Guwang Art Market in Bali

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Guwang Art Market is a traditional art market in Bali that has a lot in common with the more famous Pasar Seni Sukawati, which is only a short distance away. Even the items sold at Guwang are similar to those of Sukawati.

Guwang Art Market – known locally as Pasar Seni Guwang – provides an alternative shopping destination for visitors who wish to avoid the crowds often flocking Sukawati during peak periods. Guwang’s nearby location, only 1 km south from Sukawati, also adds to this convenience. Besides the art market as a source of Bali souvenirs and handicrafts, the village of Guwang features many art shops and galleries.

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What to expect at Guwang Art Market

Nearly all of the vendors at the Guwang Art Market are also kiosk and stall keepers at Sukawati. Therefore, beachwear, cotton shirts, sandals, and typical Balinese handicrafts can all be found here.

Visitors will easily find more space here than at Sukawati. For example, ample parking space is located just after a large banyan tree, with a small shrine filled with daily flower offerings and burning incense nearby. The market itself comprises 3 main blocks (or ‘blok’ in the local tongue). ‘Blok A’ is to the left of the entrance, where kiosks mostly sell wooden carvings and other souvenirs. ‘Blok B’ is to the right, and sells textiles – clothes in various motifs and colourful sarongs.

‘Blok C’ is between A and B, connects the other 2 bloks with some foliage making for a shadier souvenir shopping experience. A sitting area here also provides shoppers the chance to relax.

Good to know about Guwang Art Market

Price-wise, the items sold at Guwang Art Market are virtually the same as they are at Sukawati Art Market. However, there are some specific items found at Sukawati that cannot be found at Guwang.

You’ll never find roaming peddlers flaunting their ware to visitors here. If you have ample time on your hands or if you happen to have these 2 markets on your itinerary, it is a good idea to visit both and compare for yourselves.

For an airier market shopping experience, come early in the morning when the stalls are just opening and when you’ll get the huge parking area to yourself. Moreover, bargaining is a lot easier with normally cheaper prices in the morning.

Guwang Art Market

  • Location: Jalan Raya Guwang No.5, Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
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