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Balinese Souvenirs: Every Thing Has Its Own Memories

Balinese Souvenirs

Bali Souvenirs

Known as the gateway to tourism paradise, Indonesia has many charms that attract domestic and foreign tourists. When the holiday season comes around, the island is often full of visitors. Bali, often referred to as the Island of Paradise, offers a variety of beauty to guests. Bali has many things to see, from beautiful natural scenery, balinese souvenirs, delicious food, physical activities, photo spots, to educational trips.

Bali has a rich culture and a variety of interesting traditions. Many tourists come to tourist attractions in addition to enjoying cultural events such as traditional ceremonies, etc. Don’t forget to bring Balinese souvenirs home to your family and relatives. It is a great way to bring a part of Bali Island home and share your wonderful vacation experience with friends and family.

Balinese Souvenirs

These Balinese souvenirs are not just souvenirs; they can also be kept as mementos or reminders that you have been to the Island of the Gods. They range from kebaya, Balinese cloth, and other traditional clothing. You can bring home some of these Balinese souvenirs:

1. Balinese Kebaya and Balinese Udeng

After a vacation in Bali, Balinese kebaya is a great Balinese souvenirs to bring home. The unique model with floral ornaments and embroidery on every part makes anyone who wears it look beautiful.

Muslim tourists who want to look elegant wearing Balinese kebaya can also find many models and color options available, ranging from plain white to brighter and modern colors.

You can also purchase the Balinese Udeng, which is commonly used by men in Bali, as a counterpart to the Balinese kebaya worn by women. Unlike the Javanese udeng, the Balinese udeng has lighter colors and each color has a unique meaning. Nowadays, Balinese udeng can be worn anytime and by anyone, not only during certain ceremonies.

2. Joger T-shirt

One of the famous Balinese souvenirs you should buy is a Bali Joger T-shirt. This souvenir makes the trip to Bali perfect. On the front and back of the t-shirt are written unique and intriguing words, which makes it unique.

In addition to shirts and pants, Joger also offers Balinese knick-knacks such as sandals, hats, jackets, and trinkets such as key chains.

3. Balinese Batik

It turns out that Bali also has a very beautiful type of batik that is the same as Batik Pekalongan and Batik Jogja. It is better known as Balinese Batik, and is usually seen during traditional ceremonies and other formal events.

Balinese batik motifs are different from Javanese batik motifs because they have a philosophy that suits the Balinese environment. One of the most famous motifs in Bali is the lion barong, which is often sought after by tourists as a souvenir.

4. Balinese Mask

Bali is famous for its unique and interesting carving art, such as Balinese masks. Its unique and colorful shape makes it one of the most sought-after Bali souvenirs for tourists.

Tourists are particularly fond of certain types of Balinese masks, such as the Barong mask and the Seram Leak mask. You can get these Balinese masks in several Balinese art markets, such as Sukawati Art Market or Kumbasari Art Market.

In Desa Mas Bali, there are some places that offer Balinese Mask carving courses with certificates to take home. 

5. Balinese Mr.P Souvenirs

Balinese handicrafts that we often see in the form of male genitalia, and almost always in every Balinese gift shop. This Balinese souvenirs is often called “lolok”, which means “penis” in Balinese.

In all seriousness, the object is not arbitrary; it comes from a historical artifact known as a “lingga” that is shaped like a lolok. This means that it was considered a symbol of fertility, meant to bring you good luck.

The production and decoration of these objects continues for various types of utensils, such as keychains, souvenirs, and other equipment.

Balinese Food

Balinese Souvenirs

One of the things to do while in Bali is to buy various kinds of souvenirs. You can give them to your friends and family afterwards. Confused about what you want to buy? Some typical Balinese food that you can bring home as souvenirs:

  • Betutu Chicken/Duck

Gilimanuk’s signature chicken/duck betutu has the perfect flavor of spices. This restaurant also offers refrigerated/frozen ones.

  • Pie Susu/Milk Pie

When in Bali, milk pie is also a must-have souvenir. Its firm and soft texture will melt in your mouth.

  • Kacang Disco/Disco Peanuts

Pieces of peanuts coated with flour dough make disco beans more crispy and savory.

  • Pork Skin Crackers

Pigskin crackers and rambak made from cow skin look similar, but the texture is more crunchy and savory.

  • Salak Bali

Salak sibetan Karangasem is a typical Balinese fruit with a tart, sour and sweet flavor.

Balinese Souvenirs Center

Balinese Souvenirs

The number of places to buy balinese souvenirs in Bali must make us confused about which place to visit. Therefore, we provide recommendations for the best souvenir centers in Bali, which are as follows.

1. Kuta Art Market

Locals often refer to Kuta Art Market as the Art Market of Kuta Traditional Village. The Kuta art market area consists of six main shophouse buildings and a long main building. The market also has many small shops.

This is the market you must visit when you go to Kuta Beach as it is at the end of Bakung Sari street and Kartika Plaza. Many local and foreign visitors shop for various souvenirs in this place.

There are many items you can buy here, including trinkets made by Balinese craftsmen, Balinese t-shirts, fabrics, sandals, placemats, and more. All of them are perfect to keep as mementos after returning from Bali.

2. Ubud Art Market

When on vacation to Bali, Ubud Art Market is a must-visit shopping spot. The best place in Ubud for those looking for typical Balinese handicraft souvenirs.

Ubud Art Market also offers cheap goods. Silk scarves, clothes, t-shirts, beach clothes, shirts, woven bags, baskets, Balinese hats, wooden sculptures, and more.

The site of the Ubud Art Market is at Jalan Raya Ubud No. 35. The Ubud Art Market is in the center of the Ubud tourism area in Bali, and is close to tourist attractions such as Taman Saraswati Temple, Ubud Monkey Forest, and Puri Saren Ubud.

The Ubud art market is open every day from 6am to 6pm. 

3. Krisna Balinese Souvenirs

The next recommendation is Krisna Outlet, a famous souvenir shop in Bali. Of its seven outlets, located in Tuban-Kuta, Rama Krisna is the most visited. Many visitors pass by Rama Krisna to buy souvenirs because of its strategic location.

In addition, the items sold there are very complete, including accessories, snacks, handicrafts, key chains, beach clothes, sandals, and even milk pies. 

4. Sukawati Art Market

Sukawati traditional market was established in 1980. This market is visited by many local and foreign tourists because it is famous as the center of Balinese souvenirs. Sukawati art market consists of two buildings. Tourists shopping for Balinese souvenirs come to the main building, and locals come to the second building to buy daily necessities.

Paintings, carvings, wooden sculptures, gold and silver jewelry, antiques, beach clothes, and many more. In addition, you will find bed sheets and bed covers with unique Balinese motifs. The back area of Sukawati art market also sells various aromatherapy products, such as oils, candles, and incense.

5. Joger Bali

The signature Joger Bali is one of the unique balinese souvenirs that can only be found in Bali when you are on vacation. There are not many Joger stores across the island of Bali; some of them are located in Kuta and Luwus Bedugul. Therefore, when you are on vacation in Bali, you must go to the Joger shop to buy Balinese souvenirs.

Joger Bali sells a wide range of items, including t-shirts, pants, jackets, cups, keychains, slippers, refrigerator patches, and many more, with good quality.
In conclusion, exploring the vibrant world of Balinese souvenirs offers not just a chance to bring home beautiful mementos but also a deeper connection to the rich cultural tapestry of Bali. The intricate craftsmanship and cultural significance embedded in these souvenirs make them more than just material possessions; they become cherished symbols of a memorable journey.

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