Taman Ujung, The Royal Heritage of Karangasem Kingdom

Taman Ujung is the water palace built by the last King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik in 1919. The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the Balinese architect. Resting in the vast pool is a series of intriguing, romantic pavilions linked by bridges, archways, and a shaded avenue of mango and frangipani trees. The grounds destroyed in the explosion of nearby Mt. Agung in 1963 and further ruined byRead more

Tirta Gangga, A Royal Water Garden of The Karangasem Kingdom

In the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills, Tirta Gangga nestles peacefully and timelessly. Tirta Gangga is a royal water garden of the Karangasem royal family consisting a fabled maze of spine-tingling, cold bathing pools and basin, spouts, tiered pagoda fountain, stone carvings and lush gardens showcasing a blend of Chinese and Balinese architecture. The water garden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before theRead more

Candi Gunung Kawi, A 1000 Years Old Temple

At the bottom of a lush river valley running through the little town of Tampaksiring just northeast of Ubud, lies one of Bali‘s largest ancient temple complexes, the Candi Gunung Kawi. Comprising a collection of ancient ‘Candi’ or shrine reliefs carved directly into the face of a rock cliff, this is definitely one of the most stunningly unique archeological sites besides being an important sacred place for the Balinese. Gunung Kawi was also on the 44th US President Obama’s itinerary when he and his family holidayed inRead more

Taman Ayun Temple with Beautiful Water Garden

Taman Ayun literally translates as Beautiful Garden and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali. It was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple is bordered by wide canals which irrigate the fields around the site. The temple is dedicated to the ancestor of the Mengwi Dynasty and other important Gods. Taman Ayun Temple is regarded as the “mother temple” for Mengwi Kingdom. The Fact About Taman Ayun TempleRead more