Shopping in Bali – Souvenirs to buy
While in Bali, you may wonder what to buy for your friends and family back home, or perhaps you want to buy something for yourself to remember your trip by. Luckily there are plenty of places to shop!
From traditional shopping malls to authentic Balinese gifts and snacks, there’s no shortage of options.
Sukawati Art Market, Gianyar
If you’re looking for traditional Balinese arts and crafts, this is one of the best places to go. You’ll find a wide variety of locally made, authentic crafts ranging from clothes and fabrics to bamboo and wooden sculptures, and much more! The Balinese themselves frequent the market for their daily needs, so you can also catch a glimpse of what a traditional Balinese lifestyle is like.
Ubud Market, Ubud
What better way to shop for Balinese goods than at the heart of Bali itself? The cultural heart of the island is certainly Ubud. The Ubud Market is an excellent place for you to fulfill your Balinese shopping needs.
Pia Legong, Kuta
Perhaps one of the most sought-after souvenir snacks in Bali is the Pia Legong. It is the Bakpia: a small traditional cake. You can choose among three flavors: cheese, chocolate and green bean. They only have one location in Bali, which is in Kuta, and have limited quantities produced each day, making this quite an elusive cake to buy.
Galleria Mall, Kuta
Last, but certainly not least, is the Bali Galleria Mall that’s located in Kuta. You’ll find this mall catering to the traditional indoor shopping experience. You will find many modern shops including all the typical brands you’re familiar with.
We hope this article gave you some insight into where to buy gifts in Bali! Balinese clothing and fabrics are especially authentic if you buy from the traditional markets mentioned above. Plus only natural dyes compose the materials. Some are even hand-woven masterfully by Indonesian artisans.
Book your stay in Bali at Mara River Safari Lodge, and you’ll be in for an immersive accommodation experience, surrounded by the animal residents of Bali Safari Park! Plus, you’ll be within minutes of the traditional markets we mentioned above.