Kerta Gosa hall of justice

Kerta Gosa Tourism Object is one of the historical tourist attractions in Bali that is interesting and mandatory for European and Australian tourists to visit, because this Kerta Gosa tourist spot has historical value during the Dutch colonial era which is very thick to know. Starting from the reign of the king of Klungkung until the Japanese colonial period in 1945 in Indonesia, especially in Bali.
Kerta Gosa tourist attractions are one of the main attractions of eastern tourism in Klungkung Regency, Bali. Kerta Gosa is already famous to foreign countries so that this tourist spot in Bali is able to attract foreign tourists every day. Not only that, this Kerta Gosa tourist attraction is starting to become a favorite tourist spot in Klungkung Bali which is never deserted by tourists from various parts of the world.


The Kerta Gosa building is part of the Klungkung royal building complex, which was built in 1686 by the first holder of power, Ida I Dewa Agung Jambe. In ancient times Kerta Gosa was a place for discussion about the security, justice and prosperity situation of the Balinese kingdom, or what was called the court in ancient Bali. Bale Kerta Gosa also served as a place for court hearings during the Dutch colonial period (1908-1942) and during the Japanese occupation (1043-1945). which we can still see today, such as equipment from the Kerta Gosa building such as chairs, tables and others that are carved and decorated with tinsel.
Kerta Gosa is an open tourist spot which is part of the Semarapura royal building. Kerta Gosa tourism object consists of two buildings (bale), namely Bale Kertagosa and Bale Kambang. It is called Bale Kambang because the building is surrounded by a pond, namely Taman Gili. The uniqueness of Kerta Gosa in Klungkung and the Bale Kambang building is that on the surface of the ceiling or ceiling this bale is decorated with traditional paintings (wayang style) that depict the cases being tried, as well as the types of punishments that will be received, if you make a mistake. The function of the two buildings is closely related to the function of education through wayang paintings, the story of which is presented on the ceiling of the building.
Besides that, the paintings also tell the law of karma, the reward or the consequences of the good and bad actions of humans carried out during their lives and reincarnation into the world to atone for all the sins of their actions. The wayang paintings that are on the ceiling of the Kerta Gosa building are the result of classic works of the Kamasan wayang art style, even now the village of Kamasan still preserves this traditional painting style. The village is located 4 km south of the city of Semarapura, the development of painting is indeed recognized and loved by the king of Waturenggong who ruled the Gelgel Kingdom at that time, so that the heritage of painting from the royal era can still be found in Kerta Gosa as a cultural heritage.

How to get there?

Kertagosa is a tourist attraction located in the middle of the Klungkung Regency City, Bali, approximately 45 Km or 1 hour from Bali International Airport
to the east of Denpasar by crossing a long bypass road. To make it easier for readers to know the exact location of the tourist attraction, please click on the link below which will take you to the Google Map page



Good to know about Kerta Gosa

The spacious, stepped and open Kerta Gosa hall is set within a walled complex. You can admire the unique and traditional Balinese architecture at the gates, walls and main building. However, the main distinctive highlight is the art-painted and painted hall ceiling. These paintings are fine works of the technique known as the Kamasan style. The paintings were originally applied to textiles, but a series of past restoration projects had pieces repainted onto plasterboard. Most of the paintings are about spiritual teachings and guidance – each part tells a different story, from karma and reincarnation to phases of human life, from birth to death and to nirvana. Kamasan Village is a village in Klungkung which is famous for its distinctive painting style depicting traditional Balinese wayang or shadow puppet figures. Scenes are generally inspired by episodes from famous Hindu epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Bale Kambang Pavilion is uniquely surrounded by a moat or pond. The ceiling paintings depict stories from the ancient Javanese epic Sutasoma, with Prince Sutasoma as the protagonist. Both sides of the bridge leading to the 'floating hall' are decorated with statues of guardians and the moat is lined with lotus flowers. The hall served as a place for royal family rituals and rites of passage. It also served as a court during the Dutch occupation of Klungkung from 1908 to 1942 - that is what earned it the nickname, 'hall of justice'.
During the battle against the Dutch military expedition, known as Puputan Klungkung, on 28 April 1908, the last ruler, Dewa Agung Jambe, and his followers succumbed. The accounts of the battle are inscribed at the Puputan Klungkung monument – you can see it at the intersection just north of the north-eastern hall (the hall’s raised position gives you a vantage point over the monument). After the defeat, the inner courtyards of the Semarapura palace were destroyed. The remaining structures were these Kerta Gosa halls with the Bale Kambang floating hall and the Taman Gili gardens. After exploring the complex, you can check out the museum displaying Klungkung’s history, which is within mere walking distance to the west of the Kerta Gosa complex.


price of admission

Entrance ticket to Kerta Gosa is IDR 20,000/person for foreigners. If you want to know the price of admission tickets for all tourist attractions in Bali update 2021, please click the link below

Harga Tiket Masuk Obyek Wisata Bali 2021

tourism low season in bali

Many Indonesian and foreign tourists do not know when the low season for tourist visits to Bali is. Just information for you, the low season of tourist visits on the island of Bali occurs from the beginning of January to the end of April. In addition to that month, the low season on the island of Bali also occurs in mid-September to mid-December because this month is the rainy season. There are many advantages that tourists get when vacationing during the low season in Bali compared to holidays during the high season in Bali. The advantages such as less traffic jams, reduced crowds at tourist attractions, cheaper hotel room prices and the price of renting a private vehicle or rent a car can be negotiated a little.

high season tourism in bali

The high season of tourist visits on the island of Bali occurs in June, July, August, end of December and the first week of January. During the high season on the island of Bali, road traffic is very congested and congested, tourist attractions in Bali are very crowded. In addition, the price of hotel rooms is quite expensive if you compare the prices of hotel rooms during the low season. Moreover, with the construction of the Jakarta - Banyuwangi toll road, the number of private vehicles with foreign plates in Bali can increase 3x.

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USD 40/8 hours (short trip)
USD 50/10 hours (medium trip)
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