Bali Island Articles


Treasure island
Religion in Bali
Bali a Shopper's Paradise
Bali's Beaches
Bali Destinations
Boutique Hotels in Bali
Candidasa Bali's Eastern Hub
How to pick the airline to fly to Bali ?
Understanding the Language of the
Nightlife in Bali
Sukawati Art Market
Sunset Dinner at Jimbaran Beach
The Art of Tropical Living
The Ulundanu Temple of Bedugul
A weekend at Pita Maha



Sukawati Art Market

Spending a nice holiday on the island of Paradise is full of
endless experience. This tiny island has so many treasures and
challenging adventure to explore. See the unique rice terraces
in Tegalalang or Jatiluwih with its serenity and beauty on the
rice fields. Or follow and inhale fresh air along the rapid on
the river with a wide choice of different rapid. Another
activity you will enjoy is an original "shopping adventure"
to hunt souvenirs and the like in the art market. 

One of art markets that are already popular among visitors is
Sukawati art market. Sukawati road-facing market located in
the Gianyar Regency has a strategic position as it is passed
through during the tour to some destinations to the east.
Sukawati art market is close to the village of Celuk, the
center of gold & silversmiths. You can drop in after watching
barong and kris dance performance in the morning. It can be
accessed through bemo transport, tour bus or taxi.

It is just like a myriad of art shops that offers wide range
of products. Simply one stop-shopping. Many items sold in Kuta
or other areas originate from here and are considerably
cheaper if bought here. One outlet may provide more than one
item, like garments, souvenirs, paintings (unframed),
basketry, colorful kites and so on.

Buying giveaways to commemorate the holiday has to be a must.
So take advantage the holiday time to find out something
memorable on the art market of Sukawati. This market is very
unique as it is already open in the early morning and visited
by both domestic and foreign visitors. It is very close to
other destinations in the Gianyar Regency.

A good place to explore the shopping experience in a natural
way, get in touch with common people and see how the locals go
about the art of negotiation. Yes, shopping is also an art of
experience. On the one hand, you may enjoy many kinds of art
products all in one spot. It reflects the diversity of local
art and crafts and the creativity of its people.

You will get a new experience in the 'art of buying'. You must
bargain the price eventhough the vendor offers you a "morning
price." Meaning especially low, to start off the trading day
with a few sales already and make the day a successful one.

It does not mean you have to accept it as it is, it's
not a fixed price. If you are good at bargaining you will get
the best price you can afford and the vendor keeps "smiling
and thanking you". If they don't smile anymore, you know his
cost is higher than your offer. Good at bargaining is a bit
more than insisting on a price. You need to provide a logical
reason why your offer is so low and still should be accepted.


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