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12 Things to Do in Karangasem Bali Indonesia (Awesome)

by Yoga Adi

Karangasem regency is one of nine regencies in Bali Province. Regency which located in the eastern part of Bali Island is bordered by the Lombok Strait in the East; The western part is bordered by Klungkung, Bangli and Buleleng districts; The Southern part is  the Indian Ocean, and the North is the Java Sea. The capital of this district is Amlapura.

The distance between Karangasem and Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali Indonesia is 88 km (53 miles). Along the road from the airport you will see a panoramic view of East Bali with its hills and beautiful rice fields. This place also has many of great tourist attractions though, many of them will blow your mind.

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Now, here is the list of those panoramic places that you can visit while vacationing in Karangasem Bali, enjoy! So, here are all the things to do in Karangasem Bali Indonesia:

1. Tulamben Beach

From Denpasar, this beach is only about 125 kilometers to the northeast by traveling about 3 hours. This beautiful Tulamben beach is one tourist location that should not be missed while on vacation in Karangasem. However, this beach is not the same as Kuta Beach where tourists can sunbathe as much, can even play ball on the sand. Tulamben beach is rocky and not sandy; That is the uniqueness of this location.

In this beach, you can relax while walking around and see the beautiful scenery on the western side of the coast, especially the panorama of Mount Agung. The beach is filled with stones and black sand is indeed more unique, but diving activities also exist and can be done on this beach to trace the beauty of the underwater world. However, to enter this magnificent beach, you only need to pay about 5.000 rupiahs of parking ticket. Its very good.

2. Candidasa Beach

If you want to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of sunrise  and sunset in one place, then come to Candidasa Beach. The view of the sunset at candidasa beach looks more attractive because the sun is more rounded and the sun is set between the hills and Candidasa sea waters. However, the level of crowdedness is not comparable with Sanur Beach and Kuta because the distance is too far away from the tourist attractions in Bali itself and Things to Do in Candidasa

However, the beach is suitable to be a photographic object or you can just take a selfie with sunrise background on beach Candidasa. In addition to having such a stunning natural scenery, Candidasa has some unique small plains off the coast named Gili Biaha and Gili Mempang. To enjoy this scenic beach, you only need to pay about 5.000 worth of parking ticket. Pretty good, right?.

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3. Amed Beach

This Amed tourist attraction is located in the eastern part of Bali, with the main attraction is the beach area and the beauty of underwater scenery. The stretch of beach in Amed is 14 kilometers away and covers 7 villages. The sand beach in Amed is the black sand. The activities of the people in Amed are not as crowded as in the tourist areas of Kuta Bali. Therefore, most tourists who vacation to Amed attractions are tourists who seek a quiet and relaxing vacation spot, Things to Do in Amed Bali

Since Amed is adjacent to Tulamben (one of Bali’s best dive sites), most tourists choose Amed as a base for diving in Tulamben. So if you like a holiday to a more quiet place, away from the crowds and want to do marine tourism activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving, then Amed is a thing you must visit. You only need to pay 5.000 rupaihs parking ticket though. Indeed, one the most wonderful things to do in Karangasem Bali Indonesia. 

4. Perasi Beach (Virgin Beach)

If you want to visit this beach you may find it difficult to find access to this beach because the lack of directions, there are only arrows and small boards that said ‘virgin beach’. Along the coast, we can see the residential village and paddy fields. You have to pass a small cobbled road for about 1 km. It sounds very tiring of course, but all will be paid when you finally get to this beach, because you will be greeted by towering coconut trees, and swayed as if to welcome us.

Only by paying the entrance fee of 5000 rupiahs, you can get in and enjoy this beach freely. Once you get to the parking lot, you can already see the waves, the white sand that lies along the beach and the breeze that invites us. When heading to the shore, our eyes will be stunned with the beauty of this beach, the blue water that very clear and still clean signifies this beach has not been touched by many presences of tourists. This beach can be said is an exclusive because the beach is not too long, its just about 600 meters. You can also see the tip of this beach because the beach is flanked by hills. After all, its a great place to visit.

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5. Labuhan Amuk Beach

In Karangasem regency, Labuhan Amuk Beach can be a favorite holiday location with a lot of exciting activities that will not make visitors feel bored for a second. Whether it’s a walk, surf or swim, everything can be enjoyed while in Amuk Bay Bali which is located between Padangbai and Candidasa. For tourists who prefer to vacation on a deserted beach, Labuhan Amuk Beach is certainly the most fitting to be visited.

Some exciting activities can be done, are swimming, snorkeling, diving and even submarine tourism. Want to swim but worry about big and dangerous waves? This place is safe because it is in the bay area so that the waves of sea water are calm and not too high. Canoeing, ocean rafting, tubing, banana boats, jet skis and dive walkers are other water activities offered by Amuk Bay Bali. No entry ticket needed to be paid though, so feel free to visit it!

6. Padangbai

Still curious about the underwater atmosphere? Then come to Padang bay beach. Not only presented by the beauty of the beach, you will also be gifted with  underwater natural beauty. Through the diving equipment rental services, you will be serve with the beautiful underwater scenery.

Things to Do in Padangbai, Blue lagoon is something that should not be missed when when you visiting Padangbai, especially by divers. Apart from the charming beaches, Padangbai also has a complex Pura Dang Kahyangan, meanwhile when walking a little to the east of this beach, you will be able to find Pura Silayukti. From Pura Silayukti, if you turn to the south then the you can visit to Pura Tanjung Sari. As for the western part of the port of Padangbai, there is Pura Penataran Agung. To visit this great holiday spot, you only need to pay about 5.000 rupiahs of entry ticket. Very good, isn’t it?.

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7. Mount Agung

Adventure tourism to climb Mount Agung in Bali in addition to beside you are a nature lover, you must also have the great condition of the body and excellent health. This tallest mountain in Bali has a high altitude of ± 3044 meters above sea level, its initial height is 3,142 meters but due to a terrible eruption its height decreases. This is the highest summit, so you can point the 360 ​​degree view, purely at the top, while if you climb the mountain Agung only to go to the top 2 only, then the climb only reaches about 2,000 meters.

The journey to the highest peak in Bali is started or take a start point from Pura Pasar Agung, this temple is located on the slopes of the mountain, so it is cold. Parking lot is available. If you rent a car in Bali, then you can park here safely. If you want to participate in this journey, you need to do reservation first, through many of sites in the internet. Choose any site you want.

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Other Attractions in Karangasem Bali

Beside those attractions mentioned above, Karangasem also has many other spots that you must visit. Starting from temple to the unique village in Karangasem. Without further do, lets start with Lempuyang Temple.

8. Lempuyang Temple

Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang has the location in Abang Subdistrict, in the village named Adat Purwa Ayung. Because of its location in Bukit Bangle, visitors must climb the stairs to reach this location. From a distance, there are soothing scenery to be enjoyed until you satisfied.

There are two levels within this temple; On the first level, visitors will find Bale Wantilan. Meanwhile, in the second level there is more to be enjoyed, just like the center of Pura that is pelinggih Catu, pelinggih Limas Sari, and pelinggih Manjangan Saluang. In the middle you will see the Padma Kembar, pelinggih Gedong, Padma Ngelayang and Padmasana. Its one of must visit temples in Karangasem, beside its beautiful, you only need to pay about 5.000 rupiahs for parking ticket.

9. Besakih Temple

The island of Bali earned the nickname “island of a thousand temples” because almost in every banjar there is one temple or more, and the largest temple in Bali is located in Karangasem regency, called Pura Besakih. Mount Agung appears to be the background of this holy tourist location. Arriving at Pura Besakih, the visitors will of course be presented with the Pura Penataran Agung Besakih which became a center of Pura and also the Pura companions of 18 which exist around the central temple.

However, you will be charged with only 15.000 rupiahs per person to enjoy the scenery in the Temple area as well as to enter and see Pura Besakih and Penataran Agung Besakih Temple. Its advised to visit the temple at approximately 10 am to 12 noon so your visit will not be affected and disturbed by the fog that descends from the mountain.

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10. Bukit Jambul (Jambul Hills)

One of the tourist attraction in Karangasem regency that offers natural beauty with a blend of hills, rice fields, valleys and sea panorama is Bukit Jambul tourism object. If you just exit from Kerta Gosa attractions and Semarajaya Museum in Klungkung Regency and will continue the journey to Pura Besakih tourist attraction then you will automatically pass this hill.

Because of its location on the border, this hilltop tourism object serve as a stopover place with a cool air and presents a very beautiful view from a height of 500 m above sea level. In Bukit Jambul also available wide parking area, restaurants with various menus, and comfortable lodging for those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of the night in this area. To enter this resting place, you only need to pay about 5.000 rupiahs parking ticket.

11. Taman Ujung

The park, which also known as Soekasada Ujung Park and widely used as a pre-wedding location in Bali is a royal site located in Karangasem District and precisely in the village called Tumbu. If you depart from the capital of Bali, namely Denpasar, is quite far away because vyou have to travel a distance of about 60 kilometers.

Received the title of Royal Water Park, it is no wonder that you will find three large ponds. In the first pool, in the middle  which is on the north side, you can see the Bale Gili which is the main building where the bridge to the south is the one that connects it. Several flower pots and statues are located in the middle of the pond. However, visitors are only charged with 10.000 rupiahs per person to be able to explore the intricacies of this garden and its beauty. Also it opens from 9 am until 5 pm. Its a very good place.

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12. Tenganan Village

Perhaps some of you are still not too familiar with Tenganan which is a village of native Bali or people also call it Bali Age. Located in Manggis Subdistrict, this one traditional village can be reached within 70 kilometers if you go directly from Ngurah Rai Airport.

One of the attractions of this village is the average citizen house building made from a mixture of soil, river rock with red stone and its size is almost the same between one house to another. Another charm that can be found in this village is a typical craft in the form of carvings, woven bamboo and even paintings made on palm leaves as well as beautiful woven fabrics. However, there’s no entry ticket need to be paid, but it suggested that you pay a little for donation, for its maintenance.

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That’s it, several attractions in Karangasem, Bali Indonesia. Actually, there’s more thing you can explore and things to do in Karangasem Bali Indonesia. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday in Indonesia, have a great day!

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