Karangasem Tour

In this tour we will visit the eastern part of Bali, visit the relics of the king of Karangasem and other interesting places. The journey will start with visiting Goa Lawah temple in Klungkung regency, Goa means cave and lawah means bat (goa lawah) because in this temple there is a cave inhabited by hundreds bats, second place visit Tenganan village in Karangasem regency, this village is very unique where the society there still maintain the architecture of ancient buildings. Going to the east visit Tirta Gangga where formerly this place is a former palace of Karangasem kingdom, there is famous for its water palace because there are many big pool and fountain. Visit Taman Ujung located at the eastern tip of Bali where this place is also known as water palace and garden end also relics of kingdom of Karangasem. Lastly we will visit Bias Tugel Beach is a beach near the harbor this beach has white sand and the water is crystal clear, this beach is not too big but very charming. More information click titles below :

Pura Goa Lawah is a Balinese Hindu temple located in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia. Pura Goa Lawah is often included among the Sad Kahyangan Jagad, or the "six sanctuaries of the world", the six holiest places of worship on Bali. Pura Goa Lawah is noted for built around a cave opening which is inhabited by bats, hence its name, Goa Lawah (Goa mean cave and lawah mean bat).
Pura Goa Lawah was established in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan. Mpu Kuturan was one of the early priests who introduced Hinduism on Bali. The temple complex may start as the center of meditation for priests.
When the Dutch attacked the Klungkung kingdom of 1849 in the War of Kusamba, the temple was one of the key points during the war. The conflict in the War of Kusamba was between the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army led by Andreas Victor Michiels and the Klungkung kingdom led by Dewa Agung Istri Kanya.
The temple decoration evolves as time progress. In the early 20th-century, porcelain ceramic plates attached into the shrines and gates of Pura Goa Lawah are common. This treatment can still be found in other old temples in Bali. Today, the porcelain ceramic plates decoration on the shrines and gates has been reduced.

Tenganan Pegringsingan is a village in the regency of Karangasem in Bali, Indonesia. Before the 1970s was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago.
Rapid changes have occurred in the village since the 1970s, such as the development of local communications by the central government, the opening up to tourism, the breaking of the endogamic rules. Tourists are attracted to Tenganan by its unique Bali Aga culture that still holds to the original traditions, ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese, and its unique village layout and architecture. It is known for its Gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles.
According to legend, the people of Tenganan Pegringsingan were selected by the god Indra to administer a territory that was conceived in accordance with his divine plan to be a microcosm of the world. They were instructed to use every means to keep it pure and clean. The concept of territorial, bodily and spiritual purity and integrity is of paramount importance in the village.
Another variation of this legend is of the magical horse Uccai Srawa, of King Udayana, king of the 10th century kingdom of Swa Prabhu centered in Pejeng, Bedulu. The horse was to be sacrificed but escaped. The king was distraught and sent search parties out to find him. A group of ten trusted servants, men from the Peneges family were assigned to search the eastern area of the island in the area of Klungkung. The king had promised a huge reward to whoever found Uccai Srawa, however when they did find him, he had died of exhaustion. The king promised the finders that he would gift them the land for as far as the smell of the dead horse could be detected. The men of Peneges dismembered the horse and carried the parts to various places around the place where the horse had died. Unbeknown to the king's men, the Peneges men also slipped a portion of the horses penis into the clothes of the kings soldiers, so the scent of the dead horse followed them everywhere. The Peneges men brought their families to the place called ngetengahang which means middle of the low plains surrounded by hills, now known as Tenganan.
Many of the life-cycle rituals of the Tengananes are similar to those of the Balinese in general, but have subtle differences. Some ceremonies are unique. One of the distinguishing features is the use of geringsing. By virtue of their magical qualities geringsing are not only capable of keeping impurities and danger out of the village, but also shield and protect humans from baleful influences during rites of passage as they transition from one phase of life to the next. The Tengananese receive their first geringsing at the hair cutting ritual. His hair is cut and placed in a basket which is placed on a folded geringsing on the balé tengah, on which the Tegananese both enters and leaves the world. In the ceremony that admits a boy or girl to the youth association of the village, they are carried in a geringsing cloth on their father's right shoulder. In the concluding ceremony of teruna nyoma which is the initiation, the candidates wear a geringsing and bear a keris. for the tooth filing ceremony, an essential rite of passage for all Balinese Hindu, the participants pillow is covered by geringsing. After death the genitals of the deceased are covered by a geringsing hip sash. These cloths may not be used again and so usually are sold . In the purification of the soul ceremony (muhun) the dead person's presence, which is symbolizes by an inscribed palm leaf, is also arrayed in a geringsing. In the wedding ceremony the groom invites his in-laws to visit his parents’ home where the couple, dressed in festal geringsing clothing while relatives bring symbolic gifts which are placed on a geringsing cloth.

Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali , to be exact in Karangasem regency. It is noted for its water palace, owned by Karangasem Royal.
Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is, however, the name widely used to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and the lush rural areas around. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence.
The centerpiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens. The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces.

Ujung Water Palace is a former palace in Karangasem Regency, Bali. Now, this palace also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. In the Dutch East Indies era, this place known by the name Waterpaleis. The palace three large pools. In the middle of the pool, there is the main building named Gili Bale, connected to the edge of the pool by bridge.
Ujung Water Palace was built by the King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, who holds Anak Agung Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah. This palace is a privately owned by Karangasem Royal. It was built in 1909 on the initiative of Anak Agung Anglurah. The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the undagi (Balinese architect). This palace is actually the development from Dirah Pool which has been built in 1901 The construction was completed in 1921. In 1937, Taman Ujung Karangasem inaugurated with a marble stele inscribed with the text in Latinand Balinese script and also two languages, Malay and Balinese. It was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 and earthquake in 1975.

Bias Tugel Beach is a small bay with a 130-meter stretch of white sand just south of the Padangbai Harbour. The bay offers a tranquil scene that is made possible by a long and narrow headland that obscures it from the hubbub of the nearby port. We will reach the beach via a short trek past the cape from the main road. A beautiful seascape with calm blue waves, rock pools and golden sand with streaks of volcanic black waits. You’ll also find local vendors selling snacks, cold beers and parasols along this stretch of the coast.

Itinerray Tour :

  • 08.00 AM Pick up at hotel

  • 09.00 AM Goa Lawah temple

  • 10.00 AM Tenganan village

  • 12.00 PM Tirta Gangga

  • 13.30 PM Taman Ujung

  • 15.30 PM Bias Tugel Beach

  • 16.30 PM Back to hotel

Pick up time
Ubud Area 08.00 am
Kuta Area 07.30 am
Nusa Dua Area 07.30 am
Uluwatu Area 07.00 am
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1-5 persons IDR 700.000/car

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