Saturday, November 3, 2007

Puputan Klungkung Monument

The height of this monument is about 28 meters from the base of the monument. The cone shape of monumenty is called Ligga - Yoni, located in the center of Semarapura city, which was built in the area measuring 123 m2. The name of the Puputan Klungkung Monument whose announce formally by the Secretary of the Interior on April 28, 1992.
All construction of this monument is done with the black stone, with the proper sense of Hindu philosophy that war could be completely that the work done by the best generations of klungkung kingdom along with its people. Monument Puputan Klungkung is located in the center of Semarapura city, making it easily accessible from the side of Denpasar, Besakih and Candi Dasa, as it stands on the busy route traffic. The location of the Puputan Klungkung Monument very strategic because it is near to Kertha Gosa and Taman Gili, the mall, the traditional market and the Klungkung Goverment office.
The Puputan Klungkung which is the historic Memorial Monument of a war that happened on Tuesday, April 28, 1908, and this monument had happened to the war against Dutch Colonialism. The Klungkung people really honored and loved their homeland, which were supervised by the management of a king who had the power at that time who were killed during the war againt the Dutch colonization. Despite the fact that the territory of Klungkung regency small area only if we compare with the Indonesian Archipelago territory, but they could defend their territory and right through Klungkung war. On the ground floor of lingga there is a square lobby with 4 tickets to the position in the east, west, south and north. The height of the monument is 28 meters. Considering that between the building on the ground floor and lingga there is building with eight faces decorated by 19 paintings of lotus flowers. All numbers reflecting the date of Puputan KLungkung War on April 28, 1908, which is now commemorated every year. Whereas in the room of the monument completed the diorama, which represents the struggle of the people with king.

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