Firstly on this page, I will write about a list of top things to see in Klungkung Bali, complete with entrance ticket prices, opening hours, and location with maps. Moreover, writing about top things to see in Klungkung is the same as writing my childhood playground. As information for you, I was born in Klungkung and grew up in Klungkung Regency.
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Before writing about the top things to see in Klungkung Bali, it is better to write a little information about Klungkung. Because I know many of you are not familiar with Klungkung regency Bali.
Furthermore, there are eight Regencies and one municipality on Bali’s island, the Klungkung Regency. The Klungkung Regency has the smallest area on Bali island. For your information, Semarapura is the Klungkung Regency capital city. Also, Semarapura is a tranquil small town, free of traffic, less air pollution, and friendly people.
If you don’t believe that the Klungkung people are amiable, you can give it a try to test! However, it would be great if you found people who able to speak English.
When you are on vacation to one of the attractions in Klungkung, try asking about the road direction to tourist attractions in the Klungkung area, to one of the local people you find in Klungkung. I am sure you will get more detailed answers than what you ask.
Therefore, in the title, I wrote: “Top Things To See In Klungkung Natural Enchantment of the Beauty of East Bali.” I mean the natural beauty of East Bali, not only in its natural beauty and tourist attractions but also in the hospitality of East Bali, especially the Klungkung people.
Furthermore, most tourists are more familiar with Nusa Penida Island and Nusa Lembongan island compare to Klungkung. For your information, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan island are incorporated with the Klungkung regency, even though the sea separates Nusa Penida and Klungkung.
Top Things To See In Klungkung
Then what are the top things to see in Klungkung for your holiday destination to East Bali? The following are top things to see and do in Klungkung that are attractive as holiday destinations.
1. Kerta Gosa
Firstly, the Kerta Gosa, sometimes written as Kertha Gosa, is a barometer of tourist attraction in Semarapura, Klungkung. There are three main buildings in the Kertha Gosa area, namely:
- Bale Kertha Gosa.
- Taman Gili Bale Kambang.
- Medal Agung, the Great Door of the Klungkung Kingdom.
To clarify, the main attraction of Kertha Gosa is 17th-century Balinese architecture. The uniqueness of 17th century Balinese architecture is visible in the Taman Gili Bale Kambang building (a building surrounded by a pool). Meanwhile, visitors who want to enter the Bale Kambang building area will pass a bridge made of bricks.
For more detailed information about the Kertha Gosa tourist attraction, please see below!
Entrance Fee, IDR 50,000/Adult. IDR 25,000/child. Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00. Dress code: Sarong & Shawl in the waist. Location: Google Map.
2. Semarajaya Museum
Integrated with the Kertha Gosa area, there is a museum called the Semarajaya museum. Semarajaya museum location is on the west side of the Taman Gili Bale Kambang.
Moreover, the Dutch government built the Semarajaya museum building after the Klungkung kingdom was lost in the Puputan war. At the Semarajaya museum’s visitors can see prehistoric things and weapons used in the Puputan Klungkung war. Also, visitors can see photos of the Klungkung king before the Puputan war.
Entrance Ticket: covered in the Kertha Gosa entrance ticket. Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00. Dress code: Sarong & Shawl in the weist. Location: Google Map.
3. Puputan Klungkung Monument
The location of the Puputan Klungkung Monument is across the street from the Kertha Gosa attraction area. It is easy to visible the Puputan Klungkung Monument because it is so high and huge. The height of the Puputan Klungkung Monument is about 28 meters.
I still remember the building process of the Puputan Klungkung Monument in my memory, from nothing until it finished. The Puputan Klungkung Monument was inaugurated on April 28, 1992.
Admission: Free. Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00. Dress code: Sarong & Shawl on the west. Location: Google Map.
4. Puri Agung Semarapura (Royal Palace)
Besides Ubud Royal Palace, you also can see the Royal palace in Klungkung. Puri Agung Semarapura is the royal palace of the current Klungkung king and well-known as puri Klungkung.
The remains of the Puri Klungkung building from the royal era are no longer exist because the palace was destroyed during the war between the Klungkung kingdom against the Dutch. At present, the new Klungkung palace’s location has moved to the northwest, a different area from the Klungkung palace in the pre-Dutch colonial era.
Entrance Ticket: free of charge. Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00. Dress code: Sarong & Shawl on the waist. Location: Google Map.
5. Puputan Open Park
Furthermore, Puputan Open Park is located right in front of the Klungkung royal palace. The Puputan Open Park is now neatly arranged, turning into a vacation park that many local Klungkung people visit in the afternoon.
Admission: Free. Opening Hours: 24 hours. Dress code: Free. Location: Google Map.
6. Semarapura Art Market
Bali art markets are not only Sukawati art market or Ubud art market but also available in the Klungkung district. The art market location in the Klungkung district is in the city center of Semarapura, on the east side of the parking area of Kertha Gosa.
The Semarapura art market is better known among expatriates who want to buy Endek cloth and Balinese Songket cloth. Endek weaving and Klungkung Songket weaving are still produced in the traditional method employing human labor. Therefore, the fabric production quantity is not significant, making Endek woven fabrics and Klungkung Songket fabrics very expensive.
The price of the original Klungkung Endek is sold from IDR 200,000 – IDR 500,000 / meter. The complexity of the making determines the cost of the Endek Klungkung. The authentic Klungkung Songket is sold for around 1 million rupiahs, and some are even more expensive.
Therefore, if you are on vacation to the Klungkung area, don’t forget to buy the Endek fabric or the original Songket fabric from Klungkung artisans.
Admission: Free. Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00. Dress code: Free. Location: Google Map.
7. Goa Lawah Temple
Furthermore, Goa Lawah Temple in Klungkung is an important temple for Balinese Hindus, as crucial as the Uluwatu temple. The name Goa Lawah consists of the words Goa and Lawah. Goa means cave, and the word Lawah means bat. Inside the Goa Lawah Temple, there is a vast cave resided by thousands of bats, some are hanging, and some are flying.
Entrance ticket: IDR 25,000/adult & IDR 15,000/child. Sarong rental, IDR 5,000 / cloth, if you don't bring a sarong. Opening Hours: 08:00 - 19:00. Dress code: Sarong & Shawl in the belt. Location: Google Map.
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8. Kamasan Village
For those of you who like traditional Balinese paintings, which are better known as Wayang paintings, you must visit the Kamasan Village Klungkung. In the village of Kamasan Klungkung, a community of residents is engaged in traditional painting, especially for Wayang painting.
Admission: Free. Opening hours: -. Dress code: Neat-free. Location: Google Map.
9. Nyoman Gunarsa Painting Museum
Certainly, most of the painting museums on the Bali island location are in Ubud Bali. However, the Klungkung district also has a painting museum from a famous painting artist born in Banda village Klungkung. The name of the painter, Mr. I Nyoman Gunarsa.
In the Gunarsa museum, there are so many paintings, approximately 250 paintings. Apart from painting collections, Gunarsa Museum also has Wayang and keris collections.
Entrance Fee, IDR 75,000/person. Opening Hours: 09:00 - 16:00. Dress code: Neat-free. Location: Google Map.
10. Tukad Unda Waterfall
The Unda River Dam now turned into a tourist attraction known as the Tukad Unda waterfall. The popularity of Tukad Unda originated from pre-wedding photos. Many couples wanted to do a pre-wedding photo session with the background of the Tukad Unda waterfall.
Best time to go: 08:00 - 10:00 / 16:00 - 17:00. Dress code: none. Location: Google Map.
11. Melangit River Bakas Klungkung
If you ask where the rafting spots are in Bali, one is the Melangit river Klungkung. There is only one rafting operator on the Melangit river, which is Bakas Levi rafting. Apart from the Klungkung district, rafting locations on Bali’s island are also available in the Ubud area. The name of the river in Ubud is the Ayung River Ubud. In the Karangasem district, there is also a river for Bali river rafting. The name of the river is the Telaga Waja river.
Read in more, Melangit River Rafting Klungkung. Bakas Levi Rafting price: USD 30 / person. Location: Google Map.
12. Kusamba Beach
Above all, Klungkung Regency has many beaches. Most of the beach sand is black, except for those on Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The beaches in the Klungkung area such as;
- Kusamba Beach.
- Lepang Beach.
- Watu Klotok Beach.
But on the article of top things to see in Klungkung, I only write Kusamba beach. The reason is that Kusamba beach, one of the accesses to get sea transportation using a traditional boat to get to the Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan island.
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Even though Kusamba beach has black sand, the uniqueness of Kusamba beach can be seen from the beach’s condition, which still looks natural, and there are activities of salt farmers in the Kusamba beach area.
Admission: Free. The best time to visit, 17:00. Dress code: Free. Location: Google Map.
13. Atuh Beach Nusa Penida
Atuh Beach Bali location is southeast of Nusa Penida island. People still consider Atuh beach as one of the best-hidden beaches in Nusa Penida. Due to two high cliffs flank Atuh Beach. When you step your feet at Atuh beach, you will see clear blue seawater, with a stretch of white sand beach.
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14. Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida
When you enter the Kelingking beach cliff area, you will see a cliff area with the Indian Ocean view. On the cliff’s top site, you will find several food stalls offer snack and drinks. From the clifftop, you see a T-Rex cliff alongside crystal clear blue seawater. Also, most of the tourists who have visited the Kelingking beach Nusa Penida only reach these cliff spots.
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15. Broken Beach Nusa Penida
A towering cliff surrounds the broken Beach Nusa Penida’s location with a height of around 100 – 150 meters. There is a large hole or tunnel on the ridge on one of the towering cliffs that allows seawater to enter the cliff area’s inner side. Furthermore, the seawater inside the cliff area is so precise with calm sea waves.
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Best Way To Get Around In Klungkung
The best transportation choices for traveling in the Klungkung, just like other tourist areas on Bali island, namely using private transportation, either motorbikes or cars.
For example, if you need to save on transport costs and are a single traveler, riding a scooter for traveling on Bali’s island is one option you can choose. Meanwhile, the average scooter rental price in Bali is around IDR 75,000 / 24 hours without fuel.
Suppose you are on a family vacation and want comfort. In that case, utilizing a car is the best transportation option for getting around in Bali. Bali car hire has two models, namely self-drive Bali car rental and car rental in Bali with a driver.
Above all, the price of a car rental in Bali depends on the type of car you want to use. For example, the rental cost for Toyota Avanza in Bali with a driver is IDR 600,000 / 10 hours with fuel.
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