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Karangasem

Karangasem Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Karangasem) is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It covers the east part of Bali, has an area of 839.54 km2 and a population of 369,320 (2002). Its regency seat is Amlapura. Karangasem was devastated when Mount Agung erupted in 1963, killing 1,900 people. Karangasem was a kingdom before Bali was conquered by the Dutch.

Administration

The regency is divided into eight districts (Kecamatan), listed below with their 2010 Census populations:

  • Rendang (Karangasem Regency) – 36,931
  • Sidemen – 31,617
  • Manggis – 44,041
  • Karangasem – 82,606
  • Abang nm- 60,965
  • Bebandem – 45,160
  • Selat– 38,114
  • Kubu, Bali|Kubu – 57,053

Interesting places include:

  • The major Pura Besakih Hindu temple, sometimes called the Mother Temple of Besakih.
  • Mount Agung is the highest peak in Bali
  • Telaga Waja River only one rafting spot at eastern Bali
  • Tenganan, a Bali Aga village (the original Bali), with inhabitants who still live according to their ancient traditions
  • Beach town of Amed.
  • Tulamben is a popular dive site
  • Candidasa is a good starting point for visiting places along the beautiful east coast of Bali. East of Candidasa, is the village of Bugbug; its inhabitants celebrate the Perang Dawa (war of the gods) every other year on the full moon of the fourth month (October). People of all nearby villages climb to the top of a hill and sacrifice pigs by hanging them in trees.
  • Prasi Beach in Prasi village is known as Pantai Pasir Putih (White Sandy Beach) and nowadays also as Virgin Beach. Its white sandy beaches are mainly free of crowds, less polluted, and known for swimming or snorkeling from April to October. The beach is a 7 kilometer (20 minutes) drive from Candidasa to the east. The beach is hidden among two cliffs/hills, Bugbug Cliff and Prasi Cliff.
  • Ujung Water Palace was built by the King Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem.
  • Tirta Gangga water palace
  • Puri Agung Karangasem is collectively several royal palaces of the Karangasem kingdom
  • Budakeling is area Hindus and Muslims live. Saren Jawa village is home to 100 Muslim families, surrounded by Balinese Hindu villages following the Siwa-Buda belief system, a combination of Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism. The people of Saren Jawa use Balinese first names before their Muslim last names, such as Ni Nyoman Maimunah.
  • Seraya Village with Gebug Ende tradition to scarcity of water during drought season
  • Mencol Hill is Most eastern hill on Bali island. It's another sunrise view point in Karangasem with a temple at peak of the hill, nice grassy hill with beautiful view to the east coast and Gili Selang islet. Located at East Seraya easily accessible by small road.

Below are some selections of beautiful places in Bali Island

Virgin Beach
  • [Karangasem]

Virgin Beach

Virgin Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach situated in the tranquility of Karangasem regency surrounded by fresh and peaceful atmosphere. The beach is well featured by the calm...
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Telaga Waja Rafting Tour
  • [Karangasem]

Telaga Waja Rafting Tour

Bali Telaga Waja Rafting Tour which is located in the eastern part of Bali is the best Bali Rafting Tour Packages in the island. Bali Telaga Waja White Water Rafting sets up at...
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Lempuyang Temple
  • [Karangasem]

Lempuyang Temple

Bali Lempuyang Temple is Hindu holy temple dedicated to worship Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa which manifests as the god Icwara, located in the top of Bisbis Hill in the east of Bali...
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Tenganan Village
  • [Karangasem]

Tenganan Village

Bali Tenganan Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional Village located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature...
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Taman Ujung Water Palace
  • [Karangasem]

Taman Ujung Water Palace

Bali Ujung Water Palace, which by the local people is called as Taman Soekasada Ujung, was built in 1919 the launching of this complex of water palace was performed in 1912 and...
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Tirta Gangga Water Palace
  • [Karangasem]

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Tirta Gangga Water Palace is one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali and it is one the stop points of tourist object on Bali East Tour and Bali Lempuyang...
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Besakih Temple
  • [Karangasem]

Besakih Temple

Bali Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It owns beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide...
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Bungkit Jambul Rice Terrace
  • [Karangasem]

Bungkit Jambul Rice Terrace

The name of Bukit Jambul Rice Terrace was firstly given during the Dutch invasion in Indonesia by a tourist, who was inspired by a high hill standing on the south of the main road...
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Blue Lagoon Beach
  • [Karangasem]

Blue Lagoon Beach

Bali Bloo Lagoon Beach is on the east side of Bali and it took us about 1.5 hours from Kuta just to drive there. But the beach was worth it - it was like a hidden paradise....
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