Puputan Klungkung Monument is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bali. The monument takes up the form of Lingam-Yoni, and is located in city’s CBD.
One of the things that makes the monument a key tourist attraction is that it rises to 28 metres above the ground, which makes it a distinct part of the city’s skyline.
Puputan Klungkung Monument Landmark, History Tour & Entry Fee
In a final confrontation with the Dutch, the Raja of Klungung with 200 soldiers tried to attack the Dutch but was shot. The six wives of the king then killed themselves in response, followed by the 200 followers. The use of black stone to carve out the monument is significant in the Hindu religion as the colour black signifies that the war is done.
Apart from the main monument, you will also find a room equipped with memorabilia and historical photos and artefacts which depicts the struggle of the Indonesian people during this time.
The Klungkung Monument is located in the middle of Semarapura so it can be reached easily from Denpasar, Besakih or Candi Dasa and is visited regularly by locals and foreigners. There is no entry fee to see the monument.