Puri Agung Karangasem Royal Palace

Royal Palace in Bali

Puri Agung Karangasem is collectively several royal palaces of the Karangasem kingdom, which are all positioned within a 100-metre radius of the capital town of Amlapura. You can find these separate palaces in three main locations in the town hub: Puri Kaleran to the north, Puri Gede on the west, and the main Puri Agung complex. Puri Agung is the main residential palace of the late Raja of Karangasem, featuring grand structures such as the Bale Pemandesan pavilion and the Maskerdam palatial main building.

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Aspects of the Puri Agung Karangasem Royal Palace

The Puri Agung Karangasem royal palace dates to the 19th century during the reign of Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. The palace is a silent witness to pretty much the whole span of Bali’s history. From the times of the Majapahit Empire, to the refuge from Islam, the breaking down of Bali’s realms into 9 kingdoms, the Dutch occupation and its defeat, through to formation and declaration of Independence of the Indonesian Republic. Much of the historical buildings are intact, retaining much of its past glory with hints of Balinese, Chinese, and European architectural details. There’s even a ‘floating’ Gili pavilion surrounded by a lotus-filled moat.

The different palatial clusters, particularly within the main site of the Puri Agung complex, used to house the late Raja’s royal court. Today, it’s still used for royal ceremonies and private events of the extended royal family. Throughout the inner courtyard, you may witness old walls covered in various reliefs, towering red brick gates, and historical black-and-white portraits of the late raja in his elegant Maskerdam building. Inside, you’ll also find antique yet fashionable Wilhelmina furniture, harking back to the Dutch times of occupation. Entrance fee is IDR 10,000 (USD 0.75) per person.

Puri Agung Karangasem Royal Palace

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
  • Location: Jalan Sultan Agung, Karangasem, East Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 213 64
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