Most tourists visiting the highlights of Klungkung don’t spend the night there. Bali has its tourist areas (Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Ubud, Nusa Dua etc.) and its traditional district capitals (Bangli, Gianyar, Klungkung etc. ). Its almost like having a parrallel universe, one that the locals think is all important, but one we westerners hardly notice.
For people intending to stay in Klungkung, here is a bit of info on what’s available.
Cahaya Puskaka is a cheap guest house with simple rooms close to the street.
Loji Ramayana has better rooms for a slightly higher price, which are quieter than Cahaya.
•Places to eat:
I’d say go for a wolak and ask the locals, they know where the new places are, and are likely to point you to somewhere good. Jl. Nakula has a couple of places that have a menu in English. You are not going to find a great selection off food places in Klungkung, as far as a westerner is concerned.
Always good to know where the supermarket is, in case you need to stock up on supplies. In Klungkung the Cahaya Melati, is located on Jl. Puputan opposite Taman Gili in the center of town.
If for some reason you just have to mail somewthing from Klungkung, there is a post office located on Jl. Untung Surapati.
The tourist office is located on Jl. Untung Surapati 3, in the same building as Museum Daerah Semarapura. (open Mon-thurs 7.30am-3.30pm, Fri 7am-1.15pm) (0366)21448
Jl. Nakula and Jl. Diponegoro have a selection of banks and ATM’s.
Klungkung makes a handy day trip for people staying in Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud and Candi Dasa. Those places are within easy reach and offer way more, in terms of accommodation and food. Klungkung is a place to visit during the day then leave.