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“Nothing to shout about”
Review of Kuta Art Markets

Kuta Art Markets
Ranked #34 of 54 things to do in Kuta
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Owner description: The shopping scene in Kuta is wonderfully eclectic. The area's backpacker heritage is still apparent in the street shopping along Jalan Legian and in areas like Kuta Square and the Kuta Art Market, but as tourists have increased in affluence, so has the merchandise, and the shops that sell them (see Jalan Legian's brigade of boutiques and surf shops, or the many air-conditioned shopping malls in South Bali that have become just as much a part of the landscape as the candi bentar, or split gate).
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Same stuff being sold in all shops. Do bargain. Tourist trap unless you wanna get those beach pants or cheap shorts. Would skip it if under time constraint

1  Thank NanthiniS19
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Not really a Art Market. The inner lane is selling those imitation T-Shirts etc. I've you've been to Poppies, then the shops are identical.

Be prepared to haggle as they are quoting you with unreasonably high price. They gets a little aggressive when you walk away and didn't buy after asking for the price.

If not really interested in the item, don't even bother to ask the price.

Thank ClarenceTan
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

I'm not sure if the Art Markets have become more cramped with stallholders or if the area has deteriorated but it doesn't seem to be the same friendly place as in former years. It is certainly more untidy with varied merchandise everywhere, the temple area seemingly the only place sacrosanct. You will still encounter friendly vendors but as you progress further towards the beach it becomes more strident and aggressive. We were quoted absurd prices on a few different items and simply walked away. There are more men roaming the area than previous and many with their packets of Viagra and other tablet forms on offer. We did meet up with a couple of vendors from previous years' visits, enjoyed a friendly conversation and I managed to purchase a casual shirt of good quality and at the right price for me.
No doubt we will revisit when next in Bali, if only to browse.

1  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

The Art Market is on J. Kartika Plaza down the road from the Kuta Market. There is a sign above and it appears as an open type of shop. A place to spend some time looking around, nothing really special here.

1  Thank SoloOver50Traveler
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

This market has stalls selling cheap souvenirs, T-shirts, bags and imitation products. Traditional Balinese art and craft are noticeably absent here now. Not worth a visit even if you are in the area.

Thank nellielim
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