Bali's smallest district Klungkung is located between Gianyar and
Karangasem, and includes the island of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and
Ceningan. Klungkung itself is a bustling town. Based on the decree of
the Governor of Bali Province on 1993 number 528, Nusa Penida in one of
with also fixed as a tourist resort in Bali. And then base of the
Regency of Klungkung Government on 1996 decree number 284 there are 18
tourist object in the regency inclusive Nusa Penida. On reaching the
town centre. Klungklung was the base of the ancient Javanese Hindu
Kingdom in Bali, from where the Balinese royalty of today draws its
bloodline. It is the oldest kingdom in Bali, with a most exalted Kings.
The famous Kertha Gosa or Royal Court of Justice was built in
Klungklung in the 18th century, displays one of Bali's masterpieces. It
has a wonderfully made ceiling displaying one of Bali's masterpieces
(murals portraying the punishment of hell and the rewards of heaven,
and elaborated in thousands of panels of puppets) all on the ceiling.
Klungklung's golden glory is forever captured in its floating pavilion,
elaborate garden, and charming lotus ponds. Klungklung satisfies one's
wish of returning to the glory of the ancient past.
has played a most important role in Bali's history. It was the seat of
rule of Bali's history. It also seat of rule of Bali's most powerful
dynasty of rajas, Dewa Agung, under whom the island was united during a
glorious period of rich cultural influence. Gajah Mada, head of
Majapahit, pacified and united Bali towards the end of the 13th
century, incorporating the island into the Majapahit Empire. He set
king Kepakisan, the first Dewa Agung "Great Deity". To rule over the
island from his court at Samprangan, near the present town of
Klungkung. Several generations later this seat of power was removed to
nearby Gelgel, where it established much authority and prestige under
the fourth succeeding Dewa Agung.