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“Very expensive and not a wide variety”
Review of Kuta Art Markets

Kuta Art Markets
Ranked #57 of 116 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 6 May 2018

We visited kuta market with high expectations but were let down. Prices are steep sometimes as high as 3 times the price. One painting which kuta market will offer you at 300k IDR will be available in 100K IDR in Ubud or tanah lot. Also the variety is less basically all shops will keep the same variety. One advice : Do not buy from this market

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Certainly worth a visit to get your bartering done. Not a great range - basically after the first 5 shops you see the same thing again and again. There are some different items we found towards the back of the market, sort of off the beaten track of most.

Have fun with the bartering

1  Thank Adrian N
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We came to Kuta Art Market with high expectations, as we were told it was an alternative to Ubud Market. It's not even a quarter as good as Ubud Market though. Ubud Market had lots to offer - clothes, paintings, wooden carvings, souviners, etc, with plenty of scope for barganing.

Kuta Market is not an art market at all - just 2 or 3 streets full of clothes, and some bags, hats, and bedcovers. Hardly any shops selling souviners either. The clothes aren't even that great.

There were some really nice patchwork bedcovers available, but too expensive for me, despite bargaining down to 25% of the asking price.

There were one or two fixed price shops in the area, which offered a decent selection of bags, jewellery and magnets, which were quite reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

We were in and out of this market in half an hour, really nothing much to write home about. Save your time and money for Ubud market, its much better.

3  Thank Lalitha5645
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Initially we had visited Tanaha lot temple and did shopping near by the same place. We wanted to buy few more things to family. We heard from our driver , Kuta Art market is very cheap and good. So next day we visited Kuta Art market. Then we realized this market was very very expensive. We regretted for not buying things from Tanaha lot market. In Kuta art market cost was fixed prize and No bargaining.

Ex : For 1 earing which I bought from Tanaha lot market was 10000IDR which was costing 50000IDR in Kuta art market.

2  Thank shree1mayya
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is defiantly not an art market, just a tourist market selling all your average products. We came across only one art stall while walking through the market and even than the stall did not have a large range. Was very disappointed.

2  Thank Has J
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