Bali is indeed very admired for its beauty and uniqueness. Until this island is always enlivened by many tourists, ranging from local tourists to foreign tourists. There are many tourist attractions that explain the natural beauty of Bali. Making tourists have many places to visit and spend their time there.
One of the arts that are still preserved today is the art of clothing and painting. These are usually targeted by tourists as souvenirs and Kuta Art Market in Denpasar, Bali, is one of the favorite shopping places for local and foreign tourists. There are about 60% of foreign tourists who come to this market, choosing various Balinese souvenirs. Merchants’ turnover reaches hundreds of thousands per day.
Uniqueness of Kuta Art Market
For those of you who are traveling to Bali, Kuta Art Market must be on your list of visits. Because in the market, every tourist can choose a variety of Balinese souvenirs, ranging from clothes with Balinese motifs, bed covers, sarongs, shorts, barong clothes, paintings, and other art goods. Foreign and domestic tourists will be seen passing by in this market starting at 11:00 am. The tourists are very enthusiastic about observing the various Balinese clothes sold in this market.
Generally, most buyers buy Balinese clothes made of rayon or thin cotton. Not only for souvenirs, these clothes are also worn by many tourists while on vacation in Bali. In addition, many also sell them in independent shops such as Surami and Bae Dowi shops.
Interesting Things to Do When Shopping at Kuta Art Market
Kuta Art Market is a market owned by the Kuta Traditional Village and was first built in 1975. The management of this traditional market is also under the control of the village. Mudani is just continuing his parents’ business. The items he sells are almost the same as Surami’s. The selling prices are also not far apart.
Many of the buyers at Surami’s shop are celebrities from the capital city. The market is adjacent to several modern shopping centers, such as Matahari Kuta Square. Surami sells a wide range of Balinese clothing, such as T-shirts, pants, sarongs, and hats that say “Bali”. The range of products is priced from Rp. 20,000 to hundreds of thousands. It can even be cheaper, depending on bargaining, which is why most tourists prefer to shop at this market because bargaining can be done, while in shopping centers the price is fixed.
But it’s different with Bae Dowi. Most of the booth’s customers are domestic tourists. The ratio is 60% local tourists and 40% foreign tourists. “Most foreign tourists just look around and don’t buy,” he says.
Singosari, Kuta Village, Badung Regency.
Kuta Art Market is located in a tourist destination, various facilities are available here, including a parking area, stalls selling food and drinks, good hotels, mini markets and others. Kuta Art Market is only a few meters away from Kuta beach. The Art Market is quite large and has long rows of stalls and takes approximately 20 minutes to cover the 12 km distance from Denpasar City if using a motorized vehicle.
Kuta Art Market is open from 7am to 8pm.