Tirta Gangga is based on the beliefs in Balinese Hinduism, where river Ganges and its waters are considered sacred. Its waters are cherished for irrigation and agricultural abundance, recreation and economic activity, as well as for religious functions as these waters are considered holy by the local population. A presence of a Patirthan temple signifies the historic significance of Tirta Gangga in the Balinese tradition as a pilgrimage and holy water site.
Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang in Karangasem, Bali has been a popular place to strike a pose at its Instagram-worthy gate in front of a pristine pool of water that reflects the sky above it. So beautiful, the spot has been dubbed the “gates of heaven”. Pura Lempuyang Luhur is one of the oldest and holiest sites on the island and is thought to predate most Hindu temples there. The whole complex has been dubbed one of the “six sanctuaries of the world,” considered the most sacred places of worship on Bali. Yet, because of its remote location tucked away on the island’s eastern end, the complex sees few foreign visitors.
Taman Sukada or Taman Ujung is also known as Water Palaes, which means Water Palace in Dutch. This tourist spot used to be 400 hectares in Bali, but now only 10 hectares are left because the land is divided into surrounding communities.
This water palace is 111 years old. Raja Karangasem I Gusti Bagus Jelantik built this beautiful garden in 1909 and was completed in 1921. There are Dutch, Chinese and Balinese styles in the building.
This is because, the architect sent by Raja Karangasem was indeed from the two nations, namely Van Den Hentz and another, Loto Ang from China. Do not forget the construction of the Water Palace invites undagi, the traditional architect of Bali.
This beautiful place was destroyed when Mount Agung erupted in 1963. Then, in 1979, Bali was again attacked by a devastating earthquake that resulted in the condition of the death of the Karangasem Puri family was getting worse.
However, the island government with culinary rice Jinggo is not willing to leave his predecessor damaged. Taman Sukada also seems to be undergoing renovation so now it looks slick. Well, this is the name that preserves ancestral heritage.
According to residents around this location, formerly Taman Ujung looks like a ship. Unfortunately, now only the remaining pillars remain connected to each other.
Charly Chocolate Factory Karangasem, if you visit, you will not see any activity in producing chocolate. But you will still be spoiled by the unique buildings that are here. The building is like a house with shades of brown, made of bamboo, the size is also not too big. This brown house has a unique design in it so it is very suitable if used as a spot to take pictures.
Charly was built on the edge of Jasri Beach. During your stay here your eyes will be damaged with amazing views of the natural surroundings. You can enjoy the beautiful beach of the beautiful beach. The gusts of the wind shake the leaves of the coconut trees. And what is interesting and exciting when you’re here is that there are at least 3 large swings tied to the trunks of coconut trees, so you can relax looking at the beach while swinging.
There is more that makes this Karangasem Charly Chocolate Factory attract the attention of tourists, namely there is a building that is designed similar to a large ship. Here you can relax and look around on the boat, so you feel like on a big sea boat that is sailing even though the boat is not real sailing. Besides being on it you can also get into it, enjoying the scenery while taking pictures on the boat is also a fun activity.
This tourist spot is a tourist attraction that is classified as very rare, we can feel the life as a member of the kingdom yes the name is Lotus Lagoon Bali, namely Lotus Pool, which is in Karangasem district. Which is located in West Bali, to visit there (Lotus Lagoon) from Ngurah Rai Airport approximately 80 km that can be reached by car or motorcycle approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Maybe quite far distance traveled to this one tourist spot, to arrive at the destination, our fatigue will be replaced by the magnificent Lotus Pool in Lotus Lagoon Bali, like we feel part of a royal member, a pool that contains a variety of colored lotus flowers pink and fushia, which is very beautiful.
Lotus pond is an artificial pond that is made in such a way, which is very beautiful, you can also enjoy it by taking photos and like enjoying the views of the Chinese royal style. Once you are satisfied enjoying the scenery in Lotus Lagoon, you can also visit the main temple in Lotus Lagoon Bali, this temple was founded in the 11th century Loh Jbers, which is on the Candidase road in Karangasem Regency,
Although the distance traveled is quite far, but the feeling of fatigue will be replaced by enjoying Lotus Lagoon Bali, which is a lotus pond located in Karangasem Regency
Instagramable tourist attractions are now an attractive choice. Bamboo Pengalon House is one of them if you are traveling to Karangasem, Bali. In this place, you can hunt cool Instagram photos against exotic bamboo house backgrounds.
Bamboo Pengalon House is actually not a tourist place. Because the construction process is indeed not finished. In fact, the existence of this place is intended to establish new tourist destinations in Karangasem. Permission constraints become obstacles.
Even so, the existence of Bamboo Pengalon House, whose condition has yet to be resolved, still attracts the attention of tourists. Those who come to this place, aim to hunt various photos against the background of a unique house made of bamboo trees.
The use of environmentally friendly materials today is indeed an interesting thing. Given, the age of the earth is quite old. And, this is exacerbated by the presence of goods that are difficult to decompose naturally. Therefore, the use of environmentally friendly materials that can be decomposed naturally becomes a positive thing.
In this place, the material used is not entirely bamboo. The founder of the Nominating Bamboo House also uses other materials. One of them is the existence of a bridge whose supporting poles are made from coconut trees.
The most striking building of the Nominating Tree House is the existence of a giant house shaped like a dome. This building is fully made using wood. It’s just that, as mentioned, this tree house has never been resolved. So, you will only find a half-finished house here.
This park is the newest tourist attraction in 2019, located in the village of Besakih, Karangasem, East Bali, located in the same direction as Besakih Temple, and close to the tourist attraction of Pondok Edelweis Bali.
The Jinja Park is open to coincide with the celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2019. Many things are offered by this Jinja Park, especially when the atmosphere is foggy with a combination of restricted walkways and red bamboo roofs, giving the atmosphere of Japanese style.
A number of other rides are also provided for those of you who like selfies, with a beautiful garden background, the splendor of Mount Agung, and beautiful valleys and hills that will leave you amazed. Arrange your Bali tour to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of different Balinese nature.
This tourist attraction in East Bali gives a new nuance to your holiday in Bali, Bukit Asah Bugbug presents a beautiful natural view of the sea from the top of the hill, including steep cliffs directly bordering the sea.
The view of the blue sea looks so beautiful and enchanting, especially if you can come in the morning while watching the natural beauty of the sunrise. In the afternoon you can still watch the bias of the sunset sun. This place will be more beautiful and attractive in spring where the trees look green including the meadows that adorn the surface of the hill.
As the name of the hill Asah, on top of the hill there is a flat plain (asah) which can be used to set up a tent for camping, stay overnight, feel the fresh mountain air and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Asah Hill is a tour destination in Bali that must be visited when scheduled a tour to the East Bali region.
In the past year, the residents of Bug Village have been seriously working on Bukit Asah to become a suitable tourist destination for tourists outside the village. Through Village Credit Institution funds, they improve road access, buy tents for rent, build toilets, and provide access to electricity. Tend for rent at Bukit Asah in Bug Bug Village, Karangasem, Bali. “Now there are 18 large tents and 20 medium tents. Can be rented if you want to camp here,” said Wayan. He said the price of renting a large tent per night was USD 20.
The tent is divided into two rooms, each equipped with a mattress with a capacity of two people. While the rental price of a medium-sized tent is USD 15 per night, it can hold a maximum of four people. In front of the tent there are garden lights and electric sockets. “Many foreign tourists here. Usually German, because they prefer the outdoors. There are also Russian tourists,. The flat contours of the land, overgrown with fine grass, indeed make Bukit Asah a suitable location for camping. Not far from Bukit Asah, five minutes’ drive is Virgin Beach, which is just as charming.
Kasna flowers, which are popular for Hindu ceremonial facilities, look so beautiful when the flowers grow large, these kasna flower fields are located in Temukus village near Besakih tourist attraction, Rendang District, Karangasem, East Bali. Then one of the places in the area is well organized into a beautiful park, with a number of rides for selfies.
This new tourist spot offers beautiful gardens including the flower garden Kasna the Edelweis from Bali. In addition to the beauty of the flower garden, Bali Edelweis Cottage offers beautiful natural scenery with a backdrop of Mount Agung and also beautiful valleys. This newest tourist spot is a popular tour destination for those lovers of beauty with an instagramable natural atmosphere in the Karangasem tourism area.
#11 Virgin Beach Karangasem
is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali and is an ideal place for beach lovers with white sand and virgin nature.
If you are enthusiasts on virgin beaches, head to the northeastern part of Bali, some have white, other black sand or are pebble. Their virginity lies above all in a natural appearance. And that is the case with Virgin Beach. Beautiful natural scenery, white sand, rock formations, but more tourists.
From Amedu through the city of Amlapura and after 29 km you will arrive at a desirable place, which attracts to laziness and walking with bare feet in white sand.
The Center Hotel
Approximately one kilometer in front of the parking lot, a charge is levied for transit through a private plot, which is a parking fee and a 10-minute walk to the beach. You can also use local men to take you to the beach on a scooter, which I find absolutely useless.
Once the ocean view opens in front of you, you will have a beautiful natural scenery with lush vegetation covered by a cliff on your left. Virgin Beach stretches 700 meters along the turquoise bay. The beach features local vendors’ shops and several restaurants with wi-fi connections. Interestingly, food stalls are not connected to the grid, gas is used for cooking, and electricity is provided by aggregates. You can enjoy fresh coconut or very tasty dishes. If you use the services offered by some of the local restaurants, you can use the free beach chairs. Of course, lots of chaise lounges, buildings, and the people present destroy the impression of a beautiful place, but there is no need to despair.
The other half of the beach is totally virginal in all respects. So do not be comfortable, walk along the beach a few hundred meters to find yourself in a completely different world, sand, weathered rock formations on the beach and the sea, white sand, jukungy local fishermen on the beach, palm grove, reefed trees and view of the nearby Kuan Island, which looks like a giant whale, blowing a geyser of water into the water.
At the beach you can rent snorkeling equipment and sink into the waves, watching the underwater life. Coral subsoil is approximately 10 meters from the coast. Occasional sea turtles appear here.
Some warungs have showers and toilets.
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Temukus village is not dominated by green, but orange. Yes, this place is famous for the beauty of flowers that bloom with yellow-orange petals.
If you notice, there is one special flower used in every ritual in Bali, the Marigold flower, or the locals call it ‘Gemitir’. Imagine how nice it could be in the middle of the Marigold flower garden.
Temukus village is a quiet village in East Bali, adjacent to the most sacred temple (which is unfortunately also the most commercial) in Bali. Many of the villagers are planting flowers, so you can easily find flower gardens here. But do not forget to ask permission from local residents before entering their garden.
The next tip if you plan to Bali Marigold Flower, do not forget to stop to Padang Kasna Temukus located in Dusun Junggul, Besakih Village, District Rendang, Karangasem. Unlike the gemitir Garden that resembles an orange sea, the flowers of this Kasna are white, so dubbed Taman Edelweiss of Bali. The background of Mount Agung makes the scenery dramatic!
The word Bias means sand, while tugel means truncated. So the Bias Tugel beach has the meaning of a beach where the sand has been cut off. This is because the beach area that is not so wide on the right and left is flanked by a fairly large rock. This beach is classified as a small beach that has white sand and we can categorize it as one of the beautiful beaches in Bali.
Access to the beach is about 500 meters from the port of Padang Bai. You have to walk through a fairly steep and rocky road. Pretty sweaty during the trip. But don’t disappoint, the hidden beauty welcomes you. Stretch of white sandy beaches with clear sea water turn blue before the eyes.
Tourists who visit are not subject to free admission. Facilities supporting tourist attractions in Bali such as hotels and restaurants have not been built around the beach. There are only a few food stalls and small drinks. The place is classified as simple made of bamboo and roofed with dried coconut leaves. According to information from traders who are local residents, their stalls sometimes collapse if the sea wind is very strong. Especially when the rain winds at night.
The towering rocks on the right and left side of the beach make this place isolated from the beach next to it. It is suitable for family holidays for those who bring children. Parents will easily supervise their children when playing with sand, because visitors around the beach are relatively quiet. Most of those who come are those who like surfing and snorkeling. The waves at the beach are quite high and long. Underwater life is still very natural, with stunning coral reefs. Various kinds of ornamental fish are present greeting lovers of snorkeling.
Waterblow or sea water that spurts upward due to the impact of waves with rocks you can see about 50 meters to the right of the beach. Tourists never miss the opportunity to take photos of the water that looks like a fountain. For those of you who have a passion for beach tourism in Bali, of course you will need to list the interesting beaches in Bali, you only need to click on the link, then you will be directed to a list of good beaches in Bali that you deserve to visit during your vacation.
Tulamben, Bali is one of my favourite dive destinations. Sure, places like the Galapagos and Fakarava may be more flashy, with their multitudes of sharks and other big animals, but Tulamben holds a very near and dear place in my heart. For starters, the muck diving is incredible, with each muck dive a unique treasure hunt where you never know what you’re going to find. Add to that some excellent wide angle sites, with beautiful reefs, sea fans, jellyfish and turtles. And on top of that, one of the most famous wreck dives in the world
Tulamben is on the northeast coast of Bali, about a 3-4 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Yes, it can be a bit of a slog, but it doesn’t have to be! Bali is an amazing island covered in beautiful scenery, and it is not particularly expensive to hire a local driver/guide. Then you can make a day trip out of it and stop at a few nice places along the way, or if you have time, spend some time in the lovely town of Ubud. My partner Lisa and I spent a lot of time on Bali, so we were able to do a week-long yoga/meditation retreat (phenomenal), stay at a lovely Airbnb in Ubud for a week, dive with mantas in Nusa Penida for a few days, and dive Tulamben for 12 days.
Many muck dives we were treated to some very high value, exciting surprises. You really never know what you’ll find, though it is fair to expect something cool will show up at some point. Especially when you have a guide as sharp as Edi!
As one of our dives was ending and we were doing our safety stop, Edi came ripping over to grab me, and took me to two harlequin shrimp, perched on a rock with a starfish arm! Fortunately I still had enough air in the tank to get some nice shots.
Besakih Temple is often referred to as Bali’s ‘mother temple’ – a grand complex of at least 86 clan temples and shrines on the south-western slopes of Mount Agung. At least 70 celebrations take place at Besakih every year, as each shrine has its own anniversary. Besakih is considered to be the biggest and holiest of Bali’s temples. Its high location offers spectacular countryside views with rice paddies, hills, mountains, and streams. Exploring the whole site can take a day. Pura Besakih is the only temple open to every devotee from any caste group.
For the Balinese, visiting the temple sanctuaries of Besakih is a special pilgrimage. Mount Agung’s position gives it an almost mystical quality. Several stairs lead up to the sacred mountainside, leading to temples that vary by type, status, and function.
Pura Besakih has 3 main temples dedicated to the Hindu trinity. Pura Penataran Agung (in the centre) has white banners for Shiva, the destroyer; Pura Kiduling Kreteg (to the right) features red banners for Brahma, the creator; and Pura Batu Madeg represents Vishnu, the preserver, with its black banners. You can visit many other smaller temples in Pura Besakih, though many of their inner courtyards are only reserved for pilgrims.
Pura Batu Madeg contains a central stone indicating that the area of Pura Besakih was already regarded as a holy place since ancient times. In the 8th century, a Hindustani monk had revelations to build homes for people during his isolation. Throughout the process, many of his followers died due to illness and accidents. Upon completion, it was called ‘Basuki’, referring to the dragon deity ‘Naga Besukian’, believed to inhabit Mount Agung. The name eventually evolved into ‘Besakih’.
Other shrines were gradually built and Pura Besakih was made the main temple during the conquering of Bali by the Majapahit Empire in 1343. Since then, Pura Besakih has had several restorations as earthquakes in 1917 and Mount Agung’s series of eruptions in 1963 damaged the complex. The lava flow evaded Pura Besaki – locals believe that he deities wanted to demonstrate their power without completely destroying the holy complex.
Besakih Temple highlights and features
The largest temple in the complex, Pura Penataran Agung, has different areas representing the 7 layers of the universe, each with their own shrines. Pura Pasimpangan lies on the downstream side (on the east of the main street), while Pura Pangubengan can be found upstream. These shrines are about 3 km apart.
Closest to Mount Agung’s peak, Pura Pangubengan offers great vistas and is about a 30-minute walk of the main Pura Penataran Agung. East of Pura Pangubengan is Pura Batu Tirtha. It is where holy water is sourced for the karya agung ceremonies at Pura Besakih and the local villages.
The 4 temples in the complex reflect the 4 deities governing their respective compass points. There’s Pura Batu Madeg in the north, Pura Kiduling Kreteg to the south, Pura Gelap in the east, and Pura Ulun Kulkul in the west.
The shrine of Meru Tumpang Sebelas at Pura Batu Madeg houses the central stone, called batu ngadeg. This spot was where Vishnu is believed to have descended. Within the courtyard of Pura Batu Madeg, in front of Meru Tumpang Sebelas, you’ll find the Pesamuan shrine (quadrangular-shaped with 2 lines of 16 poles) which depicts how Vishnu’s power interrelates with the world.
About 20 minutes’ walk northwest down a footpath to the valley and along a river is Pura Peninjoan. Erected on a tiny hill, it offers beautiful views which include all the shrines of Pura Penataran Agung, the coast and southern Bali in the distance. On the west is Pura Ulun Kulkul, famous for the most precious kulkul (Balinese wooden slit gong) on the island. A kulkul is a signalling device to summon or convey special messages.
On the northern side of Pura Ulun Kulkul is Pura Merajan Selonding where the ‘Bredah’ inscription chronicles a king in Besakih. It is also where a set of ancient Selonding gamelan are kept. Pura Gua, located on the eastern side of the main street, is the home of the dragon deity. There’s a big cave at the canyon of the river on the east that has its mouth closed due to erosion, but people still sometimes practise yoga there.
Pura Jenggala, southwest of Pura Penataran Agung, is also often referred to as Pura Hyang Haluh by local devotees. The ‘Setra Agung’ burial grounds is south of the temple. Here, you’ll find sacred and ancient stone statues in the form of the mythical Garuda bird. Pura Basukian Puseh Jagat is located southeast of Pura Penataran Agung, the main foundation of Pura Besakih.