"East Coast Trading Center" Klungkung by kyoub

Klungkung Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 33 photos


The new name is Semarapura but most people still call it Klungkung.
It is the district capitol and an important trading point on the road to east Bali.
The most important historicial sights there is a pair of pavillions set in an ornamental moat, known as Taman Gili.
We stopped here on a tour of the east side of Bali while staying at the Blue Moon in Selang.
We thought the former palace was quite interesting. It would have been nice to have a guide to explain what we were seeing but there was not another person there, as we walked around the area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical pavilions
  • In a nutshell:A very interesting town
  • Last visit to Klungkung: May 2003
  • Intro Written Sep 12, 2004
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  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2007 at 7:40 AM

    fascinating insight into banother little corner of the island that i missed

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2007 at 2:59 PM

    Interesting place this Klungkung is. Even the name is interesting.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    It seems you had a good look at these interesting royal attractions from long-bygone days! The Puputan Monument was so interesting I had to check it out on Google!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2007 at 4:15 PM

    I've never seen anything like the Moated Garden before...it looks like it would be a serene spot in which to reflect.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2007 at 6:33 AM

    200 members of the Klungkung royal court commited ritual suicide? It sounds scarry. I like the Floating Pavillon photo.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 3:42 AM

    Another fascinating page on Balinese society...terrific photos and narration.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 10:58 AM

    Do you know why the Klungkung royal court killed themselves? Sounds like there is a fascinating history to this place. Lovely photos Kay, very interesting (~_~)

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2005 at 6:24 AM

    Interesting tips here, lovely narration, well done.

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 7:01 AM

    I am happy to be the first to comment on this page Kay. There are so many interesting places in Bali to visit, and you have done a great job on this. Thanks


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