PLACES TO VISIT IN KARANGASEM, EAST BALI
The name of Tulamben was derived from the word "Batulambih", meaning "stone of many. The stones are in this area was caused by the eruption of Mount Agung. The name has changed over time in Batulamben and was eventually pronounced as Tulamben. The region has prospered as a tourist destination in recent years and is worth a visit.
Facilities are available to support tourism in this area, such as hotels, restaurants, food stalls and even. Divers are available for visitors wishing to explore the underwater wildlife.
Tulamben village became popular with tourists because of its strategic location and the beauty of its surroundings. From there you can see a fascinating view on the west side of Mount Agung. But the popularity of the area is also due to the magnificent panorama of marine life and diving opportunities.
Underwater adventure can include the wreck of the USS Liberty from World War II who became a popular dive site. The exploration of the wreck offers a wonderful opportunity to swim among tropical fish and beautiful marine life living in and around the wreck.
Putung is located in the village of Timur Duda, Selat in the district, about 64 km from Denpasar and about 19 km from Amlapura. The area is accessible by a public or private vehicle. Putung offers the visitor a splendid sea and mountain views. Putung is located on a mountainous area which is surrounded by dense forest of trees, including fruit trees "snake skin" or salak. The air is crisp and clean and it is very cool and refreshing. Small hotel with restaurant and parking are available in this area for visitors.
Putung of you are also able to take in the scenery of surrounding mountains, terraced rice fields and the blue sea in the distance dotted with fishing boats. The beauty of Putung became famous because of a painting by an Italian artist who lived in this area long ago and was married to a woman in the region of Manggis village.
Based on a legend passed down from generation to generation, the name of Putung was taken from the name of a remote area that was visited by people who wanted to meditate and receive blessings. The word "Putung", a Balinese word, is presumed to be derived from "putus" a word that means a childless marriage.
Yeh Malet is another area worth visiting Karangasem. Antiga village is located in the district of Manggis, which is about 33 miles west of Amlapura.
For those traveling in the area, food stalls can be found and visitors who want to learn more about the area around Malet Yeh or during the regency of Karangasem can visit the local tourist information center.
Yeh Malet is situated on the main road between Denpasar and Amlapura. This makes it a good place for people who like to have a rest. Here, visitors can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and also watch the embodiment of traditional salt. Vsitors can also fish, swim, or jog on the beach.
The Water Palace of Tirtagangga
In 1948, the late Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Ketut Anglurah Karangasem, built a magnificent water garden near a natural spring. Well this spring under a large banyan tree at the foot of a rocky hill on which the local community had built their village temple.
Religious rites of spring, the relatively cool climate of the region and the beauty of the landscape around Raja inspired to build a private country house, near this spring, a garden with leisure for his own pleasure and that of his subjects. And he called it, Tirtagangga - Tirta derived words (holy water) and 'Gangga "(from" Ganges, the sacred river in India).
The water gardens were built with a unique blend of Balinese architecture and Chinese. They cover an area of 1.2 hectares (about four hectares).
The local water garden consists of three complexes with swimming pools and dozens of sculptures. The first complex is located on the lower level, with two large ponds and a water tower. The second complex at the central level, this is where the pools are located. The third part consists of the main complex and includes the country house of the former Raja. Today, this country house hotel has a restaurant and four units that are rented bungalow.
It is interesting to note that the construction of water gardens, including design work and labor, was a favorite pastime of the Raja. Many visitors were surprised fo find work among his workers dig the earth, often knee-deep in mud.
The water supplied by the spring is directed in a tank. From there, it is divided into two to provide drinking water for the city of Amlapura while the rest is directed via an underground pipe that emerges in the upper pool through the mouth of a rakshasa (demon) who has the air to be bathers a corner of the pool. The overflow then goes into a pool below, and there in small fish ponds, another pool, and finally in the neighboring rice fields.
The Tirtagangga water has always been considered a saint and is regularly used for religious ceremonies of the temple. With holiday Tirtagangga important is the destination of colorful processions with offerings, umbrellas, flags and other tributes. Guided by the local temple priests, ceremonies are held in the spring, accompanied by singing and music "Beleganjur ', a small gamelan gong gong with all the musicians that strikes a different note in the musical scale specific harmonious whole cast.
Tirtagangga is located near the village of Ababi in the subdistrict of Abang, Karangasem about 6 miles north of Amlapura, at a distance of 83 km from Denpasar.
Ujung Water Palace, which has called on residents of Taman Ujung Soekasada, was built in 1919, but the launch complex was completed in 1912. The water palace was built by the late king of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, who reigned in 1909-1945 Karangasem regency.
Ujung Water Palace was majestically built to welcome and serve major customers and the kings of neighboring regencies and was also used for relaxation and pleasure of the king and the royal family.
Taman Ujung Soekasada is located in the village of Tumbu Karangasem district. It is located about 85 km from Denpasar and 5 km from Amlapura. Visitors who are interested in local handicrafts can find a selection of them in the local art and craft shops. At the top of the highest level of this complex, there is a large statue of "warak" (Rhino). Under the warak there is a statue of Bull.
From this position at the top, you can watch the magnificent view of the sea, the hills with green forests and the beauty of Mount Agung dominating the green fields of rice terraces.
Original beauty of the palace Ujung water was almost completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. The remaining areas of the complex have been damaged by a major earthquake, a serious happened in 1979. However, a restoration project took place in recent years to bring water to the glory of the palace. Although perhaps not as wonderful as the original, a glance at the glorious past of the building's water can now be revised.
Sibetan village which is famous for its "Salak" or "snakeskin" fruit is in the neighborhood Bebandem, 83 km from Denpasar or 15 km from Amlapura.
As a tourist destination in Karangasem Sibetan country offers an extraordinary natural landscape. Sibetan village is 400 to 600 meters with an average temperature of 20 º - 30 º C and an average rainfall of 1567 mm - 20000 mm per year.
The results salak cool climate fruit or snakeskin always very well in this area. Here, visitors can find several salak plantations with different tastes. The largest plantation in the country Salak is also interesting to see. Nearly 81% of the area (1,125,000 hectares) Sibetan, as has been transformed into a salak plantation. Thus, about 14 different varieties of Salak can be found here, many of which can not be found elsewhere. Most visitors who come to the village of Sibetan are eager to see the process of growing Salak, including the commercialization process.
As the vast garden salak, Sibetan is also worth visiting for its unique culture and special performances and traditional dances and how "genjek" and the use of traditional musical instrument called "angklung". To enjoy the natural landscape of this area, visitors can join a group trek accompanied by local guides.
Tenganan Pegeringsingan is located in Manggis, about 65 km from Denpasar. It is located near Candi Dasa and is easily accessible by public transport or
Visitor facilities are also food stalls available, restrooms, arts and fine craft stores and ample parking. Restaurants and hotels are readily available in the near Candi Dasa, which is just 3 km from the village.
As an ancient village, Tenganan Pegeringsingan is known for his religious activities. Many festivals of the temple are conducted in the village and are a popular attraction for visitors. The most famous is "Mekare-kare" or "Perang Pandan." It is a ceremonial battle with thorny pandanus leaves as the weapon. This festival usually coincides with the celebration of "Sasih Kelima" or the fifth Balinese month.
Many unique costumes and other cultural activities can be seen here, which makes a wonderful addition to Tenganan tour program. Tenganan is one of the oldest villages in Bali, which are usually called "Bali Aga" villages. There are several versions of a story that tells the story of the village of Tenganan. Some say that the word was derived from the word Tenganan "Tengah" or "ngatengahang" which means "move to the inner zone".
The derivation of the word is due to the villagers who move from the sea in a rural area, the village is located in the middle of two hills - Bukit Kauh West, East and Bukit Kangin. Another version tells us that people of Tenganan came Peneges village, located in Gianyar, near Bedahuli. Based on local folklore, the former king Bedahuli has lost one of his horses. People looked to the east and the horse was finally found dead Ki Patih Tunjung Biru, the King's right arm. For his loyalty, the king gave Ki Patih Tunjung Biru authority to govern the country with regard to the aroma of the carcass of the dead horse transported. Ki Patih was an intelligent person, then cut the corpse into pieces and spread to the extent he could. So, he received a large amount of land.
The word was taken from Pegeringsingan "geringsing" word. Geringsing is a traditional fabric that can be found in Tenganan. Geringsing is said to be sacred is believed to have magical power to ward off evil spirits or black magic. Geringsing, derives from the word "Gering" means "death" and "sing" means "no."
Puri Agung Karangasem
The Palace is located in the center of Karangasem Amlapura, about 78 klm from Denpasar.
Puri Agung Karangasem or Karangasem Palace was built in 19 century by Anak Agung Gede Jelantik, the first king of the United Karangasem. It is now a popular tourist destination that is visited for its unique architecture, which is a combination of Bali, Chinese and European architecture.
As previously mentioned, the architecture of Puri Agung Karangasem is the combination of three different styles. The Balinese architecture is on the sculpture of Hindu statues and relief panels on the building wall. The European influence is seen in the style of the main building with its wide veranda, while Chinese architecture is used in the style of windows, doors and other ornaments. Puri Agung Karangasem consists of three parts: Bencingah, Jaba and Maskerdam Tengah. Bencingah forming the front of the palace, where the traditional art performances are held.
Jaba Tengah is the setting of the palace garden, which has a large pond. In the center of the pond, there is a building called "Balai Gili" or "floating structure" and you will find two old lychee trees. The third part is Maskerdam, who was names after the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
This building was built when the king of Karangasem began an open relationship with the Dutch government.
The name of Bukit Jambul was first given by a tourist during the Dutch invasion in Indonesia, which was inspired by the Standing tall hill on the south side of the main road connecting Klungkung regency and Besakih Karangasem regency. Atop the hill there is a Hindu temple called Pura Pucak Sari, which is surrounded by tall trees and in the temple complex there are breathtaking views of rice fields. By far, making the trees atop the hill, look like tufts of hair on top of a head, giving the derivation of the name (= hill of Bukit Jambul = tuft of hair).
Bukit Jambul is located near the traditional village and village in the district of Rendang Pesaban Nongan. It is located about 8 km north of Klungkung, and about 51 klms of Denpasar in the south or 15 klms of Besakih Temple. Bukit Jambul is known as an outstanding natural tourist destination thanks to the harmonious combination of hills, rice fields, valleys and the splendid panorama of the sea beyond.
Jemeluk is located in the village of Purwakerti in Ditrict Abang. It is located about 100 km from Denpasar and 21 km from Amlapura. Based on folk tales Jemeluk local name was derived from the word "menyeluk" or "Selçuk", which means Gulf. This region is famous for SeaLife underwater.
The amazing scenery Jemeluk submarine is an interesting place to visit. The water here is clear and safe and is perfect for visitors who love diving and the desire to see tropical fish and other marine species that exist here. Coral reefs present in this area have also become an attraction for Jemeluk and it attracts visitors from around the world.
As the underwater scenery, magnificent views of hills and steep valleys, combined with the ocean also be appreciated. The traditional process of manufacturing salt is made every day by local people, and should also be included in a visit to this area.
Iseh The area is located near the village of Sidemen district Iseh. The distance is about 52 klms Iseh Denpasar and is easily accessible by public or private transport.
With its rural setting and the art shops and crafts that sell products that this region is known to most, "endek Bali". In these small local boutiques art treasures can be found at home to remember this little country paradise.
The natural beauty of the great charms of Iseh has been known for many years. Mount Agung is located in the distance with its steep valleys and a river of clear water flows through the center of the vast green carpet of terraced rice fields, where traditional farmers working in their rice fields to be part of this interesting view points.
The beautiful landscape of Iseh was introduced into the world of two foreigners who have lived in this area long ago. Through their works, have documented the opinions Iseh lovely village and people's daily lives. These two painters Walter Spies from Germany and Switzerland Theo Meier. They spent most of their time socializing with the locals and became part of their customs and culture.