Flip Globe | 3 Oktober 2023
Oleh : Rizqi Akbar
What place in Bali is perfect for going on a bargain-hunting spree while experiencing authentic island life up close? From souvenir hunting to local delicacies savoring, a local market in Bali lets you get lost in the hustle and bustle of the local spirit in a good way.
Those markets are the living proof of Balinese wealth – local art, rich culture, fresh produce from extensive farms and paddy fields, dynamic oceans, talented craftsmen, and artisans.
Yes, Bali has everything for you, including the day markets, Sunday markets, night markets, and other specialized local markets. Let’s check them out.
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Looking for something unique as keepsakes from Bali? These traditional markets popularly specialize in local artisan goods, handicrafts, carvings, paintings, ceramics, Balinese-style clothing, and the like.
In addition, satisfy the shopping appetite inside of you at the markets by searching for vintage fashion, jewelry, eco-friendly products, home furnishings, as well as secondhand goods.
Kuta Art Market is perfect for local souvenir shopping – Balinese t-shirts, sarongs, fabrics, sandals, surfboard-shaped magnets, etc.
Tired of hopping from one stall to another, take a rest at a line of cafes or restaurants available, or don’t miss the more vibrant atmosphere of the night market as well.
A popular shopping hub in a unique wooden design, Love Anchor is open only on weekends – Saturday and Sunday. Not only a fab market for fashion and jewelry, it also houses colorful restaurants and organic coffee.
Head to Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 56, Canggu, to visit this market.
You can find this multi-level art market at the heart of Denpasar, more precisely on Jalan Gajah Mada, standing alongside the Badung River.
Come by this market after visiting Puri Saren and get distinctive Balinese handicrafts you may not find elsewhere.
It is one of the biggest and most popular traditional markets in Bali for souvenirs and other artsy things. Hard to miss, this four-level building sits on Jalan Raya Sukawati, Sukawati.
Looking for more recommendations? Give it a try at the Flea Market Seminyak, Guwang Art Market, or La Brisa Sunday Market at Echo Beach (Canggu).
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By the day, you can visit the following traditional markets in Bali to get fresh, organic produce, ranging from fruits, vegetables, spices, and groceries to meats, fish, chicken, dairy products, and more.
Coming back at night, some of the markets turn into busy venues for the ultimate night culinary experience. Among top destinations for foodie lovers, a myriad of stalls serve travelers’ and locals’ favorites like nasi campur, satay, babi guling, lawar Bali, and other traditional and street foods.
Open daily, you can find this market at Dangin Puri Kangin, Jalan Sulawesi No. 1, Denpasar.
As the name implies, the market is open every Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. You can head to Jalan Padang Linjong No. 39, Echo Beach, Canggu.
A place to look for fresh fish supplies at value-for-money prices close to Jimbaran. The market location is on Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, Kedonganan, Jimbaran. It’s open every day.
The common local name for the night market is Pasar Senggol. One of the foodie enthusiasts’ favorites with hundreds of food stalls, this market is located close to Sindhu Beach, Sanur.
Another heaven for food hunting bucket list in Bali is nestled at Jalan Kebo Iwa No.2C, Gianyar.
A must-experience to add to your itinerary, visiting a local market in Bali is similar to treasure hunting worth every penny. You can find a little piece of bliss amidst the local hustle and bustle.
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