Badung Market, or ‘Pasar Badung’ in the local tongue, is the largest traditional market in Denpasar, Bali. The market functions as the main source of fresh produce among Denpasar residents. Regular stalls open well before the break of dawn, with a daily flow of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers from suppliers in farming regions in the central highlands and elsewhere.

This central landmark in Denpasar is located on the eastern bank of the namesake Badung River, with the Kumbasari Art Market on the other side. The negotiable prices here can usually be a whole lot cheaper than in other markets in Bali, and the mandatory hard bargaining always adds to the shopping experience.

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Badung Market features

Badung Market was rebuilt and modernised following a fire in 2016. The floors are linked by escalators and elevators. The multi-storey building now houses many vendors selling both fresh and non-perishable goods.

Stalls on the upper floors sell batiks and other fabrics, household items, kitchen utensils and farming tools. The lower levels are the most frequently visited, with vibrant rows of stalls selling fresh tropical fruits, flowers, meats and poultry, and other groceries.

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Badung Market in Bali

Location: Jalan Sulawesi No.1, Dauh Puri Kangin, Denpasar, Bali 80233, Indonesia

Open: Daily from 5am to 5pm

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller