Markets

Ubud Area Markets

Ubud Market
Located on Jl. Raya Ubud, the Ubud Market has kept much of its traditional charm, with squatting Balinese sellers haggling loudly among spices and vegetables. The market also sells handicrafts which are primarily made in the neighbouring villages of Mas and Tegalalang. Early morning is a great time to visit as this is when the locals do much of their shopping.

Sukawati Art Market
Sukawati Art Market is located on Jl. Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, across the Sukawati Traditional Market. Set in a new two-store building, the art market sells a wide variety of merchandise, ranging from statues to dance costumes, all at reasonable prices. A large variety of woven baskets can be found here, along with Balinese ceremonial items made from colorful prada (gold painted cloth).

Batubulan Market
Batubulan Market, situated at the border of Denpasar and Gianyar, is the home of stone sculptures. You will find various kinds of styles here, from traditional to modern and small to large. Traditionally, stone sculptures carved from soft volcanic rock (paras) were used to decorate temples and palaces but recently they are sold for export as well. The craftsmen can make practically anything you request from small to large sculptures.

Beyond Ubud Markets

Galiran Market, Klungkung, East Bali
Galiran Market, Klungkung is known as the central market of Eastern Bali because of its agricultural commodities from Karangasem, Bangli and Gianyar. The most crowded market day falls every three days on pasha (a three-day week based on the Balinese calendar).

In 1994, the market area was extended to 3 hectares which consists of 14 building blocks each selling different goods. In addition to food, drinks and products for East Bali residents, it also is a great place for visitors to browse for handicrafts, artwork, traditional fabrics and much more at reasonable prices if you are willing to haggle.

Candi Kuning Market, Bedugal
This market is a favorite stop on day trips to the north of Ubud. With its cooler climate it features super fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, and exotic flowers as delicate orchids and roses to create an intoxicating array of wonderful colors. Spices include nutmeg, pepper, paprika and turmeric. Seasonal fruit includes jeruk Bali (pomelo), durian, strawberries and rambutan.

Kuta Art Market
Situated close to Kuta Beach on Jl. Bakung Sair, the Kuta Art Market has a large number of shops selling a wide variety of merchandise including sarongs, clothes, shoes, jewelry, handicrafts, leather goods and furniture. You can find some good pieces and reasonable prices if you shop carefully and exert strong bargaining techniques.

Sanur Art Market
Located on Jl. Danau Tamblingan, the Sanur Art Market has a  relaxed atmosphere and is less crowded than Kuta. This art market has an interesting variety of shops selling a wide range of merchandises such as sarongs, woodcarvings and other handicrafts. It is also surrounded by lots of local style restaurants.

Kumbasari Market, Denpasar
Kumbasari Market is located on Jl. Gajah Mada near the Badung River. This traditional, non-air-conditioned market offers an interesting overview of an Indonesian market. In the basement, you will find the traditional market with loads of traditional kitchen crafts made from woven bamboo. The second floor provides spices and dried goods, as well as a wide variety of Balinese printed batik, Balinese and Javanese hand-woven textiles and various batik textiles at reasonable prices. Household wares and clothing can be found on the third floor.

Badung Market, Denpasar
This 24 hour traditional market is located on Jl. Gaja Mada across from the Kumbasari Market, yet separated by the Badung River. This largest and oldest market in Bali, it provides such local needs as meats, fish, vegetables, tropical and subtropical fruits, groceries, spices, clothes, textiles, and much more. Apart from consumables, one can also find betel leaves which are used in Balinese Hindu prayers, as well as fabrics and household supplies. Although it is rather unclean, this tent market attracts many local shoppers and wholesalers for its completeness and competitive prices. The peak hour is the afternoon when the big transaction occurs.

Pasar Burung (Bird Market), Denpasar
Pasar Burung (Bird Market) is located on Jl. Pramuka.  This colorful and noisy market provides a wide range of birds and other such small animals such as monkeys, squirrels, small wild cats and other unidentifiable animals from the heart of the dark jungles of Indonesia.

Sanglah Market, Denpasar
Sanglah market is located in south Denpasar area, about 2,5km from the city center. Like other traditional markets in Denpasar, this market offers commodities for daily needs. Although it is open the whole day, the busy activities are only in the morning around 6 am.

Satria Market, Denpasar
Satria market is located at the north side of Gajah Mada Street, in the corner of Nukala Street and Veteran Street. This market sells art crafts such as wooden handicrafts, paintings, and other handicrafts on the second level, and daily commodities on the ground level.

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