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In the Indonesian independence war there was not much fighting between the locals and the Dutch on Bali, but one fierce battle was fought at Margarana. The leader of the Balinese warriors, Gusti Ngurah Rai, and many of his men were killed here. Now there...More
While off the paths normally tread by tourists, this site is important in understanding the independence struggle. The site of a 1946 battle between Dutch and Balinese forces, the markers (they're not gravestones) indicate how many Balinese died for Indonesian independence (although only 96 were...More
At the age of 29, the heroic Balinese I Gusti Nghurah Rai (for whom the airport is named), died in a puputan which achieved independence for Indonesia. The memorial park to Ngurah Rai and his men contains a monument, two pavilions, shady gardens and memorials...More
Visited with a hired driver. The grounds are well cared for but the museum artefacts are falling into state of disrepair and slowly being eaten. The information is a little sparse. Margarana is usually visited by balinese school children and you will not usually see...More