Trying the Unique Sensation of Bargaining in Traditional Market


As we know Bali is the best tourist destination in the world, because it offers many unique daily life, amazing panorama, delicious food and beautiful handicraft. Now, many tourist, especially from Europe more attracted with exploring the Balinese Traditional Market. The most popular is Kumbasari Traditional Market.

2Kumbasari Market or also well known as Pasar Kumbasari is one of biggest traditional market in Denpasar. Kumbasari market is open within 24hours everyday, where in the morning this market provide many kinds of primary needs and in the night this market switch to sell handicrafts which is made by Balinese such as Silver Crafts, Batik Bali, and various accessories from Bali. Kumbasari Market is located at Jalan Gajah Mada, at the western side of Denpasar City.

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Kumbasari market itself was established above the land of 6.230 meters square with Balinese typical architecture. Kumbasari market is consist of two floors which are the first floor is to sell primary needs like meat, vegetable, rice and many more and the second floor is to sell any kinds of Bali typical handicrafts. The selling price at Kumbasari Market is way cheaper rather than another traditional market, the key is you should be brave to bid the price. You must prove your skill of bargaining The local people who go for shopping at this market are not only from environment of Denpasar community but also come from outside of town. The moment before the big holiday like Galungan, Kuningan, Nyepi and others, this market is always crowded by the buyer which are most of them the local society.

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Kumbasari Traditional Market is opened on 24 April 1984 by Bali ‘s Governor, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra.. However, Kumbasari Market have been caught on fire and had broken in 2000 then it was re-built in 2001. Not only Bali local citizens who come to Kumbasari Market, but there are so many foreign tourist who come to Kumbasari Market and buy some typical accessories from Bali.

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