Bali's Ancient High Court

Bali's Ancient High Court

Klungkung, the smallest Bali's regency, is also home to some of its most fascinating historical sites. 
The Klungkung Palace is a historical building complex in Semarapura, the capital of Klungkung. 
One of the most remarkable parts of the palace is the Kertha Gosa Pavilion. It is the ancient high court of the king, where Bali's most difficult cases were decided. 
Translating as "the place where the king meets with his ministries to discuss questions of justice" Kertha Gosa was the king's high court, a site that dates back centuries and was once the setting of the most difficult legal decisions in the land.
Decorated with frescoed ceilings, it's a breathtaking room and an important piece of Bali history — and one of the few parts of the palace that remain after the Dutch colonial conquest of 1908.