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There is an old building in Bali which still stand completely until now. It's located in centre of Denpasar city. Pricesely, it's located in east side of Puputan field Badung, in Great Pura Jagat Natha side. The building has been promoted as the heritage of the Denpasar city.

This building has a long story. It's started at 1910, when the Dutch Ship landed in Bali with many tourist inside. Since that, Bali become famous in other country and it makes many foreign tourist came to Bali. But it make many historical artefacts in Bali lost. In that condition, resient asisstant Bali and Lombok Mr. WJF Kroon give order to Mr. Curt Grundler to make museum planning team which have order to made museum with combined temple and castle architecture. Their architect are I Gusti Gede Ketut Kandel from Bali and Curt Grundler from Germany. Cost and material to build that museum was supported by King of Buleleng, Tabanan, Badung, and Karang Asem.

But, when the building proccess of that museum almost finished at 1917, Batur mountain exploded. And it make some part of museum broken by the earthquake. In 1932, this museum finally finished and opened for public.

Bali's Museum consist of three pavilion, that is Tabanan building, Karang Asem building, and Buleleng building. The Museum concept is Tri Mandala. They are Nista Mandala (the outside), Madya Mandala (the outside before main), and Utama Mandala (the main). In the right side of front corner has a building which called "Bale Bengong". And in the left side of front corner has building which called "Bale Kulkul".

In Tabanan building there are many old times commodities like art commodities, accessory, household tools, ceremony tools, and many traditional weapons. Tabanan building has Tabunan regency architecture.

In Buleleng building with has north Bali style has many household, art, agriculture and fisherman, and entertainment tools, old sculpture which made of from soil, stone, and many more stored there.

In Karang Asem Building which has east Bali style many prehistoric, archaelogy, etnographi commodities and some modern painting displayed in there.

Bali's museum has not less than 10.506 collection, include article, ceramic, ancient money and porcelain.


Sanur has famous museum too, that is Le Meyeur museum. This museum is keeping A.J. Le Mayeur creations, a famous painter from Belgium, but since 1973 he stay in Bali in Sanur area until he died. Le Mayeur is the one who promoted Sanur Beach to the world.

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