Amed Salt Farms
The fishing village of Amed also is the domain of traditional salt farmers. The processing of seawater into salt is all done by hand with the help of the forces of nature. Water shoulder-carried on wooden beams are then sieved and laid out along the coast, then the remaining salt is scraped, sorted, cleaned and collected Read More...
Candidasa Lotus Lagoon
One of the focal landmarks of Candidasa is the lotus lagoon, which provides a spectacular sight with its expansive body of water filled with pink and fuchsia lotuses, and a small garden island with statues at its centre. The lagoon is free to the public, and is accessible from the roadside. Across the road on a higher elevation is the temple that the area is named after, featuring twin shrines under a densely forested hillside. From here, you get a better perspective of the whole lagoon, including a glimpse of the sea and the small offshore rock formations iconic to the Candidasa seascape.
- Location: Samuh Community, Bugbug Village, Candidasa
Goa Lawah 'Bat Cave' & Temple
Goa Lawah is a unique bat cave and the home of the namesake Balinese Hindu temple. It is located in the Dawan district of the Klungkung regency and is easily encountered along the road to Padangbai and Candidasa.
The cave that serves as the backdrop to the main inner temple complex is home to thousands of Read More...
The coast of Jemeluk shares the similar traditional fishing village features of Amed and Tulamben. But a unique vantage point upon a hill here serves as a scenic stopover from which memorable snapshots of the bay and the colorful traditional jukungs parked along the stretch of black sand can be taken.
There are also small shaded Read More...
Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice
Kerta Gosa or ‘Taman Gili Kerta Gosa’ as it’s officially called is an historical landmark in the town of Klungkung. Kerta Gosa forms part of the Puri Semarapura royal palace and features two main structures – a grand hall or the namesake Bale Kerta Gosa with ceilings filled with Kamasan or wayang-style paintings, and the Bale Read More...
- Location: Jalan Puputan Klungkung, Semarapura, Klungkung
Lempuyang Temple, or known by its complete local designation, Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is located on the undulating slopes of Gamongan hill in the village of Purahayu in the Abang district of Karangasem regency. The temple makes up one among the island's nine main directional temple sites, referred to collectively as 'Pura Sad Kahyangan'.
With the typical Read More...
Pasir Putih Beach
Bali is blessed with a variety of coastlines and many of its ‘hidden’ beaches have only in recent years been revealed. One such beach that had gained recent popularity is Perasi Beach, often referred to by various nicknames, such as Pasir Putih or ‘White Sand Beach’, ‘Virgin Beach’ and simply, ‘Hidden Beach’.
This secluded coast stretches Read More...
Taman Ujung Water Palace
Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Read More...
- Location: Tumbu Village, Karangasem
Among the Bali Aga or 'original Balinese' communities, the village of Tenganan Pegringsingan is located around 4 kilometers from Candidasa, and is the most notable of all Bali Aga villages who live a well-preserved ancient pre-Majapahit Balinese culture.
It is also famous for its cultural higlights, including the Perang Pandan which is also known as Mekare-karean, the Read More...
Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden
The Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a favourite retreat in the regency of Karangasem, east Bali. It was built in 1946 during the reign of the late raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887 - 1966). Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Abang, Karangasem
- Tel: +62 (0)363 225 03
To the average visitor, Tulamben is a small fishing village, 30km north of Amed (which also happens to be a prominent fishing village best known for its traditional salt farms). However for divers, Tulamben is an underwater playground, with the USS Liberty shipwreck is its well-known underwater landmark.
The cargo ship which sank following a torpedo Read More...