Amlapura


Amlapura is east Bali's major transport terminal and so, well connected to all parts of Bali. It was known as Karangasem until 1963, when the mighty Agung volcano unfortunately, erupted with spectacular force and even more spectacular damage. So, Karangasem underwent a name change and was "reborn" as Amlapura to rid itself of any "unlucky" association, which might provoke a much-feared recurrence. The old Puri Agung Karangasem Palace was once the seat of the past King of Karangasem. The visitors can walk around the old palace. The ruins of the Taman Ujung water Palace are conveniently located 3km south of Amlapura. When visiting Amlapura, it is best to stay at Tirta Gangga, not because of any spectacular eruptions, but for the sake of comfort and luxury.

The main attraction of Amlapura is its traditional palaces or puri. There is a western, a northern, a southern and an eastern puri as well as several others, all still occupied by members of the royal family. Of these, only the Puri Kangin (the eastern palace) on the main road to the market is easily visited. This is worth a look, as it gives a vivid impression of how local royals used to live. The palace buildings themselves are in fact an eccentric blend of Chinese and European details set in what is essentially a traditional Balinese compound with several pavilions and room surrounded by pools and connected by walk ways. The main hall is called the "Bale London" and the furniture curiously bears the crest of the British royal family. One can even rent rooms here the perfect accommodation for the aspiring aristocrat.


Latest News

Another Famous Derawan: Sangalaki Island

Sangalaki Island is a small island covering an area of 15.9 hectares. This island is one of the islands that are part of Derawan Archipelago. Derawan Islands is a group of islands famous in the world. Aside from Sangalaki Island, … Continue reading


Labuhan Keraton Ngayogyakarta

LABUHAN KERATON NGAYOGYAKARTA Labuhan Keraton or the Royal Offerings of Yogyakarta is usually performed on the 30th of Rajab, so it will probably be hold on Thursday, 27 April 2017, at 07.00 am at the “Pendhapa” (Javanese Mansion) of Kretek … Continue reading


Borneo Orangutan Tour In Tanjung Putting National Park, Pangkalan Bun

Orangutan Green Tours is one of Borneo tour agent who will help the visitors enjoy a trip to the forest and introduce the Borneo Orangutan to the visitors. OrangutanGreenTours (OGT), specially dedicated traveling to the Orangutan and Unique wildlife, indigenous … Continue reading


42 Tourism Events will be Presented at South Sumatra on 2017

As a testament to the commitment of South Sumatra Province (SumSel) through the Department of Culture and Tourism (Disbudpar) South Sumatra support the Ministry of Tourism to attract tourists, in 2017 will present series of programs that lure tourists. “We … Continue reading


Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
baliaqua.com
Indonesia Map HD
javatours.com
bali-hotel.com
Bromo
borneoecotour.com
Find Us on :
Find Us on :