3 Casting Shadow - 4 weeks ago
Very overpriced if you're a tourist, 500x more quoted than other traditional markets in Bali and even supermarkets. I was followed by a "friendly" lady trying to assist me all so that I'd go buy clothes from her shop. No matter how many times I told her to let me explore on my own, she wouldn't leave and kept trying to hurry me along. Might be a case by case thing but do watch out for this. I managed to slip downstairs when she turned away. Felt bad but didn't want to be followed either. There were so many flies on fruits and food. The place was also very dirty everywhere. I've been to every traditional markets in every country I visit so do understand the conditions they are usually in - have never complained as it is what it is. This place was bad. I had a better time by going outside to the sellers along the river and nearby streets. The fruits and food along there was in better condition than in Bandung Market itself. It's a good experience but was not worth the time for me on this particular trip. Might be due to country just opening again so I'll go again to see if it's different on my next trip.