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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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  • 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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  • Old Palace, Palace of justice, it is today a tourist who's worth the look! You will enjoy the paintings of the courthouse that explain bad spells that await you in got beyond it if your conduct here is not exemplary. You will also see paintings of the horoscope of the Royal Palace and the pools that surround him. A good time...
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  • A really lovely peaceful place which is the old palace and justice hall. Set on a moated raised plateau surrounded by waterlilys and koi, the ceilings have fabulously painted pictures depicting mainly...  more »