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.
Fans of theatre and dance must make time to see Devdan Show: Treasure of the Archipelago, a new performance “spectacular” that combines traditional Indonesian dance with modern dance, aerial acrobatics, extraordinary costumes and breathtaking special effects. The 90-minute show takes the audience on the whirlwind tour of the Indonesian archipelago, ...
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.
Bali’s famed Kecak is a dance that tells the story of Asia’s most famous epic, the Ramayana. It is a huge performance, starring more than a dozen main characters and supported by a choir of 50 or more male dancers who perform very basic routines.
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 ...