There are so many interesting reviews on this night market, and we have never been to any night markets in Bali, so it topped our have-to-go places on our itinerary. And since our first stay was in Ubud, which is basically in the regency of Gianyar, it became our very first stop after checking in to Tegal Sari. Typing up this blog, I am reminiscing our scooter ride to this place at the beginning of our holiday and filled with so much joy ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ
Finding the way to Gianyar Night Market was a little tricky, although we had asked for directions to the reception staff at Tegal Sari (he even gave us a drawing!), still we got confused after few turns and became unsure whether we were still in the right track. So we stopped few times along the way and asked local residents who were just so friendly and directed which turns and ways to go. After about 30 minutes or so, we finally approached the night market – bright with lights and many people!
We explored the market from the entrance towards the end of it, but we didn’t walk into the side way corridors thinking that most of the stalls there were selling clothing and accessories. But boy, it is indeed a very nice size of night market selling just about anything from various traditional food to toys, to (pirated) DVDs, to clothing and accessories. Yes there were lots of people but it didn’t feel over crowded at all and we’d say it was a nice place to go if you want to get the more local feel of Bali. The slideshows below summarized our time at Gianyar Night Market
And here is what we had for dinner, delicious Babi Guling at awesome price, only Rp20,000 per plate!
Unlike few other night markets in Bali, Gianyar night market certainly has lots of pork options as well as the halal food (non-pork). Certainly it is a place for everyone and we just can’t wait to be back here again!