Amlapura Market

At this very colorful, local and pungent open-air market, you will primarily see Balinese people shopping for their daily food and household items. Stall after stall is filled with utilitarian objects, clothing, women making beautiful flower offerings, colorful and exotic Balinese ceremony items and all sorts of exotic foodstuff.

The market is not for the faint of heart: No packaged fresh food here, all meat and produce are out in the open as food vendors have done for centuries. We highly recommend this rich and authentic experience if you want to get a glimpse into the local life. It is best to visit the market early in day, as it gets quite hot later.

Ikat Artisan Weaving Factory

Not far from the Water Palace is a traditional ikat weaving factory. Handwoven ikat is still an essential part of traditional Balinese ceremony costume. You can visit this family-run artisan factory and watch women skillfully weaving brilliant yarns on hand-hewn wooden looms into beautiful ikat fabric. You can buy the fabric at the shop on the premises.

Amlapura

As east Bali’s major transport terminal, Amlapura is well connected to all parts of the island. It was known as Karangasem until 1963, when the mighty Agung volcano erupted with spectacular force and even more spectacular damage. Karangasem was “reborn” as Amlapura to rid itself of any unlucky association that could provoke a much-feared recurrence. Learn More >

Amed

The area is known for outstanding diving, snorkeling, hiking and a relaxed ambiance. The amazing natural beauty and warm and friendly people make Apa Kabar Villas an ideal location for those who wish to experience the authentic Bali, far from the tourist crowds. Learn More >

Palaces

There are fantastic Hindu temples all over Bali. Some are located within an hour or two from Amed. We suggest that you plan to visit at least one. Please ask our staff for recommendations. The same dress code applies as for attending a Balinese ceremony: sarongs for men and women and at least partially covered arms; short sleeves are fine. Learn More >

Market and Factory

At this very colorful, local and pungent open-air market, you will primarily see Balinese people shopping for their daily food and household items. Stall after stall is filled with utilitarian objects, clothing, women making beautiful flower offerings, colorful and exotic Balinese ceremony items and all sorts of exotic foodstuff. Learn More >