Semarajaya Museum Klungkung

26/07/2022 02:07

Many tourists visit Bali to just spend vacation time and make unforgettable memories. Because there is so much beauty and uniqueness that must be enjoyed. When you are in Bali, it feels like time is running slowly. There is always a sense of dissatisfaction when on vacation in Bali because there are so many fun activities that need to be done and it feels like a short vacation time is not enough.

One of the fun activities while on vacation in Bali is visiting all the exciting and popular tourist attractions. Starting from nature tourism, cultural tourism, culinary tourism, to various other exciting places. One of them is a historical place such as the Semarajaya Klungkung Museum.




Visiting Popular Educational Tours in Bali

Bali is indeed a small island but has many beautiful tourist attractions that can be visited, such as Klungkung Regency. Like other districts, the Klungkung area also has many tourist attractions. Starting from natural tourism, culinary to cultural education tours.

The Samarajaya Museum in Klungkung is a suitable place for tourists who want to get to know the culture in Bali, especially in Klungkung. The reason is, the museum which is located in the Kerta Gosa complex area is one of the choices for educational tourism. There are many historical objects related to culture.


The Excitement of the History 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 heritage which has a function as a school, to be precise the MULO school.

Inside this museum, there are 3 main rooms which are storage places for collectibles, each of which is used to store a collection of prehistoric objects, historical objects, and Klungkung crafts.

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




Various Unique Collections 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 simultaneously with the Puputan Klungkung Monument. In addition, one of the 3 main rooms in this monument also houses a collection of events from the Puputan Klungkung War. Photos of the kings of Klungkung are also clearly visible in this room, including photos of Ida I Dewa Agung Gede Jambe sitting flanked by two crown princes Ida I Dewa Agung Gede Agung, Ida Tjokorde Rake Pugog (the king's brother), and Putra Agung Gede 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 witnessed directly. Emilio Ambron himself is a person who lived in Bali between 1938 and 1942. There are a total of 69 paintings by Emilio in this museum. Where all of Emilio's paintings tell the living conditions of the Balinese people in the past.



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

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