My name is Made, pronounced Mah-Day. I am a local English speaking Balinese driver and guide and I would love to show you some of the historical sites on our island.
Kertah Gosa is one of them. It is located in the regency of Klungkung of the former powerful kingdom located there. This building was created in approximately 1700 by the King of Klungkung, I Dewa Agung Jambe.
Kertha means prosperity, jurisdiction, and penalization, and Gosa means the place to discuss. So you can imagine that this place was used for some pretty important discussions about the prosperity and justice of Bali.
When the Dutch colonized this regency, the building took on different functions as a court of justice. Notice the interesting decorations on the ceiling, they depict the famous shadow puppets of Bali.
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