Sukawati area is known for its art market that become 'a must see'
place by tourists especially the local ones from Jakarta or other area
in Java. Huge number of small stalls occupied the two stories building
offer a lot of cheap souvenirs. Almost any kind of Bali's souvenirs can
be found in here either painting, woodcarving, clothes, temple
umbrellas and other temple accessories, leather puppet, wind chime,
jewelries and others. The souvenirs choices are has huge quantity and
available in various choices.
Sukawati road-facing market
located in_Gianyar Regency has a strategic position, as it is passed
through during the tour to some destinations to the east. Sukawati art
market is close to Celuk village, the center of gold &
silversmiths. We can drop in after watching barong and Kris dance
performance in the morning. It cans be accessed through bemo transport,
tour bus or taxi.
Two hundred meters toward west from the
Sukawati Art Market, on the right side of the road, there is another
market called 'Pasar Seni Pagi' or 'the morning Art Market' which only
open very early in the morning until around 7 AM. The crowd of
souvenirs retailers from other part of Bali will come here to get
semi-finished product with a very low price. Many of Bali's most
established puppeteers live in Sukawati. In line with this fact,
Sukawati is also the center of Shadow puppets production center. The
leather puppet, 'wayang kulit' are made either of cow or buffalo hide.