Gedung Kertya Museum

Gedung Kertya library museum is the only library of lontar manuscripts in the world. These are ancient and sacred texts inscribed on specially prepared leaves from lontar palm. It contains over three thousand texts on religion, customs, philosophy, Folklore, Medicine, Astrology and black magic, written in Balinese, old Javanese and Indonesian. The museum was established by L J J Caron, the resident Dutch in Bali and opened in1928 , the establishment of museum for scholar or literature interest visitors. The museum is open from Monday- Thursday at 07:00-14:30, for Friday and Saturday open at 07:00-13:00. Most of the manuscripts are kept on metal and wooden boxes, Visitors can also see inscribed bronze flats from the 10 century which are amongst the oldest written records found in Bali.

How to Get to Museum Gedung Kertya

  1. 10 minutes from Singaraja
  2. 2 hours from Denpasar
  3. 1 ½ hours from Tabanan Regency

What You Can See Around Museum Gedung Kertya

  1. Lovina Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 Km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 Km west Singaraja is the seat of Buleleng regency. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) of Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is becoming more popular with tourists but remains far quieter than the tourist hotspots of the island's south side.
  2. Git Git Waterfall, The path is lined with souvenir stalls, and persistent guides offer their services, which you have no need for at all. The 40 meters waterfall is quite pretty, and a great place for a picnic.
  3. Banjar Hot Spring, The hot spring (air panas) are only a short distance west of the monastery. Eight carved sandstones Nagas spew water from a natural hot spring into the first bath, which then overflows (via the mouths of five more nagas), into a second larger pool. In a third pool, water pours from three-meter-high spouts to give us a pummeling massage. The water is slightly sulphur and pleasantly hot, so you might enjoy it more in the morning or the evening than in the heat of the day.
  4. Buddha Monastery, This storybook monastery, also known as Brahma Vihara Asrama, has a gleaming orange tile roof, Sukothai-style gold leaf Buddha images, 'raksasa' door guardians, brightly painted stupa with Buddha eyes, and exuberant woodcarvings-a dazzling mix of Balinese Hindu and Buddhist components.
  5. Beji Temple, Some say this is the largest temple and Subak temple in North Bali. For local people this temple is known as Pura Subak; subak here refers to the organization for water supply or irrigation. Pura Subak is a holy place and here you can worship Dewi Sri the Goddess of rice and the symbol of prosperity.