Bali, while known for its laid-back atmosphere, aquamarine waters and stunning white beaches, spectacular sunsets, delicious food, fascinating culture, and breathtaking scenery; which makes it a top tourist destination and Indonesia’s most famous island, also happens to be a legendary shopping spot. Offering a wide range of shopping options, from bustling open-air markets to lively modern shopping centers, Bali caters to all kinds of shoppers. Whether you’re looking to buy renowned designer brands, or to get your hands on a unique traditional souvenir, shopping in Bali will not disappoint!
Located near the iconic Dewa Ruci Statue, Mal Bali Galeria is one of the biggest shopping centers in Kuta. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, this mall houses a wide range of stores catering to the needs of all kinds of shoppers. Mal Bali Galeria features a variety of clothing stores, accessory stores, souvenir shops, bookshops, a good selection of restaurants, and even a cinema complex.
Beachwalk is another popular shopping center in Kuta. Like Mal Bali Galeria, Beachwalk is also home to a fantastic selection of stores; international and local, that appeal to all sorts of shoppers and offer a variety of entertainment options for visitors of all ages. With its unique design and open concept, the Beachwalk Shopping Center is quite different from a typical mall and offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
Visiting the Sukawati Art Market, or 'Pasar Seni Sukawati', on Jalan Raya Sukawati in Gianyar, is a great way for tourists to learn more about Balinese culture, and is thus on almost every visitors’ itinerary. The Sukawati Art Market is one of the most popular art markets in Bali and is also the biggest of its kind on the island. Spread across two floors, the Sukawati Art Market is home to stores selling everything from Balinese handicrafts to paintings, wooden sculptures, traditional clothes, and traditional woven textiles. If you’re looking for distinctive souvenirs to take back home, the Sukawati Art Market is a must-visit. And don’t forget, like at most other markets in Indonesia; bargaining is a must!
The Ubud Art Market, or ‘Pasar Seni Ubud', is another of Bali’s must-visit markets. Located opposite the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace, the Ubud Art Market is also known for the Balinese handicrafts and souvenirs it offers. Woven goods such as bags, colorful silk scarves, and clothing items like sarongs can be found throughout. Also found here are goods that are not unique to the area, or Indonesia, thus making the art market the perfect spot for tourists of all tastes. Again, while here, remember to bargain, bargain, bargain!
Bali’s Tegallalang Handicraft Centre is another famous spot on the island. Housing numerous art shops which feature an assortment of carved figurines, furniture, jewelry, ornaments, Balinese curios, and so much more, the Tegallalang Handicraft Centre is a stop that every tourist must make when exploring Bali.
Other shopping malls, markets, shopping streets, and shopping villages in Bali that must be visited include; Kuta Square, the Discovery Shopping Mall, Bali Collection – a high-end department store, the village of Celuk, and Jenggala.
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