It feels incomplete if you go on a vacation but haven't bought souvenirs from the region. Especially if you travel to Bali. Do you know that there’s a special market that sells souvenirs typical of Bali? Maybe for some people, this market is already familiar. It's called Sukawati Art Market.
Sukawati Art Market. What's in There?
The Sukawati Art Market has been famous since the 1980s. Not only famous in the country but also abroad. This market is a favorite for tourists who come to Bali to shop various kinds of souvenirs typical of Bali. So no wonder there are many tourist buses that you can see in the parking lot. Sukawati Art Market is located on Jalan Raya Sukawati, Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency. Exactly 20 km from Denpasar, which takes about one hour. You can shop at Sukawati Market from 08:00 WITA until 18:00 WITA.
This market is famous for selling a variety of Balinese souvenirs that cannot be separated from elements of art such as sculptures, carvings, paintings by famous maestros such as Blanco, Arie Smit, Bonet, and Han Snel. Not only that, but Kamasan's famous paintings in Bali can also be found here. For those of you who like knick-knacks, there are many beautiful handmade accessories, Balinese sarong, clothing, snacks, spa equipment, to Hindu ceremony equipment at the market. You can buy these items as a memento for you or as a souvenir for friends and family. This market is also a favorite of tourists because the price of goods sold is fairly cheap.
Each stall in Sukawati Art Market usually sets a different price for the merchandise. Before deciding to buy one item, you should first surround the other stalls to compare prices. If the price is too high, you can bargain. If you want it cheaper, you can come in the morning. First buyers usually get very cheap prices, because the sellers believe that the first buyer usually brings fortune.
Sukawati Art Market is quite extensive. So you can spend around 2.5 hours there. It is recommended to bring your own drinks so you stay hydrated. In addition, because the market is often crowded with people you should still be careful with your luggage. And remember to control yourself while shopping!