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Kertha Gosa Pavilion in 360°

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This open-air pavilion was built in 18th century, during the reign of the Klungkung Empire. Originally it was built for the Royal family’s resting place, however it was used as the Supreme Court. The desks and chairs for the trials are still there and the ceiling painting is done in the traditional “Kamasan style.”

1. What to see

Only two structures survived - an entrance gate, now standing by itself,  and the Kertha Gosa pavilion in the middle of the lotus pond.  Even almost half of Kertha Gosa is renovated, even the ceiling was repainted in the 1960s and in 1982, thus the building is not that original anymore.

The Revolutionary War Monument symbolizes the fierce fight of Klungkung residents against the Dutch invaders who finally defeated them.

2. When to see

Kertha Gosa is open daily 9am-5:00pm except for Nyepi day. If it's already closed, there is a side-gate facing the Revolutionary War Monument that you might be able to enter and peek inside.


3. Location
4. How to get there

Most tourists visit Bali on a package tour that includes an option to select from a range of excursions. If travelling on your own, probably the easiest way is to rent a car with a driver for an entire day.  It is not recommended to drive on your own in Indonesia due to the general negligance of driving rules. Singposts are written with Latin alphabet, but it might be difficult to find remote places on your own.

5. Where to stay

There are plenty of hotels to stay in Bali, the best beaches can be found at Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dusa. If you prefer sightseeing, Sanur area is highly recommended since it has the best location to avoid the traffic jams of Denpasar.

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