Klungkung (Semarapura) attractions

Top Choice Palace in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Puri Agung Semarapura

Built when the Dewa Agung dynasty moved here in 1710, this palace compound was laid out as a large square, believed to be in the form of a mandala, with courtyards, gardens, pavilions and moats. Most of the original…
Historic Building in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Kertha Gosa

This open-sided pavilion in the northeastern corner of Puri Agung Semarapura was effectively the supreme court of the Klungkung kingdom, where disputes and cases that could not be settled at village level were event…
Historic Building in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Bale Kambang

Located within the palace compound, the ceiling of this beautiful floating bale (open-sided pavilion) showcases rows of paintings dealing with various subjects. The first row is based on the astrological calendar, t…
Museum in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum

Showcasing works by the late, internationally renowned Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa (1944–2017), this vast three-storey building on Klungking's western outskirts was built and opened as a museum by the artist him…
Market in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Semarapura Market

Klunkgkung's market is a vibrant hub of commerce and a meeting place for people of the region. You can easily spend an hour wandering about the warren of stalls on three levels, and in the surrounding streets. It's …
Museum in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Museum Semarajaya

Housed in a colonial-era building on the western side of the Puri Agung Semarapura, this museum is mainly notable for its overwhelming smell of mothballs and dust; displays include a few traditional weapons and cost…
Monument in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Puputan Monument

Klungkung was the last Balinese kingdom to succumb to the Dutch (1908) and the sacrifice of its royal family, who committed puputan (mass ritual suicide) rather than surrender, is commemorated in the towering Puputa…
Hindu Temple in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Pura Taman Sari

The name of this complex means 'Flower Garden Temple', but the surrounds are sadly lacking verisimilitude. The towering, 11-roofed meru indicates that this was a temple built for royalty. When we last visited, some …
Old Town in Klungkung (Semarapura)

Gelgel

Situated about 4km south of central Klungkung, on the way to the coast, Gelgel was once the seat of Bali's most powerful dynasty. The town's decline started in 1710, when the court moved to present-day Klungkung, an…