Kelungkung Semarajaya Museum

26/11/2022 23:49

As the most popular tourist island, tourists can find many cool and interesting places on the island of Bali. You can also find this cool and cool place in various choices. The Samarajaya Museum in Klungkung is a suitable place for tourists who want to know the culture in Bali, especially in Klungkung. This is because the museum, which is located in the Kerta Gosa complex, is one of the educational tourism options. There are many historical objects related to culture.




The uniqueness of the Semarajaya Museum Building

The Semarajaya Museum has an old building with a unique architecture. This building is known as one of the Dutch legacies that has a function as a school, precisely the MULO school.

Inside the museum there are 3 main rooms which are storage areas for collection items, each of which is used to store collections of prehistoric objects, historical objects, and Klungkung handicrafts.

However, the existence of the Semarajaya Museum also has its own historical events. Namely the Puputan war in Bali and it holds enormous value for the Balinese people. The Puputan Klungkung incident was a milestone event that occurred on April 28, 1908. This event involved the death of several important figures in Bali against the Dutch colonial army. One of them was Ida I Dewa Agung Gede Jambe who ascended the throne of the Klungkung Kingdom in 1904.




Various collectibles at the Semarajaya Museum

This museum was inaugurated on April 28, 1992 by the government through the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. When the inauguration took place at the same time as the Puputan Klungkung Monument. Apart from that, one of the 3 main rooms in this monument also keeps a collection of events from the Puputan Klungkung War. Photos of the king of Klungkung are also clearly visible in this room, including a photo of Ida I Dewa Agung Gede Jambe sitting flanked by the two crown princes Ida I Dewa Agung Gede Agung, Ida Tjokorde Rake Pugog (the king's older brother), and Agung Gede's son Ngurah Pelodot.

There are still many types of historical objects from the Klungkung Kingdom that can be found in this museum such as interesting works of art. Various collections of paintings from the famous Italian painter Emilio Ambron can also be seen in person. Emilio Ambron himself is a person who lived in Bali between 1938 and 1942. In total there are 69 paintings by Emilio in this museum. Where all of Emilio's paintings tell about the living conditions of the Balinese people in the past.

In addition, tourists who come to this museum can see prehistoric traditional objects used by the people of Klungkung in the past. Utensils such as bells and troughs were made from coconut tree trunks and used as a means of making salt.



Jl. Untung Surapati, Semarapura Kelod, Kec. Klungkung, Klungkung regency.



To go to educational tourist attractions in Klungkung is very easy. You just need to find a way to Kerta Gosa. The transportation used also varies, you can use private vehicles or public transportation.


Opening hours

Every day from 8am to 3pm.

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