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Klungkung Temple, Bali

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Pay a visit to Klungkung Temple for some insight into Balinese culture and architecture. Surrounded by a lake with numerous lily pads, the grounds and temple provide a scenic view and good spot to take pictures. Marvel at the murals and ceiling carvings in the traditional wayang style: with colorful deep backgrounds and flat figures, they depict various rewards and punishments for good and bad karma. The museum portion of the complex is devoted to the history of Balinese royalty up until they were conquered by Dutch colonists. Sarongs are necessary to wear in the temple and provided at the entrance. Use our Klungkung holiday planner to add Klungkung Temple and other attractions to your Klungkung vacation plans.
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  • smal, yet with a lot of history behind, nicely conservated, with a short visit and low entrance is one of the quickest visits into Bali. But it should not be missed. Nice pavilion, nice art work.........  more »
  • Definitely do go, spend some time studying The Hall of Justice ceiling -it' s an Indonesian equivalent of Sistine Chapel. Little History Museum dedicated to the last dynasty and Puputan is also intere...  more »
  • We enjoyed this rather short visit to this former Palace of justice. Our guide explained many details of the frescoes on the ceiling with all the tortures of what ' one incurs if we have a bad Karma we have also seen the interesting Museum. Too bad we be harassed with insistence during the visit.
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