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Poppies 1 and 2
Poppies 1 and 2
Some of Bali’s most famous markets are found in Kuta on the notorious small streets known as Poppies 1 and 2. The start of Poppies 2 is easily located by heading to Ground Zero (the Bali Bombing memorial site) and looking across the road beside the Rip Curl shop. The small street here is Poppies 2, you can walk down it to find lots of market stalls and about half way down you can also take a cut through to Poppies 1. Poppies 1 can also be accessed on Kuta Beach Front down by Hard Rock Hotel.
These markets stock lots of Bintang shirts, board shorts, jumpsuits, dresses, bags, sunglasses, artwork, wood carvings, DVDs, wallets, shoes…..pretty much all you’d expect from a Bali market! This is a place to bag a bargain – they will make you work for it though!
You need to barter hard here. It’s best to spend some time just browsing before you head into negotiations. Often when you are just browsing the shopkeepers will start to drop prices just to keep your interest. When you walk past the clothes markets they will often say something like “nothing in the shop over $5”, of course this means if you were to buy more than one item you can negotiate for less.
Be warned this can be an intense place to shop, once you are walking down the lane the only way in or out is to walk past more markets. For people who get irritated by being harassed to “come look in my shop” you may find this area a little over whelming. For true Bali bargain hunters these markets are for you!