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Amed, Karangasem Regency

  • Delve into the beauty of black sands at Amed beach a rare sight of deep black sands contrasting with clear blue sea. The black sand is an effect of volcanic deposits but this is what makes this beach famous.

    Apart from it’s striking beauty, Amed is also home to numerous fishing villages providing cheap accommodation for the avid backpacker.


    Seafood is a delicacy here, boasting some of the best delectable seafood dishes you’ve ever tried. Spend a whole day exploring this amazing destination and it’s perks.

    Activities: Featuring a flat bottom lagoon, it’s also a perfect spot to learn snorkelling and diving, and the reef is a short distance away by boat in calm waters.

Attractions

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Tirta Gangga

On completion of the lost masterpiece at the Ujung, the water-loving rajah of the Amlapura, was up with another go at building – the water palace of his dreams in the year 1948. He succeeded with the Taman Tirta Gangga which was a beautiful crescent of rice-¬terrace-lined hills for a backdrop.

Highlights: Tirta Gangga is a multi-level fantasy that is very well equipped with two swimming ponds which are a drawcard on the weekends. The ornamental water of the ponds features a huge lotus and koi blossoms that are an aromatic reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. Do check out the 11-tiered meru fountain here.

Location: Tirta Gangga is located in eastern Bali. It lies about 5 kilometers away from Karangasem.

Timings: Site is open round the year however the tickets are available only from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price: For foreign tourists: Rp 20,000. To take a bathe in the pools you’ll have to pay an addition Rp 10,000.

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