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Best Places to Visit in Karangasem Regency in 2018

  • 01 Ujung Water Palace

    Image Credit : Ujung Water Palace
    Taman Ujung ‘water palace’ with its official and complete designation of the Taman Sukasada Ujung, is the sister site of the Tirta Gangga that was also built by the late Raja of Karangasem.

    Highlights: Ujung Water Palace complex has a number of large pools that are alluring in every way. Amidst the pool, there is a principal building Gili Bale that is connected to the pool via a bridge. Further, its historic structures that are set against the eastern shoreline and overlooked by the Mount Agung is a delight for all history lovers.

    During the volcanic eruption of the Mount Agung in 1963, the site suffered massive devastation by the hot ash that came from these volcanoes. It has also weathered an earthquake in the year 1979. Restoration efforts have been undertaken throughout the decades and this very well justifies the current splendour of the palace which continues to appeal both visitors and locals.

    Location: Ujung Water Palace is located in the Tumbu Village of Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price: IDR 10,000 per person


  • 02 Pasir Puth Beach

    Image Credit : Pasir Puth Beach

    If you’re in for an adventurous road trip then that is what you’ll get trying to locate this secluded beach. Once you do though, it’s a dream come true, Pair Puthit means white sands and that is exactly what you will come across, striking white sands with crystal blue waters making it a tropical paradise.


    You’ll also then notice something lovely unlike almost every other beach in Bali, this one is so secluded there’s not a single villa or hotel in sight. Making it the perfect place for a hide out.

    Activities: You can swim in turquoise waters, rent a beaten-up longue chair and enjoy some local eats on the sparsely populated shoreline.



  • 03 Amed

    Image Credit : Amed

    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.



  • 04 Tirta Gangga

    Image Credit : 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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