The Margarana Battle Museum

Located at the ” Margarana Hero’s Graveyard” in Marga – Tabanan Regency-Bali.

Descriptions :

This museum was opened in 1986 by the former Governor of Bali, Mr Ida Bagus Mantra. It is managed by the “Kebaktian Pejuang Daerah Bali” foundation. Beside the museum you will find the freedom fight monument. The museum is also collecting historical items, such as weapons, old communication tools, items used in the freedom fight and civil costumes used by the hero I Gusti Ngurah Rai The Margarana (“Battle of Marga”) memorial park honors a regiment of guerilla fighters killed by a Dutch ground attack and aerial bombardment shortly after World War II ended. This monument is located in Marga, 15 km northeast of Tabanan. The Balinese whom were armed only with sharpened bamboo poles far outnumbered the Dutch but the great spirit of independence led them to the victory. The aristocratic leader of this futile last stand was Lt. Col. I Gusti Ngurah Rai. His name is now commemorated on street signs all over the island and Bali’s main international airport is named in his honor. In the middle of this monument is a 17 meter tall, 8 roofed monument shaped like a Javanese candi, it symbolized the unity of the fallen revolutionaries in their fight for freedom.It’s not just a regular tourist stop, it’s worth a visit for its reverential atmosphere.

How to Get To The Margarana Battle Museum

  1. 1 hour from Denpasar
  2. 20 minutes from Tabanan
  3. 15 minutes from Bali Butterfly Park

What You Can See around the Margarana Battle Museum

  1. Bali Butterfly Park is one of the biggest butterfly parks in Southeast Asia. Find out the beautiful scenery by seeing a thousand species of butterflies from throughout Indonesia.This park offers many different kind of colors, shapes and sizes.
  2. Penatahan Hot Spring Also known as Yeh Panes, a beautiful natural resting place, on an upper land of a river surrounded by fresh vegetation and green forest. At this location, you will find a waterfall while the hot spring comes up in the middle of a temple under the big banyan tree. Back-grounded by the magnificent Mt. Batukaru, fresh and cool weather, beautiful natural surroundings, Yeh Panes has been an ideal place for relax and recreation.
  3. Belulang Hot spring consider as the hottest hot spring in Bali, located in the middle of the terraced rice field. If you like we give you chance for swimming or showering in the fountain here, but don’t forget to bring your towel and change cloths as not allowed to take a bath naked here.
  4. Pura Luhur Batukaru, on the slopes of the second highest mountain Batukaru was the state temple when Tabanan was an independent kingdom. The temple is one of the six axial temples sacred to all Hindu Balinese. The temple was renovated in 1991, and the grounds have been planted with the most modern civic landscaping, thus robbing it of much of its former mysterious quality.
  5. Jatiluwih, one of the most picturesque areas lies about 20 kilometers north of Tabanan, in Bali’s western region. Situated majestically in the hills 850 meters above sea level, Jatiluwih means ”really beautiful”. An appropriate name indeed with expansive views across terraced rice paddies, undulating hills and valleys. Arrive at lunchtime and enjoy a meal in the restaurant while soaking up the view, cool climate and fresh air. It is stretch from the foothill of the volcano of Batukaru to the south coast.