A popular stop on Bedugul tours, Pasar Candi Kuning (Candi Kuning Market) is a traditional Balinese market that’s been beautified for tourists. It’s a great place to enjoy the fruit and vegetable bounty of Bedugul’s farms, although prices are higher than normal. Other specialties in the market include rabbits and orchids.
There’s no fee to enter Pasar Candi Kuning, which is a working fruit and vegetable market. Most travelers visit as part of a Bedugul tour, which will probably also stop at Lake Beratan and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple. Some private guides can arrange visits to the family farms that supply the produce, providing fascinating insight into life in these cool highlands.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Foodies and photographers will adore Pasar Candi Kuning, but always ask permission before photographing sellers or their wares.
- At around 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level, Bedugul can get surprisingly cool, so bring a jacket.
- Many orchids on display are from protected species. Even if your home country allows you to bring in flowers, you may face a fine on attempting to take them out of Morocco.
- Vendors inflate their prices for tourists. Haggle hard if you want to buy.
How to Get There
Pasar Candi Kuning sits conveniently in the heart of Bedugul, about half a mile (800 meters) from the Bali Botanic Gardens and 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) from Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Bedugul is in the central highlands, on the main road north to Singaraja. Perama shuttle buses connect it to Kuta, Sanur, and Ubud, as well as Padangbai, Candi Dasa, and Lovina.
When to Get There
Pasar Candi Kuning is open daily from early morning until early evening. It is a very popular tour bus stop. Beat the crowds and enjoy a more authentic experience by arriving as early in the morning as you can.
Bedugul: Orchard of Bali
Sitting about 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level, Bedugul has a very different climate from much of the rest of Bali. This makes it Bali’s farming heartland. Besides the strawberries for which the area is known, crops include grapes, carrots, cabbages, onions, and corn. You can buy all of these plus a selection of seasonal tropical fruit at Pasar Candi Kuning.