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12 Things to Do in Klungkung Bali Indonesia (Beautiful)

by Yoga Adi

Maybe the name “Klungkung” is a little bit strange for you. Klungkung regency is the smallest district in the province of Bali, Indonesia. The capital is in Semarapura. Klungkung borders with Bangli regency in the north, Karangasem regency in the east, Gianyar regency in the west and with the Indian Ocean to the south.

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Anyway, there are many locations you can visit in here, Klungkung. Before further do, lets start with the first location you may find in Klungkung, that is Kerta Gosa and Taman Gili, check it out the things to do in Klungkung Bali Indonesia:

1. Kerta Gosa and Taman Gili

Kertha Gosa was once part of the complex of Klungkung royal building. Klungkung royal complex was built in 1686 by the first holder of power, Ida I Dewa Agung Jambe. But in 1908, almost all of Klungkung royal buildings were destroyed due to the Dutch colonial invasion.

The main thing that became the attraction of Kerta Gosa garden attractions is the architecture of the building that characterizes the typical architecture of the Bali in 17th century. The beauty of architecture is mainly seen in the building of Bale Kambang, which is surrounded by a pool called Gili Park.

Because there is a pool around Bale Kambang, then to access the building area Bale Kambang, you will pass a bridge of bricks. However, this place opens everyday from 8 am to 5pm, and you’ll be charged with 12.000 rupiahs of entry ticket to enter it. What an unique place.

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2. Kamasan Village

For those who do not like art, of course visiting a small village in Klungkung named Kamasan Village is not a priority. However, for those who have a high artistic soul, where their soul always hungry for the need of art, then they must come to Kamasan Village, it is a mandatory menu that should not be abandoned.

Kamasan Village is only about 249 hectares with a population of about 3,400 people and is spread over 10 banjar or 4 small villages. Kamasan Village is only 4 km away from Semarapura City, which is the capital of Klungkung Regency. Though categorized as a small village, Kamasan is called as the mother of Balinese wayang kulit painting. Feel free to visit it, because you don’t need to pay any entry ticket, also it opens everyday. So what are you waiting for?, grab this opportunity!

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3. Pesinggahan Village

Pesinggahan is the name of a village as well as a tourist spot in Klungkung located in Klungkung regency which is adjacent with Karangsem regency. When you know the attraction of Goa Pura Lawah, there is where Pesinggahan located. In addition to having Pura Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan Village is a village that holds the beauty of the beach that has outstanding beauty. So it is good if you have a plan to visit here.

In the village of Pesinggahan is also famous for its “lesehan” satay fish stalls because in the village there are some typical lesehan stalls pesinggahan like Pancaboga, Merta Sari, Baruna, Rahayu and so forth. Its strategic position in the middle of the cross-district route makes this location a choice for those who want to fill their stomach on the way to Karangasem or vice versa. Its a good place.

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4. Semarajaya Museum

Fused with the attractions area of Kertha Gosa, there is a museum called Semarajaya museum. The location of the Semarajaya museum is in the western part of the Bale Kambang building. You only need to walk about 1 minute from Bale Kambang to reach Semarajaya museum location.

Semarajaya museum building was built by the Dutch government, after the kingdom of Klungkung lost in Puputan war. The attractions in museums that you can see are the prehistoric objects and weapons used in Puputan war of Klungkung. In addition, you can also see photos of the king of Klungkung before the war. However, this place has administration fee of 5.000 rupiahs for adults and 2.000 for kids. Also, it opens from Tuesday – Sunday, at 9 am until 4 pm. So be sure to visit it before too late!

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5. Nyoman Gunarsa Museum

Nyoman Gunarsa Classic Art Museum is an art museum located on a strategic lane or precisely located on the Banda Tiger Band Takmung Village, or approximately 3 Km from West Semarapura. The shape of the building in the Museum is a blend of modern Balinese architecture.

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum, is a place of tourism in klungkung which is divided into 2 main sections, namely place for collection of classical painting of Bali and place of modern painting of Bali. Those two places present two different collections of painting. To enter this artful museum, you need to pay about 25.000 rupiahs. Also, this venue opens from Monday – Saturday on 9 am until 4 pm. Be sure to make time for it !.

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6. Japanese Cave

Japan cave is a cave  of the Japanese Government built at the beginning of colonization in 1941 until 1942. On the cliff wall there is a river Tukad Bubuh flowing. There are at least 16 holes in the Japanese cave here which has a length of about 14 meters with a width of approximately 2 meters. Its decorated with moist walls. Looks a little creepy.

Be careful to enter this place, its suggested to bring at least someone with you. 2 or 3 party will be enough. Also, its free to visit, so you can visit here any time you want. Better come here at noon or morning, because the sunlight will help you through your journey in here.

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7.Agung Klungkung Temple

Agung Klungkung is a historic building located in Semarapura-Klungkung, Bali. The temple is a relic of the greatness of the Kingdom of Klungkung. Agung Klungkung built around the end of the 17th century. But unfortunately the building of this is destroyed during the Dutch conquest in 1908.

In the effort to preserve the remnants of Klungkung royal heritage buildings the public consciousness is the most important and most fundamental to keeping this ancestral heritage save. In addition, the role of government in participating in conservation efforts is also evident from the various policies that have been done. However, there’s no entry ticket need to be paid, so feel free to visit it!

8. Lawah Cave / Temple

Lawah temple is located in Pesinggahan Village, Dawan Sub-district, Klungkung Regency which is about 10 km east of Semarapura town of Klungkung or about 50 km from Denpasar City. Its not too difficult to find this tourist object in Klungkung, because its included in the road tour to Karangasem. On the way, you will find three other tours such as a Cave, Temple and Beach.

The uniqueness of Lawah Temple attraction is located in the temple area. Inside the temple area of ​​Goa Lawah Klungkung, there is a very large cave and inhabited by thousands of bats that can be seen flying and hanging on the area of ​​the cave lips. To enter this unique temple, you must pay about 6.000 rupiahs, also this place opens from 8 am until 7 pm, everyday. What an unique place.

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Other Attractions in Klungkung Bali

Beside, those attractions, now only four attractions left to explore. Prepare your body, now lets jump into the 9th spot, the Melangit River. Here are more things to Klungkung Bali Indonesia:

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9. Melangit River

One of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in Klungkung is the rafting tour with the depth of 4 m from the beautiful Melangit River. While do rafting, you can see many various beautiful and dense plants along the river. Its a special activity though, if you wan to do anything extreme.

If you ask where the do rafting in Bali, one of them is in the river Melangit Klungkung. The provider of rafting on the river Melangit named Bakas Levi rafting. If you want to join this activity, you’ll be charged with 350.000 rupiahs per person. It opens from 9 am until  6 pm everyday though, so make sure to make time for it.

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10. Tukad Unda Waterfall

The Dam of Unda has been transformed into a famous tourist attraction by the name of Tukad Unda waterfall. The famousness of the tourist attraction Tukad Unda originated from the number of couples who want to do wedding photo or pre wedding session with a background of waterfall Tukad Unda.

Although the place is beautiful and very memorable (especially for visitors who cometo honeymoon) but to enter it you don’t need to spend any money, alias free. Aside from being a tourist location, Tukad Unda area is often used by the surrounding community to bathe and wash, or even fishing. Tukad Unda river sand also seems to be a source of livelihood for local people so frequently the people mine it.

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11. Semarapura Market

The art market is not only exist in Sukawati or in Ubud, but also in Klungkung district. The location of the art market in Klungkung district is located in the center of Semarapura town, precisely to the east of the parking lot of Kertha Gosa. Semarapura city art market is better known among tourists who like Endek cloth, as well as Balinese songket.

Endek cloth and typical songket cloth of Klungkung, still produced by traditional way of using human power. So the amount of fabric production that can be produced is not much, making the price of the fabric Endek and Klungkung songket cloth is very expensive. However, to shopping in here, you must come anytime from 8 am until 5 pm. Don’t forget to buy souvenirs for your family too!

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12. Kusamba Beach

Kusamba beach is a tourist spot that you must visit. Kusamba Beach is a beach located in Klungkung Regency which has beautiful beaches next to east Bali. In general, this beach has a black sand that captivates you, calm water, colorful fishing boats and exotic scenery that is so charming.

However, one of its own charms owned by Kusamba Beach is to have something that other beaches do not have like the scenery of the salt farmers’ fields. Its pretty unique, especially for you who haven’t seen it. However, you can feel free to visit this beach, without even worry about entry ticket. Also, it suggested to come here at evening, because you’ll have opportunity to see the wonderful sunset from this place.

That’s it, several attractions in Klungkung, Bali Indonesia. Actually, there’s more thing you can explore all the things to do in Klungkung Bali Indonesia, and make a great experience of it, careful not to get lost though. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday in Indonesia, have a great day and enjoy all the things to do in Klungkung Bali Indonesia!

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