- Monumen Bajra Sandhi, Lapangan Niti Mandala, Jalan Raya Puputan, Panjer, Denpasar Selatan
A great nation will record and archive history. That's the saying that deserves to be followed, including by travelers who like to explore unique sites and save historical stories. In Bali, there are many buildings and monuments that record the struggle of the Indonesian people against the colonialists. You can explore years in the past in the monument. Here are recommended destinations that you can visit and find out more about the story.
Perjuangan Bhuwana Kertha Monument
This monument has 17 meter high that depicts the date of Indonesian independence. At its peak, you can see the padmasana and fire symbolizing the grace of the Creator that has been given to the people of Indonesia. As a symbol of the independence month of the Republic of Indonesia, there are eight flower crowns on the padmasana. The symbol of the year of independence is depicted in the gap at the bottom of the monument as many as 45 pieces. This monument is located in northern Bali, precisely in Ki Barak Panji Sakti street, Panji, Sukasada, Buleleng.
Tri Yudha Sakti Monument
As the name suggests, Tri Yudha Sakti is taken from the figure of three warriors who has a big role in the people of Buleleng. First, above the monument stands a statue of I Gusti Putu Wisnu who participated in Puputan Margarana to repel the invaders. Second, I Gede Muka Pandan is a guerrilla member of PETA with an underground movement to repulse the invaders. Third, I Nengah Metra died in the battle at Banjar Gintungan, Sukasada.
If you explore history at the Tri Yudha Sakti Monument, you can direct the journey to Jalan I Dewa Made Kaler, Sangket, Sukasada District, Buleleng Regency.
Bajra Sandhi Monument
From northern Bali, explore historical monuments shifting to the southern area of the Island of the Gods. Bajra Sandhi Monument is located in Niti Mandala Square, Renon, Denpasar. This monument was built in 1986 during the reign of Governor Ida Bagus Mantra with the architecture of Ir Ida Bagus Yadnya.
The monument area which is closely related to Hindu architecture has an area of more than 13 hectares. While the building area of 4,900 square meters. Bajra is a bell, similar to the shape of this historic building. Bajra Sandhi is a monument that marks the patriotism of the Balinese people in fighting the invaders.
Tanah Aron Monument
Heading to the western part of Bali, you can explore the story with a time marker of July 6, 1946. At that time, troops led by I Gusti Ngurah Rai arrived at Tanah Aron, a small village at the foot of Mount Agung. The day after, there was a fierce battle between NICA soldiers and military forces commanded by I Gusti Ngurah Rai. The war broke out and the flag of victory was taken by the Balinese people.
To commemorate this struggle, in 1971 the Tanah Aron Monument was built, located in Bebandem, Budakeling, Karangasem District, Karangasem Regency.
Located in the southeastern part of Bali, the Puputan Klungkung Monument is located on Jalan Untung Surapati, Central Semarapura, Klungkung District, Klungkung Regency, this monument is surrounded by a green grass garden covering an area of 123 square meters and a towering height of 28 meters. Founded in 1986 and only completed six years later, in 1992. This monument marks the struggle of the Balinese people led by Ida I Dewa Agung Jambe against the invaders.
Margarana Pujaan Bangsa Park
Taman Pujaan Bangsa Margarana covers an area of 9 hectares and was built in 1954. This monument records the battle of Ciung Wanara troops led by I Gusti Ngurah Rai against Dutch troops in Banjar Kelici, Marga Dauh Puri, Marga District, Tabanan Regency. In this location, I Gusti Ngurah Rai died in battle with 94 of his troops. This monument is a tribute to the services of heroes in the Puputan Margarana war.
This is a monument that records the history of the struggle of the Indonesian people in achieving independence. If you want to explore the monuments above, plan your vacation to tour the entire Island of the Gods. You will not only see the natural beauty, but also the noble culture and art.