9 Best Night Markets In Bali, Indonesia

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Jeremiah
Jeremiah
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Night markets, or more preferably known as ‘Pasar Malam’, are a unique part of the local culture in Indonesia. You know you’ve stumbled into one when you are struck by the overwhelming aroma of the local bakso soup, the humid heat of the satay grills, and the chaotic noise of the jostling crowds. Don’t be surprised - it is all part of the experience. Here are the best night markets in Bali, where you can indulge in the delectable local tastes or put your bargaining skills to the test and see if you can walk away with some good buys.

1. Pasar Sindu

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This night market has many variations of its name, but anything that includes ‘Sindu’, 'Sindhu’ and 'Sanur’ should point to the right place. Located near Sanur beach, this market boasts rows of stalls with street food vendors selling anything from traditional Balinese meals to fresh fruits, vegetables and spices. Prices are decent and inexpensive, with 10 satay sticks going for as low as 1.50 USD. The experience is as local as it gets.

Pasar Sindu

Address: Jl. Ps. Sindu No.5, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80288, Indonesia

Opening hours: 5 am - 11pm

2. Pasar Kereneng

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Kereneng night market is decorated with a large array of street stalls selling cheap local food, traditional clothes, and other interesting tidbits. Go on an empty stomach and try everything from the Babi Guling to the Nasi Goreng. It is a non-touristy spot, so you can expect a complete taste of the local night market experience.

Pasar Kereneng

Address: Jl. Rijasa, Dangin Puri Kangin, Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80236, Indonesia

Website: Pasar Kereneng

Opening hours: 7 am - 10 pm

3. Kuta Art Market

Kuta Art Market
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Kuta Art Market is open through the day, so visitation is not limited to the night. It is a shopping haven right by Kuta Beach and the perfect place to procure your souvenirs and local artefacts made by the local craftsmen. The best part about the market of sorts is that you can practice your bargaining skills to get the best price and value for your buys. Be polite to the vendors, do adequate price checks and perhaps you walk away with ‘more than you bargained for’.

Kuta Art Market

Address: Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Website: Kuta Art Market

Opening hours: 8 am - 10 pm

4. Gianyar Night Market

Gianyar Night Market
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Some of the favourite local cuisines at the Gianyar Night Market include the Babi Guling, Bakso and Satay among other mouth-watering Balinese delights. Similar to the other night markets, you will be treated to a bustling, crowded atmosphere cramped with dozens of stalls and local vendors. Only a 20-minute drive from Ubud, this night market would make a perfect dinner or supper hangout destination.

Gianyar Night Market

Address: Jl. Ngurah Rai, Gianyar, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80511, Indonesia

Opening hours: 3 pm - 10 pm

5. Garlic Lane

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Garlic Lane is a friendly shopping street in Legian that is home to a variety of food, massage shops and clothing/souvenir/art stalls. There is even a ‘Husband Day Care Bar’ that is established on the concept of a place for husbands to chill while the wife is out having a whale of a time shopping. The shopping street derives its name from a popular restaurant of the same name along the same street, 'Garlic Lane Restaurant & Bar’.

Garlic Lane

Address: Jl. Sahadewa No.11, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 7 am - 11 pm

6. Taman Sari Market

Taman Sari Market
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Sporting rows of stalls selling fresh tropical fruit at cheap, bargain prices, Tarman Sari Market offers a refreshing twist to the high-end setting of Seminyak. By sunset, the market lights up with more food stalls set up shop to offer you a taste of the bakso soup, satay and many other delicious local cuisines.

Taman Sari Market

Address: Jl. Gn. Tangkuban Perahu No.1, Kerobokan Kelod 80361, Indonesia

Website: Taman Sari Market

Opening hours: 4 pm - 10 pm

7. Badung Market

Denpasar Badung Traditional Market
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Also known as the largest traditional market in Bali, Badung Market is always bustling with stalls selling fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, flowers and all sorts of local goods from the wee hours of the morning to the dark happenings of the night. With adequate bargaining skills, you may be able to snatch some of the best prices you can find. One of the best places to indulge in the local market experience.

Badung Market

Address: Jl. Gajah Mada,, Denpasar, Indonesia

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

8. Pasar Anyar

Pasar Anyar
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Somewhere in the Buleleng sub-district is the traditional local market of Pasar Anyar. Cluttered with local stalls selling everything from fresh produce (fruits, vegetables, rice, tobacco, etc.) to household needs (kitchenware) and souvenirs. The market becomes even busier in the evening, with many food vendors setting up shop to offer their local delights.

Pasar Anyar

Address: Banjar Bali, Buleleng Sub-District, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81113, Indonesia

Opening hours: 24 hours

9. Pasar Banyuasri

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Pasar Banyuasri, or ‘Banyuasri Market’, is always busy during the early morning and late afternoon-evening periods. The latter period is when vendors start pouring onto the street selling your favourite Balinese food such as the bakso meatballs and lamb satay at economical prices. The market also sells the cheapest fresh vegetables, meat, fish and any other groceries you need for your trip to North Bali.

Pasar Banyuasri

Address: Banyuasri, Buleleng Sub-District, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81116, Indonesia

Opening hours: 24 hours

Cheap, delicious and noisy

Pasar malam – Kerambitan, Bali, Indonesia
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Would be the perfect words to describe pasar malams in Bali. Take some time off your evening and pay a visit to some of these markets to immerse yourself in the authentic local experience.

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Part-Time Writer, Full-Time Adventurer. Jeremiah is a travel-enthusiast who enjoys the thrill of new experiences and making friends from all around the world.

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