Bali: Shopping at Sukawati

Hi, people!

In our last post, we talked about the day we arrived in Kuta and visited Tanah Lot. The next day, we had quite a long day, but we started with going to Pasar Sukawati (Sukawati Art Market).

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Sukawati Art Market is a market that sells artsy stuff, handicraft, and souvenirs from Bali made by the local people. The price of the things they sell here is usually cheaper than the prices downtown or in tourist spots, especially if you’re good at bargaining. The bargaining skill will come in handy, so prepare yourself!

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The market is located at Jalan Raya Sukawati, Gianyar, which is approximately a one-hour drive from Kuta. We recommend that you come as early as possible, as the majority of sellers believe in the first-buyer luck (basically, a first buyer at their store will help ease and increase their earnings that day). So, to get a first buyer, they would give prices lower than usual (as long as it’s logical).

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While walking around, look for traditional Balinese architecture on temples around and between the shops. They are very much interesting and pretty ❤

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Also, we recommend you to have a sharp eye and pay attention to the stuff they sell. You might find gems beneath the pile of high quality things they sell. I, myself, bought a small place for rings made of solid local wood, and it cost me Rp 10.000,00 (less than a dollar).

Happy shopping! 🙂

san

Sukawati Art Market
Jalan Raya Sukawati,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80582, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 6am – 6pm local time

Shopping tips: Bargain! Bargain! Bargain! From Fi’s personal experience, start from 50% lower when you bargain and most importantly, come as early as possible just like mentioned. Be the first buyer of the day to get discounted price 🙂

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