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Museum Gedong Arca

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The region east of Ubud comprising the villages of Bedulu, Pejeng and Tampaksiring is one of the most archaeologically significant locales in Bali. Offering an overview of this ancient history is a small archaeology museum, the Museum Gedong Arca, in the village of Bedulu.





The area has been settled since the Bronze Age (and likely earlier) and today tourists can visit the ancient sites of Goa Gajah, Yeh Pulu, Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul, as well as some significant temples including Pura Penataran Sasih which houses the “Moon of Pejeng” the largest known Bronze-age relic in the world, a drum believed to have been made around 300 BC.

Simple, striking displays. Photo taken in or around Museum Gedong Arca, Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Simple, striking displays. Photo: Sally Arnold

At the time of our visit in January 2017, the museum had been newly renovated, but the artefacts had not yet moved to their new home, however we were still able to view the somewhat eclectic collection ranging from Neolithic tools, Bronze and Iron Age artefacts through to Chinese ceramics as well as some rather lovely small eighth century Buddhist terracotta stupas and early Buddhist and Hindu stone carvings. The labelling was a bit hodgepodge, and not all in English, however that may change with the new ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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Museum Gedong Arca
Six kilometres east of Ubud, Jalan Raya Tampasksiring, Bedulu
Mon–Fri 08:00–16:00 Closed weekends and holidays.
T: (0361) 942 347 
Admission: Free

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