Sukawati
Sukawati Art Market is well-known for a large variety of enticing art pieces at great bargain rates. Standing tall since the 80s, this market offers shops hemmed with colorful clothes and souvenirs in abundance. Before you give in to the temptation of picking up the first piece you lay your eyes on, survey the whole market so you pay the right price.
Tip: If you like a relatively quiet place for shopping hop across to the Guwang Art Maret – a 10 minute walk away from Sukawati.
Location: Suakwati Art Market is located along Jalan Raya Sukawati main road, 10 km south of Ubud.
Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM
6. Jalan Pantai Mengiat Shopping Street, Nusa Dua
A pleasant blend of art shops, small bars, and restaurants in the Jalan Pantai Mengiat village market give a refreshing change from branded and upscale stores. The sweet aroma of spa products revitalizes your senses as you go through reasonably priced souvenirs and clothes. To have food from ‘warung’(food stall) famed for their finger licking Balinese eats is recommended to spice up the visit.
Location: The street is located on Jalan Pantai Mengiat, approx 15 minutes away from Nusa Dua Beach.
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
7. Merta Nadi Art Market, Legian
Merta Nadi Art Market is sure to indulge every shopping whim of yours. The traditional Ikat and Batik and clothes attract visitors to pick one. Many restaurants and cafes in between are ideal pit spots during shopping. The most famous item here is ‘wayang’ (Shadow puppets). These are the mythological figures and a piece born from a blend of Indian and Indonesian cultures, you can select a grand one to adorn your home.
Location: Located on Jalan Melasti in Legian, it is at a 15-minute walking distance from Kuta Beach.
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM
8. Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
A pleasant stroll full of art shops, fashion boutiques, galleries, bars, and cafes can be enjoyed in Jalan Danau Tamblingan. This market place is only a few steps away from the central fresh market of Pasar Sindhu. Art and handicraft items of varying prices and quality engross your shopping. The availability of many dining spots can easily drop you by a shaded table for snacks during your shopping spree.
Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Timings: Suitable timing for a visit is after 10 AM.
9. Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
The Jalan Petitenget walking street traverses the north-western part of Seminyak. The street is named after an ancient beach temple. This street offers a variety of beach clubs, restaurants, bars, and fashion boutiques. There are different points of interest that you may encounter on your casual walks down this popular part of Seminyak.
Location: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia.
10. Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Kerobokan
Jalan Raya Kerobokan is Bali’s one of the most fascinating destinations that interconnect with side streets of Kerobokan area which are lined by long rows of roadside shops. This place is renowned for shops selling antiques, glassware, statues of various shapes and sizes.
Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali, Indonesia.
So sharpend your bargaining skills and put them to the test at these places for street shopping Bali!