January 25, 2021

Triwana

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Klungkung Districts

Klungkung is the smallest district in the region compared to other districts in Bali. Klungkung represents approximately 351 Km2 with a population of about 173,900 people spread across 4 sub-districts. Despite its small territory. Klungkung is also a cluster of Nusa islands consisting of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Located in a location bordered by Gianyar, Bangli and Karangasem, the livelihood of Klungkung people largely rests on agriculture.

Before the disaster of Mount Agung, Gunaksa area even became the best producer of Bali Rice With Tabanan area. Seeing from the area of Klungkung Regency, it is hard to believe that Klungkung in the past is the center of Bali’s government. In fact, Bali controlled from Gelgel Klungkung when reaching the Golden Age during the reign of Dalem Batur Enggong around the 15th century. After the rebellion of Patih Gusti Agung Maruti then the center of Government was transferred to Klungkung during the reign of Dalem Dimade. Domiciled as the center of the kingdom in the past, among others, the cause in Klungkung developed branches of arts and crafts that refer to cultural and religious life. Village Tihingan is a very famous village in the making of the Gambelan industry, the village of Budaga is known as the maker of bronze and brass ceremonies, while the village is known as the craftsmen of fiery serpents and Pura fashion devices. In addition, the village of Kamasan is famous for its classical paintings of puppets that are not as beautiful as paintings but are loaded with religious susaitra. The village of Kamasan, about 4 kilometers south of the city of Klungkung, is also known as the village of the Bokor craftsmen and its silver devices are commonly used in the implementation of ceremonies.