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The best markets to visit in Bali

Bali has a bountiful selection of magnificent markets that you can find scattered effervescently throughout busy towns and vivacious villages. They’re not only places where you can pick out a fantastic bargain, buy traditional souvenirs, or fresh produce — they also provide a chance to experience the friendly and eclectic local culture.

The markets in Bali are some of the best places to experience the daily life of the local Balinese. Discover leather-bound shoes and rattan hat stalls, the beautiful colours of locally made clothing, and wonderfully crafted jewellery underneath patterned canopies.

There are day markets, night markets, Sunday markets, markets that specialise in clothes, food, ceramics, and carvings — a plentiful concoction of local culture to burn a hole in your pocket.

Seminyak markets

This exclusive holiday destination reveals a shopper’s paradise. Ideal if you’re after footwear or clothes, but offering a range of different goods, from handmade models to fresh fruit, the shopping options in Seminyak are plentiful.

Discover the white tops and rickety stalls of The Flea Market (or Kayu Aya Square Market) to find an array of locally made wallets, bracelets, necklaces, and bags. There are shelves of Adidas and Nike shoes as well as incredible works of art that you’ll wish you had room in your suitcase for. Once you’ve completed your clean sweep of the vast corridors of vendors, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes ready to take your order.

If fresh fruit and vegetables are what you’re after, then just a short walk away lies Taman Sari Market. Largely housed within a tin-roofed building, you’ll find a magical mix of exotic fresh fruit like Durians, Mangosteens, Snakeskin Fruit, Rambutan, Boni, and Soursops. Of course, you can still buy bananas and oranges if you’re feeling slightly less adventurous.

Opening times

  • The Flea Market — 8am – 7pm daily 
  • Taman Sari Market — 5am – 12am daily

Kuta markets

Just to the north of Ngurah Rai International Airport lies central Kuta. Day or night, rain or shine, this busy town centre features an abundance of shopping options, from street-style kiosks to high-end brands.

At the heart of this extravaganza lies Legian Street and its bubbling melting pot of all things Balinese. A plethora of shops sell a variety of local merchandise and souvenirs throughout the day, while restaurants and cafes and line the unevenly cobbled laneway and keep this vibrant hub bustling until late.

Nearby lies the beachside shopping complex of Kuta Art Market where you’ll find a wide range of typical Bali souvenirs such as fridge magnets, keychains, beer holders, sandals, Bali print T-shirts, colourful sarongs and fabrics. There is also a scattering of international brands selling mostly beachwear and tropical-themed clothing like Quiksilver, Billabong, and Rip Curl.

Remember, outside the branded stores, try to drive a hard bargain as the local shop owners will usually attempt to make the most out of their goods.

Opening times

  • Kuta Art Market — 8am – 10pm daily

Canggu weekend markets 

The Love Anchor Market is the stand-out shopping destination in Canggu. This beautiful open-air tropical space comprises a concoction of different people seeking fresh and authentic experiences, with curated international brands effortlessly mixing with a local bazaar. On the weekend this market nearly doubles in size to give visitors an even more elevated shopping adventure.

Every Sunday there’s a gathering of local organic farmers and artisans at the vibrant Samadi Sunday Market. Along with music, good food and fresh produce, this locale is all about community with organic farmers coming together in support of one another. Experience delectable, chemical-free, healthy and fresh produce every weekend within a place that says no to GMO and pesticides.

Opening times

  • Love Anchor Market — 9am – 9pm daily
  • Samadi Sunday Market — 9am – 2pm Sundays 

The Art Market in Kumbasari

One of Denpasar’s central landmarks the Kumbasari Art Market is also one of the city’s main sources of arts and handicrafts. Having opened its doors in the 1970s, the four levels are home to over 200 kiosks and over 1,000 stalls.

In the morning, Kumbasari takes on a traditional market scene — somewhat chaotic but catering to the daily needs of locals for fresh produce and groceries. By noon, as the early frenzy subsides, most of the art stalls will have already opened and it becomes more tourist-friendly. By night, some parts of the market open up with food stalls, making it a good spot for enjoying a local and authentic Balinese dinner.

Explore the narrow and busy corridors and feast your eyes on an array of art pieces, silverware, mini sculptures, Balinese batiks, paintings and more. The locals also use this market to source their daily household necessities and religious items, such as parasols, temple attire, incense, flower offerings, and silver holy water vessels. 

Opening times

  • Kumbasari Art Market  — 8am – 5pm daily

*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, opening times and closures are subject to government guidelines.

The best markets to visit in Bali

Bali has a bountiful selection of magnificent markets that you can find scattered effervescently throughout busy towns and vivacious villages. The best Bali markets to visit are: The Seminyak Markets, The Art Market in Kumbarasi, Canggu Weekend Markets and Kuta Markets.

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