The classical Balinese paintings are produced in the village of Kamasan, Klungkung, but I am heading for Ubud first. I will be staying at the Puri Saraswati Bungalows, named after the Goddess of Arts, Knowledge and Wisdom; can’t have it better! This is in a town centre, a stone’s throw from the Ubud Royal Palace and Puri Lukisan (Art) Museum; a short walk to the Sacred Monkey Forest and the Great Temple of Death.

Look at Saraswati

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Balinese Painting
Detail of painting collected by Anthony Forge from a palace in Bangli District, depicted temptation of Arjuna. Size of entire painting: 74 x 89cm Image: Australian Museum
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