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  This site is aimed to support "Bali Province Government's" program of promoting Bali as a major tourist attraction. Hopefully, this site can give a better information to understanding about Bali.  
 

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B a l i  is one of 30 Provinces of The Republic of Indonesia. It is divided into eight regencies and an administration town of Denpasar. One of the regencies is Klungkung, which is the smallest regency in Bali in terms of the population number. This regency is located in the east part of Bali island. This small regency derives its name from the old court town of Klungkung. The name means "beauty" or "happiness" and the capital town of this regency is Semarapura. Semarapura was formerly the name of Palace which governs Klungkung Regency.

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Kertha Gosa, which is situated in the central town of Semarapura, was the place for administration and traditional justice in thesemarapura city pre colonial times by a council consisting of the great king and his priests. Next to The Kertha Gosa is Taman Gili known as a Floating House (Bale Kambang) which was the King Guard's headquarter. These two buildings are decorated with Kamasan Traditional Paintings. A colonial building, located next to these two buildings, is Semarajaya Museum, collecting some handicraft of Klungkung, pre-historic and historic articles especially those used in the period of Klungkung heroic battle. In the southern part of the museum area, there stand the main gate of Semarapura Palace "Pemedal Agung".

 
 

The newest sight, in Semarapura Town is Patung Kandapat Sari, situated in the main junction of Semarapura Town. Some people consider thisland mark of klungkung statue as the landmark of Klungkung Regency. Next to this landmark there stand a historical monument known as Monument of Klungkung Heroic Battle. This monument is a cenotaph reminiscent of an event that once took place on April 28,1908. It isrt well-known as "Puputan", a counter-defence of The Great King of Klungkung against the Dutch soldiers. Moving south of Semarapura town along the main road, one will arrive at the under construction of Tourism Villages, home of traditional Painting Kamasan Village, Bali's original capital "Gelgel".

 

Tedung PradeMoving east, of Semarapura Town along the main road, one will cross the Unda River. A rapid wading (Rafting) recreation is now available along the river. One should come and enjoy it. Passing through the river, there are a number of interesting villages, including Paksabali, famous for its the Pasraman Dewa festival. Further to east, one will arrive at fishing village of Kusamba , with its dramatic black sand beaches. Not far from beyond Kusamba is the famous Goa Lawah bat cave temple, one of the state temples of Klungkung.

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Driving to the west, of the town of Semarapura, is the village of Tiingan, most famous as the village of Gamelan Smiths. Not far from Tiingan, there is a Museum of classical painting "I Nyoman Gunarsa", collecting Multifarious kind of classical Balinese paintings. Moving north of Semarapura along the main road, one will arrive at The majestic "Mother Temple" of Besakih. !

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