Museum Purbakala in Gianyar - Bali
Gedong Arca/ Statue Museum in Gianyar – Bali
Identification and point of attraction
This Museum of Statue is a field Archaeological museum. It has been built since 1960 under the supervision of Bali’s Archaeological Regional Office and was opened for public in 1974. In this building there is a collection of archaeological remains dated back at pre-History of Bali.
This Museum is located between Pejeng and Bedulu village, by the side of the road to Tampak Siring. The distance from Penataran Sasih temple to the Museum is about 400 m.
There is a lot of domestic and foreign tourist visiting this museum. They visit this place in order to look at the archaeological remains or for doing a research.
Among the collection of per-Historical remains, there are also some stuffs made of stones, bones and so forth, the most attractive sight is some sarcophagus originating from several places in Bali. In general the sarcophagus as are in the form of turtle, having bulges at its sides and decorated with a mask showing a big overlooking eyes, open mouth or joking with its tongue coming out. Other collection, among other things are some bronze statues, etc.