Bali is full of colorful markets and bazaars. Whether it’s textiles, art, jewelry or even food, there are several scattered across the island that will suit all budgets. Shop for art at Sukawati Art Market, Ubud Art Market, and Pasaran Art Market at Hubud. Snap up finds at Samadi Sunday’s Farmers Market, Love Anchor Weekend Bazaar, and Old Man’s Market in Canggu, or explore further afield! Here are the best bazaars and markets in Bali.
Located approximately 20km northeast of the main tourism hubs of Kuta and Denpasar Sukawati Art Market, referred to locally as 'Pasar Seni Sukawati', is Bali’s most distinguished and long-standing art market. It is where visitors can purchase Balinese art items such as paintings and sculpted wooden figures, handicrafts, sarongs and traditional handmade products. The prices offered at the Sukawati Art Market are widely considered by the locals to be cheaper than other similar markets on the island.
Sukawati Art Market, Jl. Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali Indonesia
A holiday in Bali always calls for some shopping for souvenirs or memorabilia of the trip, and the best place to make the search would be the Ubud Art Market. The Ubud market offers not only exemplary Balinese items, but also rather a universal and international assortment, catering to visitors of all tastes. The items found here also tend to be of a higher artistic value compared to other art markets such as Kuta.
Ubud Art Market, Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
With fresh off the veggie patch asparagus, tomatoes, and strawberries from Bedugul, the independent farmers are every Sunday morning from 9am at Samadi. Homemade jams, baked goods, organic eggs, chicken and goat’s milk are also available at the market. Get there early to grab some great products!
Samadi Sunday Farmer’s Market, 39 Jalan Padang Linjong (Echo Beach), Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 812 3831 2505
On one Saturday of each month, one of Canggu’s most favorite place at Batu Bolong beach, transforms into a market. Whatever you fancy, you’ll find it at the Old Man’s Market. We absolutely love the Kevala Ceramics stall, Bali’s original fine-pottery studio that collaborates with Australian designers and sell-off samples and leftovers. You will not manage to go past without buying something out of their colorful collections!
Old Man’s Market, Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 346 9159
Get your shopping bags ready and head to Love Anchor Weekend Bazaar in Canggu, for some great deals! Clothing, jewelry, organic products and local products are to be found as well as amazing food and drinks!
Love Anchor Weekend Bazaar, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No 56 C, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia, +62 853 3399 9917, www.loveanchorcanggu.com
This is a “stray” event that is really going places. Organized by local Balinese artists, this market is the most original of the lot: it’s the free spirit of Yogyakarta (the artistic capital of Indonesia) that reins in Bali. Crafts and more crafts, all beautifully displayed by the creators themselves who are always open to a friendly talk. Paradise for the kids, as there is so much to do. Checkout Hubud’s website for the next market!
Pasar- Pasaran Art Market at Hubud, Jalan Monkey Forest No.88X, Gianyar, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 97 8073, www.hubud.org