Bali is one of the most mesmerizing islands in Indonesia and even maybe in Asia. This is a place where you can find many beaches with beautiful sunset, the green rice terraces, the sacred traditional ceremonies, lovely dance performances and more. In addition, Bali is well known as a visitor-friendly island. The local people are welcomed to tourists so you will always find a home away from home.
Bali is small in size but it doesn't mean that you only have limited things to do here. This island offers you many interesting things to do and shopping is no exception. There are certain areas selling nice items like beach wear, summer wear, bags and more. How about handicraft? Well, Bali certainly has plentiful handicraft for you to buy. Handicraft made by local people are nice pick to give to your family and friends. Below are some popular spots for handicraft shopping in Bali:
Ubud is an area where you can find a market selling rattan stuff. Tissue boxes, bags, placemats, and baskets are made of rattan. This stuff can be a nice choice for your home décor. Remember that you bargain the price unless you don't have much time for bargaining. Mostly, products in Ubud have reasonable price but you can find lower price at Sukawati market. This market sells the same item as Ubud market but it costs lower.
If you love visiting a gallery and buy the antique stuff, there are galleries in Ubud you can visit. These galleries sometimes hold an exhibition and visitors are allowed to buy the craft. It is also possible for you to visit some villages in Ubud to find craft work.
2. Kuta, Legian and Seminyak
Seminyak is an area that offers high-end shopping for tourists. This is a place to find international brands and funky stuff like clothes, shoes and bags. However, you can still find unique handicrafts in some of the stores in the three areas.
Kerobokan is another area in Bali that sells beautiful handicraft, it is situated in the north of Kuta. There are stores offering unique handicraft such as wooden handicraft, table covers and pillow covers.
Those are some popular areas to shop unique and fine handicraft in Bali. If you expect to get lower price while shopping in the island, remember this thing: try to bargain the items. You can certainly negotiate the price when shopping in traditional market but not in certain shops. Sukawati is a market where you can find items at extremely low price while some shops in Seminyak may offer you expensive stuff with international brands and fine quality.
Bali handicraft is a unique and beautiful souvenir for your family and friends.
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