Badung Market is the oldest and largest market in Bali, located in the heart of the island capital of Bali, Denpasar. The 4-storey market structure caught fire in 2016 and until now the market is still in a temporary replacement location, most stall owners are placed in and around a converted supermarket. Aside from being the number one fruit and vegetable market in Bali, Badung Market is great for trying street food.
There is no entrance ticket fee to visit Badung Market, and because the price of fruit and vegetables is checked every day by the government, bargaining is almost not needed. It is very interesting and useful to walk through small gaps in traditional markets like this, which sell everything from flowers and live animals to traditional herbal medicines.
Many visitors choose to visit Badung Market as part of a culinary tour or Balinese food or street tour. Badung Market is an important stop on Denpasar city tours and shopping tours of Denpasar.
Because it is authentic and non-touristy, Pasar Badung is a must for food lovers and anyone who wants to sink into local culture. If tourists plan to shop, you should bring a lot of small notes, very few booth owners here speak English. The hallway between the stalls at Badung Market is narrow and can be slippery. The market also has several stairs.