Margarana Bali Heroes Monument

This monument is a silent witness to the Puputan Margarana battle on November 20, 1946.

If you go to Bali, you might know the name I Gusti Ngurah Rai as the name of an international airport in Bali. But he is actually the name of a hero from Bali in the struggle for Indonesian independence.

The Margarana Monument was built with the Tri Mandala concept of upstream, middle and downstream. When you enter this monument, you will see an inscription containing the names of heroes buried in Margarana Monument. They are national heroes under the leadership of I Gusti Ngurah Rai in the Margarana battle.

Entering the front (downstream), there is a ceremonial courtyard, and two resort halls surrounded by extensive green grass for visitors who want to relax.

In the middle yard, we will also see the Statue of Panca Bakti which illustrates the unity of all the people in the struggle for independence.This section is called Taman Karya Alam.

Entering the center, you will see the Temple or Tugu Heroes standing majestically.

This temple also carved the contents of I Gusti Ngurah Rai's answer letter to the Netherlands.

On the north and northeast of the idol park area of ​​the Margarana is the Happy Park.

In this section, you will find thousands of small monuments (such as tombstones) which are symbols of the heroes who died in this puputan.Included a gravestone for an unknown hero.

In the area of ​​Margarana Idol Park, there is also a Historical Building.

This building is located to the east of  Margarana Temple surrounded by ponds. This building holds historical of relic objects. Such as weapons taken from the NICA army (invaders), communication equipment, disguises, medical devices, etc.

If you take a tours program, this monument is located among the famous tourist areas in Bali, namely Tanah Lot & Bedugul. [ED/DN]