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Klungkung, Bali

Klungkung is the smallest district in Bali bordering with Gianyar at the West and Indian Ocean at the South. Within this area, there is a territory named Semarapura which is the district government focus as well as the place where dance, kerawitan, carving, sculpture, architecture, wayang and religious ceremonies were born. As the center of Klungkung Palace – now renowned as Puri Agung Semarapura – there are plenty of historical sites that attracts tourists’ attention. One of it is Bale Kambang, a place where you can find its 3 different kinds of story in the ceiling painted in Klungkung style. Also, Puputan Monument renowned as the symbol to honor Klungkung’s warrior against the Dutch who tried to invade Klungkung Kingdom. Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan is also part of Klungkung District. This is the island where people consider it as the Indonesian Maldive which is why it has a lot of tourists. Clear water, white sand, plenty of exciting underwater activities, also the stunning views of the sea became one of the reason why this place has turned into a famous destination.

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About Klungkung Bali

Bearing the title as the smallest district in Bali, yet Klungkung has a lot of charms. Most of its territory is islands consisting of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. You will find many interesting tourist attractions to explore in Klungkung. In ancient times, Klungkung had become the kings’ government centre on the Island of Gods, Bali. King of Klungkung himself is the direct heir and the descendant of Kresna Kepakisan Dynasty. No wonder the historical nuances are firmly attached to this district, with Semarapura as its capital city. So, what distinguishes Klungkung tourism from other districts in Bali? What kinds of exciting places that you will find while visiting here? Here is the summary of all the information about Klungkung.

Top Things to Do in Klungkung Bali

Besides its charming coastlines, Klungkung Regency has many tourist attractions, ready to welcome you. You must include the following recommendations on the vacation list when you visit Klungkung

Nusa Penida

Most tourists who have visited Bali must have heard the name of Nusa Penida. The small island located in the southeast of Bali is the perfect place to explore the maritime charm of Klungkung. There are many interesting spots certainly worth a visit. Pasih Uug or Broken Beach is one of them. It presents a beach view bordered by rounded cliffs. You can swim in the sea with challenging corals or sit back while hunting Instagenic photos. Besides Pasih Uug, there are Angel’s Billabong, Pasih Andus, and Bukit Atuh, which is said to rival the beauty of Raja Ampat in Papua.

Bakas Village

Located in Banjarangkan District, you can enjoy the experience of seeing and riding an elephant in Bakas Village with Bakas Elephant Riding. A 30-minute drive from Denpasar, you can have a tour with elephants wandering through the Safari Elephant Park to the banks of Melangit River.

Kertha Gosa

One of the historical remnants that you can still witness directly in Klungkung Regency is Kertha Gosa tourist attraction in the capital city of Semarapura. Three main buildings in it show the 17th-century Balinese architecture; those are Bale Kertha Gosa, Bale Kambang, and Medal Agung or Pintu Megah Kerajaan Klungkung. Before entering the Bale Kambang building area, you must cross a brick bridge.

Bukit Belong Gunaksa (Belong Hill Gunaksa)

Do you want to look at Klungkung from a height? Bukit Belong Gunaksa is the right place for you. Young people usually spend time in this popular destination on the weekend. You can take pictures or sit relaxed with your dearest here. The hill which belongs to the Gunaksa Village area, Dawan District is quite easy to find. Keep in mind that there are no drink and food vendors at this tourist location. Before coming here, don't forget to pack some snacks for lunch while you are at the top of the hill.

Pasar Seni Kota Semarapura (Klungkung Art Market)

You should stop by Pasar Seni Kota Semarapura. It is just the east of Kertha Gosa parking area. This art market is famous among tourists who want to hunt for endek cloth or Balinese woven cloth. Made directly by hand by local artisans, this cloth from Semarapura City Art Market is suitable for souvenirs.

Top Culinary in Klungkung Bali

While enjoying a variety of tourist attractions, you cannot miss tasting Klungkung culinary. Check out some recommendations below to get delicious dishes from Klungkung!

Pasar Senggol Klungkung (Senggol Market Klungkung)

When you get to Klungkung, don't forget to taste serombotan. This local speciality is made from boiled vegetables (long beans, spinach, water spinach, and eggplants) with spicy peanut sauce. You can find lots of serombotan sellers by visiting Pasar Senggol Klungkung. Besides a place to shop, Pasar Senggol Klungkung is an option for a culinary tour. Other than serombotan, you can also find meatballs, various fresh vegetables, terang bulan, to babi guling (pig roast).

The Monkey Bar at Bella Kita

Located on Jalan Bukit Abah, Besan, The Monkey Bar at Bella Kita serves a variety of Asian and Indonesian dishes. Carrying a unique and soothing concept, you can eat a variety of delicious menus while watching the fascinating scenery of Klungkung. Unlike the other bars in Bali, there are swimming pool facilities with Buddha statues on the edges here. Because of all these advantages, it's no wonder that The Monkey Bar often becomes a favourite destination for tourists, local or foreign, to spend a relaxing weekend while eating delicious food.

Warung Lesehan Merta Sari

Warung Lesehan Merta Sari is one of the legendary culinary places in Klungkung. Began operating in the 1980s with a menu of fish soup and onion sambal, this stall is now increasingly popular and even become a must-visit spot in Klungkung. One of the favourite menus here is sate lilit ikan (wrapped fish satay). Fresh tuna taken from the ocean will be processed, seasoned, and grilled. Besides sate lilit ikan, you can also try a delicious fish soup menu. To avoid the queue, don’t come in the holiday season or weekends since this shop will be inevitably full.

Where to Stay in Klungkung Bali

Besides attractive destinations and good food, you also need comfortable accommodation with the best services to complete your vacation. Check out the following hotel recommendations in Klungkung!

Villa Driftwood

Do you want to enjoy the tropical vacation atmosphere by the beach? Villa Driftwood on Nusa Lembongan Island is ready to welcome you. With all-wood building materials, you will be spoiled by the view of the sea, along with the sound of the waves. Some exciting destinations, such as Sandy Bay Beach Restaurant, Sandy Bay Beach Club, and Nusa Lembongan beaches, are close to the property.

Simpang Inn Bungalow

This B&B concept inn offers comfortable rooms at affordable prices in Nusa Penida. Some fascinating attractions around Simpang Inn Bungalow include The Salt and Pepper Waroeng, Crystal Bay Beach, and Nusa Lembongan beaches. You can find this accommodation by coming directly to Sakti Village, Nusa Penida, Klungkung.

The Grand Bakas Village

Looking for a comfortable and quiet atmosphere, you can choose the Grand Bakas Villa to stay. Equipped with a swimming pool and beautiful surroundings, this inn is perfect for having a honeymoon or celebrating anniversaries with your partner. The Grand Bakas Village is in Bakas, Banjarangkan, Klungkung.

Various tourist attractions in Klungkung, a variety of delicious culinary, to the accommodation options are enough to tempt you to plan a vacation to Bali. Open the Traveloka app now, then find flight tickets, hotel rooms, and entrance tickets to attractive tourist attractions in Klungkung.

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