Taman Gili

Visit the Klungkung Palace remains, the residence of the last of the Balinese kingdoms to be conquered by the Dutch, where you can admire historic architecture and art.

You may see this place referred to by several names, such as Puri Agung Semarapura, Klungkung Palace, Taman Gili and Kerta Gosa.

The site houses the remains of the Klungkung Royal Palace, which was destroyed during Dutch colonisation in the 17th century. All that survived was the Taman Gili, meaning the "moated garden". You can visit the following buildings in the compound:

  • Bale Kambang: A floating pavilion located in the centre of a moat that contains ceiling paintings depicting Balinese mythology.
  • Kerta Gosa: The old pavilion of the Hall of Justice with typical Klungkung-style architecture and paintings.
  • Daerah Semarajaya Museum: A small museum containing artefacts belonging to the Klungkung dynasty.
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Although it isn't a temple, you'll need to dress respectfully.

Schedule

Every day: 8:30 am - 6 pm.

Price

50 IDR (US$ 0) per person.

Nearby places

Goa Lawah (7.4 km) Goa Gajah (12.8 km) Ubud (15.5 km) Monkey Forest (16 km) Besakih Temple (18.8 km)