Shopping in Bali can get interesting when you visit some of the many art markets which sell handicrafts and artwork by local craftsmen. What’s amazing about these markets is that they sell everything at bargain prices. Typically, the art markets are arranged in a semi-open air complex while some are inside buildings. If you are serious about buying something here, then you need to hone your bargaining skills. But even if you don’t really want to buy anything, you will surely learn quite a bit about the local art and craft scene. The most famous one is Ubud Art Market and it is one of Ubud’s landmarks. Here, you can find several handmade items such as bags, shirts, silk scarves, baskets and other charming things. The Sukawati Art Market in Ubud is known as the mother of art markets where you can find paintings and sculptures while the Guwang Art Market has several art shops and mini galleries.
Irrespective of what you’re looking for, you will surely come back to your hotel laden with some purchase or the other because shopping in Bali is fun and doesn’t cost too much. Most people don’t consider Bali as a shopping destination but buying something local and handmade is like taking back a part of Bali with you. Do remember to check the SOTC website for some great offers and deals on Bali tour packages