Best Shopping Markets in Bali

Best Shopping Markets in Bali
Author : admin
Date : 02 Jan 2023
Categories: Bali Travel Guide

While planning your itinerary for Bali, do not forget to add a day or two for shopping. Bali has some of the most legendary shopping markets in the world. From handicrafts to mouth-watering food, the best shopping markets in Bali have everything under the Sun and more.

Most of the best shopping markets in Bali stay open between 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening so ensure that you make it to the stalls between that time. One skill that you should learn as a tourist is bargaining. Most of the markets sell their stuff at cheap rates if you know how to bargain. Learning a few Balinese words can also take you a long way.

Here are some of the best shopping markets in Bali:

1. Kuta Art Market: The Kuta Art market screams Bali in every one of its corners. If you have a large circle of friends and family to return back to from Bali, this is one of the best shopping markets in Bali where you can buy the prettiest souvenirs starting from keychains and totes to kitschy clothes. Of course, there are lots and lots of stalls with polychromatic beachwear, sarongs, T-shirts, and beach sandals to choose from. And don’t worry, if you are good at bargaining, you can buy most of the items are a low price. If you do not enjoy shopping, you can always try the many street food stalls to whet your appetite.

2. Ubud Art Market: Another beautiful souvenir market in Bali, the Ubud Art market is a shopper’s paradise. It has a plethora of vibrant tourist gifts like scarves, T-shirts, Boho skirts, dresses, hats, etc. The Ubud market opens at 8 in the morning, although the tourist rush does not start until 10 A.M. The best thing about the Ubud market is that most of the items available here are made in the neighboring villages like Peliatan and Payangan, making it one of the top shopping markets in Bali. Need another proof of its popularity? The Ubud Art market featured as one of the backdrops of the Hollywood movie, Eat Pray and Love.

3. Badung Market: The Badung market is known for its traditional Balinese items. You’ll find many wooden carvings and clothes with traditional batik designs in the Badung market. Badung also serves as a vegetable and fruit market for the local residents of Denpasar. If you have a passion for exploring local and indigenous food, Badung market is one of the best shopping markets in Bali for you. Since it is a vegetable market also, Badung market opens early in the morning around 5 A.M, and closes around 5 in the evening.

4. Sukawati Art Market: Located in Gianyar, which is 20 km from Kuta, Sukawati Art market is packed with shoppers throughout the year. You can buy small souvenirs like key chains and fridge magnets from this place but, more than that, the Sukawati Art market is known for its wall art and leather bags that are lined up in every stall. It is indeed one of the best markets in Bali. You will also find many local jewelleries like bracelets and earrings in the Sukawati market.

5. Kumbasari Art Market: The Kumbasari Art market is the best place to visit for an art lover. It is well-known as one of the oldest and best shopping markets in Bali. There are many stalls that sell paintings and varied decorative items. Frankly, you might want to buy the entire market if only you could fit everything in an airplane! There are over 1000 stalls in Kumbasari that sell myriad items. There are also many food stalls in the markets where you can enjoy delicious local food. The market opens at around 8 A.M. and closes at 5 P.M.

6. Bedugul Market: Bedugul is one of the most famous fruits and vegetable markets located in central Bali near Denpasar. If you want, you can explore a wide variety of farm fresh produce in Bali’s Bedugul market, especially, fruit like mangosteen, strawberries, and local bananas. If you do not want to buy common souvenirs for your friends and family, you can, perhaps, get a small basket of fruit on your last day in Bali. Of course, Bedugul has various other stalls that sell a variety of decorative and beachwear items.

7. Tegallalang Market: While Tegallalang is famous for its rice paddy fields, the place is also known to be home to one of the best markets in Bali. Many consider Tegallalang to be a cheaper alternative to big markets like Ubud Art market or Kuta Art market, but in reality, it is much more than that and is definitely one of the best shopping markets in Bali. The Tegallalang market is actually a handicraft and furniture market. Many furniture sellers in the market are also exporters who ship items outside of Bali.

8. Sanur Night Market: The markets in Bali are not just for souvenir shoppers of the day. Prepare to have your taste buds assaulted in one of the top markets in Bali for street food with numerous stalls selling a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies, the Sanur market, also known as Sindhu market, lights up at the night. The market is frequented by many locals, so the food sold here is also authentic and loved by the locals. The food here is also affordable compared to many high-end restaurants in Bali.

9. Seminyak Flea Market: With many expensive restaurants and hotels surrounding it, the Seminyak flea market is actually one of the fancy markets in Bali. Do not fret if you forgot to carry your swimsuit to Bali; you can find a range of beachwear in this market including sarongs, bikinis, beach sandals, bags, etc. The Seminyak market is especially famous for its leather bags and accessories. Of course, you can also try great food in the Seminyak market. If you do not want to risk an upset stomach from the street food, you can try one of the fancier eateries surrounding the market.

10. Garlic lane Market: No, the name of this market is not Garlic Lane because you can buy lots of exotic garlic here; the name actually comes from a restaurant of the same name that is located in the market. Although one of the best shopping markets in Bali, Garlic Lane is a smaller market compared to other markets like Ubud or Seminyak. It is also one of the markets that are less visited by tourists, so you can shop your heart’s content here without forcing yourself through a crowd. This market is open between 8 A.M to 9 P.M.


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