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Kuta Art Market in Bali

Kuta Art Market in Bali

About Kuta Art Market

Indonesia’s the kind of place that you need to come with a half-empty suitcase. With a rich tradition in woodwork and batik, you can tick off your souvenir shopping in one fell swoop at this market. Statuettes of deities, hand-woven wicker baskets and miniature wooden surfboards all vie for a place in your homeward luggage. Just make sure your haggling skills are up to it!

Kuta Art Market serves as a shopping oasis as it is located out of sight from the traffic and sidelined by the many modern shops in its adjacent boulevards. It’s perfect for visitors who do not have much time to hunt for souvenirs in the island’s other more established art markets, however prices can be higher.

Nearly all of the items sold here are similar to the goods that dominate the art markets of Ubud and Sukawati. The items are mostly sourced from the same cottage industries and suppliers in Gianyar, as well as local craftsmen in Kuta and the surrounding areas. Bargaining skills will play an important role on your shopping here.

When bargaining at the Kuta Art Market, rule of thumb is to act polite and friendly with shopkeepers as it is sort of a game, and you can actually make new friends from these 'soft battles’. Make sure you check the quantity and quality of each of your items before paying the negotiated price.

The art market is surrounded by various beachside food stalls selling cold drinks and restaurants selling cuisines at various price ranges. Most of the restaurants are located across the Jalan Kartika Plaza, along the Kuta sidewalk, southward from the art market. Always try to have small Rupiah change on hand.

There are several money changers around the Kuta Art Market, however using them can be a tricky, if not daunting, affair. Use only authorised money changers or a bank. You can also change your money at your hotel, although at normally higher rates. The small, unauthorised street booths, despite being labelled as ‘authorised’ should be last resort. If you must, always re-count your money twice in front of the dealer and ask for any missing banknotes.

Kuta Art Market

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
  • Location: Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta
  • How to get there: Where Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza streets meet. An easy stroll along the beachside footpath 15m south from the Balawista lifeguard watchtower on Kuta Beach.

 

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Accommodation and Hotels near Kuta Art Market

Alaya Resort Kuta - Score 9.2 from $70 | Bintang Kuta Bali - Score 8.8 from $47 | Kuta Paradiso Hotel - Score 8.4 from $83 | Kuta Beach Club - Score 8.6 from $45 | Bali Dynasty Resort - Score 8.4 from $144 | Ramada Bintang Bali Resort - Score 8.0 from $124 | Kuta Station Hotel & Spa - Score 8.0 from $28 | Grand Inna Kuta - Score 8.2 Rate from $ 85 Jl. Pantai Kuta No.1 | Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort - Score 8.6 Rate from $ 90 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Ramayana Resort and Spa - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 75 Jl. Bakung Sari | Bali Garden Beach Resort - Score 8.4 Rate from $ 85 Jl. Kartika Plaza | Kuta Seaview Boutique Resorts - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 95 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Rama Beach Resort and Villas - Score 8.6 Rate from $ 80 Jl. Jenggala | Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Score 9.2 Rate from $ 90 Jl. | Bali Rani Hotel - Score 8.0 Rate from $60 Jl. Kartika Plaza | Grand Istana Rama Hotel - Score 8.0 Rate from $ 40 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 175 Jl. Kartika Plaza | The Rani Hotel & Spa - Score 8.2 Rate from $ 45 Jl. Kartika Plaza

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Other landmarks near Kuta Art Market

Kuta Beach  - Landmarks

This beach has seen sea changes aplenty. In the 1970s, its gnarly breaks and remote setting made it a favourite with surfers and nudists. With the rising tide of tourism, it became a front-line Kuta landmark. These days you’ll see roving masseuses, hair braiders and vendors of knick-knacks. Head down early for some peace and quiet, or kick back with a cool beer at sunset. Address : Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali 80361

Waterbom Bali - Attractions

This water park is the coolest place to cool off. It’s a technicolour tangle of slides that combines water and gravity for maximum exhilaration. Dash to the bottom on Twin Racers and snake through the treetops on Green Vipers. Adrenaline junkies should take on Climax, where an agonising wait in a chamber is followed by a 16-metre fall through a trap door and an epic splash! Address : Jalan Kartika Plaza, PO BOX 1055, Tuban,Kuta - Bali 80361. Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-18:00. Check website for details.

Hard Rock Cafe - Popular Areas

Rock on! This music-themed restaurant hits all the right notes. The Hard Rock’s walls are covered with posters of long-maned music greats, and the strains of rock ‘n’ roll classics get diners’ feet a-tappin’. Dream of Dixie as you snaffle a juicy burger from the American-style menu. Then pick up a branded T-shirt from the merchandise shop on the way out! Address : Jalan Pantai Kuta - Banjar Pande Mas Kuta - Denpasar 80361 Bali. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30-01:00, Friday-Saturday 11:30-02:00. Check website for details.

Kuta Square - Shopping Areas  |  Made's Warung Kuta - Landmarks  |  Joger Souvenir & Apparel - Shopping Areas  |  Discovery Shopping Mall - Shopping Areas  |  Beachwalk Shopping Malls  - Shopping Areas  |  Bali Mall Galleria - Shopping Area

 

In and Around near Kuta Art Market

Cities :

Canggu (52)  Denpasar (26)  Jembrana (2)  Jimbaran (56)  Karangasem (19)  Klungkung (13)  Kuta (165)  Legian (50)  Nusa Dua (79)  Nusa Lembongan (23)  Sanur (63)  Seminyak (214)  Singaraja (20)  Tabanan (20)  Ubud (117)  Uluwatu (60)  |

Airport :

Ngurah Rai International Airport

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Place of Interest :

Waterbom Bali Uluwatu Temple  |  Kuta Beach  |  Sanur Beach  |  Garuda Wisnu Kencana  |  Geger Beach  |  Nusa Dua Beach  |  Hard Rock Cafe  |  Kuta Art Market  |  Seminyak Beach  |  Bali Mall Galleria  |  Discovery Shopping Mall  | Kuta Center  |  Kuta Square  |  Bali International Convention Centre (BICC)  |  Surya Husada Hospital Denpasar  |  Kasih Ibu Hospital Denpasar  |  Sangla Public Hospital  |  BIMC  |  Benoa Harbour  |  Tuban Beach  |  Dewa Ruci Roundabout  |  Legian Beach  |  Double Six Beach  |  Ku De Ta  |  Pasifika Museum  |  Bali Collection  | Serangan Turtle Island  |

 

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