Klungkung is the smallest district in Bali. Even so, Klungkung has many tourist attractions that you can visit to spend your vacation, because Klungkung is the best place to spend with friends, spouses, family, or just yourself. If you are tired of visiting beaches and other water tours, try some exciting places in Klungkung.
This district not only has three beautiful nusa. Klungkung even has historical places that you can visit. Well, you can do an extraordinary 3 day trip in Klungkung by visiting some of the following recommendations:
1. Kerta Gosa
Kerta Gosa, or also known as Gili Park Kerta Gosa, is a famous tourist destination in Klungkung Regency. This building is part of Klungkung Palace. Kerta Gosa has two main buildings: Bale Kerta Gosa and Bale Kambang. Explore these two buildings and get interesting stories from them. There, you can take many interesting photos, because Kerta Gosa is famous for its architecture that is very typical of Balinese culture. Visit in the morning to enjoy the fresh air in the Kerta Gosa neighborhood. This place is open from 08:00 WITA until 17:00 WITA. You can come to Jl. Kenanga No.11, Semarapura Kelod, Klungkung District, Klungkung Regency. About 35 km from downtown Denpasar.
2. Klungkung Palace
This place is still located in the same complex as Kerta Gosa, Klungkung Palace or better known as Puri Agung Semarapura. You can feel this palace as a silent witness from the history of East Bali. You can also see the form of the court in its time. Well, you can expand your knowledge of the history of Klungkung, right?
3. Semarajaya Museum
This museum in the Klungkung Palace complex has a collection of interesting archeological objects. It is still related to items from the descendants of King Klungkung and handicraft objects that contain the typical history of Klungkung. There is also an exhibition of Songket weaving and Palm Toddy (palm wine) and extraction of palm sugar. You can take the time to take a walk in the park and enjoy the carvings in this museum for free.
4. Puputan Monument
Not far from Klungkung Palace, you can just cross the highway. There is a Puputan Monument that you can go too. This monument is a symbol to commemorate 200 Balinese people from the Klungkung royal family who were killed. At that time there was a puputan war, the resistance of the Balinese people against the Dutch in 1908. You could walk for about 20 minutes on this monument. Don't forget, you can only visit from 10:00 WITA until 17:00 WITA!
1. Kusamba Beach
Kusamba Beach is one of the famous tourist attractions in Bali. Kusamba has an amazing view with the waves and surrounded by tropical Balinese air. When you are at Kusamba Beach, you can see Nusa Penida Island across the sea. Not only known for its beauty, Kusamba Beach is also popular with traditional salt fields. You can easily find local fishermen who carry out daily activities on this beach. Kusamba Beach is located on Jalan Kusanegara, Dawan, Klungkung. 15 minutes away from the center of Semarapura city.
2. Taman Sari Klungkung Temple
Taman Sari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Klungkung Regency. The atmosphere is very calm and serene. It is suitable if your goal is to go around the temple or find out about the history of the temple. Taman Sari Temple has 11 Meru. This shows that the temple was built for noble families. Taman Sari Klungkung Temple is located in Semarapura Kelod Kangin, Klungkung District, Klungkung Regency. You can spend around 40 minutes here to get around.
3. Goa Lawah Temple
After visiting Taman Sari Temple, now is the time for you to go to Goa Lawah Temple. This temple is quite unique because there is a large cave and is inhabited by thousands of bats. You can see it flying and hanging on the area of my lips. This cave is open every day starting at 8:00 a.m. until 19:00 p.m. Pura Lawah is located in Pesinggahan Village, Dawan District, Klungkung Regency. The distance is about 10 km east of the city of Semarapura. You better come here at dusk, so that you see lots of bats flying out of the cave.
4. Klungkung Senggol Market
The night market and the best place to have dinner when you are in Klungkung. You can do culinary tours here. Satisfy your stomach by tasting a number of traditional Balinese foods, such as lamb satay, meatballs, tipat tofu served with spicy sweet peanut sauce. The price range for food here varies, but is still affordable. The night market is open from 15:00 WITA - 22:00 WITA.