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.
The acclaimed Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias and his wife Rose were among the first westerners to immortalize Bali in art. The two first traveled to Bali in 1930 and quickly became fascinated by Balinese life, particularly by rituals, offerings, and festivals. Covarrubias's 1937 book Island of Bali is a remarkable source of information about the ...
Ubud’s first museum, Museum Puri Lukisan, is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Balinese art and culture. Embracing the past and present and surrounded by stunning gardens, many pieces in the museum’s collection are available for sale.
Locally known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu (with Luhur meaning “something of divine origin”), Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali's nine key directional temples and one of the most spectacular ones in the entire island.
Perched majestically on the edge of a steep cliff about 150 m above the sea level, it offers a breathtaking panoramic view overlooking Indian ...
Bali’s oldest and most famous temples is home to the famous Gateway of Heaven. Believed to be the oldest Hindu temple on the island, Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang — or Lempuyang Temple — is made up of seven different sanctuaries and boasts glorious views in every direction, thanks to its perch some 1775 metres above sea level in the highlands of ...