The Island of Gods houses a truly fascinating culture that has become one of the most sought-after charms for worldwide travelers. You can experience Balinese culture in many ways here. Villages providing a glimpse into daily traditional Balinese life can be found throughout the island. Beautiful temples are often seen standing gracefully to your left and right. Various museums and art galleries offer an introduction to Balinese culture. Another way you can experience Balinese culture is by buying their arts. Since artistry is something that is highly cherished in Balinese culture, many locals are proficient in making certain kinds of handicrafts. Looking for the best place to hunt Balinese for arts? Just take a look at these 5 must-visit art markets in Bali!
At one of the most popular beach destinations in the world known for its surfing and sunbathing spot, you can find a market that sells a myriad of authentic Balinese handicrafts. Located only a few walks from Segara Beach, Kuta Art Market is a perfect spot for those who are looking to do a shopping spree after spending a fun time under the sun. A wide array of souvenirs such as t-shirts, sandals, keychains, fridge magnets, sarongs, as well as gorgeous paintings made by skilled local artists, are available for you to be brought back home.
Seeking to shop at a good art market in the middle of the city? Check out Kumbasari Art Market! As one of the largest art markets in Denpasar, Kumbasari Art Market has become a well-known landmark of the city. Situated across the Badung River, this sprawling market sells countless handicrafts sourced from various painters and craftsmen across the island. Souvenirs ranging from keychains to silver sculptures can be found here. What’s better, if you stay at the market until the sun goes down, you will encounter numerous food stalls selling scrumptious local delicacies too!
Another art market in Denpasar you should also check out can be found in Badung Market. Located not too far from Kumbasari Art Market, Badung Market is also the largest traditional market in Denpasar. The market has been established as the city’s main source of daily needs, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, spices, and even traditional or religious ceremonial equipment. Stalls providing a great selection of authentic handicrafts can also be found within Badung Market. Unlike many markets around the city, this longstanding market offers non-cash payments! What’s more interesting is 18 wi-fi spots can also be used while you’re shopping around here!
Are you planning to stay in Ubud and explore the plenty of wonders that exist throughout the area? Make sure you don’t miss out on Sukawati Art Market! Located in the Sukawati district, this legendary art market has been renowned for its huge selection of high-quality yet affordable Balinese souvenirs. As you set your foot at Sukawati Art Market, you will immediately be greeted by the sight of colorful paintings hanging side by side and stacks of various wooden handicrafts. On each level , you can find all kinds of clothes or Balinese traditional textiles. In the back section of the market, you can also find a wide range of oils and aromatherapy that are guaranteed to soothe your mind.
Standing only a few distances from Sukawati Art Market, Guwang Sukawati Art Market is another place worth looking out for, especially if you find Sukawati Art Market way too crowded for you at the time. Guwang Sukawati Art Market also offers great choices of handicrafts, which quality and price, that match the ones you can find at Sukawati Art Market. Handicrafts such as woodcrafts, paintings, necklaces, bracelets, hats, as well as textiles of various colors and motifs can be found around the market’s three main blocks.
Are you ready to have a long and exciting shopping experience at the best art markets in Bali? Do also take a look at several amazing activities you can do on the island besides shopping, as well as unique resorts to consider for your accommodation here! When you’ve arrived, remember to always keep the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) protocols in mind. Wear your mask in public spaces, keep your distance from others, and wash your hands as frequently as possible. Make sure you also follow our accounts on Instagram @wonderfulindonesia, Twitter @wondefulid, Facebook @WonderfulIndonesia, TikTok @wonderfulid and Youtube Wonderful Indonesia to discover some of the most sensational Bali trip ideas and more phenomenal destinations.
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