Kerta Gosa – the court house of Justice
Kerta Gosa, locally known as Taman Gili Kerta Gosa, is one of Bali’s most important historical sites in the main town of the Klungkung regency. The landmark dates back to 1686 as a venue for the royal family’s rituals before serving as a court during the Dutch occupancy from 1908 to 1942 – that leads to its name, ‘hall of justice’. Kerta Gosa is a fine example of unique and traditional Balinese architecture presented by 2 main structures – a grand hall with Kamasan-style paintings on ceilings inspired by notable Hindu epics and a floating pavilion that's surrounded by a moat. If you’re history buffs or have a passion for architecture, it’s truly worth a visit to Kerta Gosa in East Bali.