The East is calling, and this time we are headed to the Regency of Karangasem, where you’ll never run out of things to discover and visit. Often overlooked, Karangasem has a rich past and history, with amazing 19th century architectures, ancient Balinese water temples and farms. In this tour, we’ll visit Puri Agung Karangasem, or the Karangasem Palace. Built in the 19th century by the first king of Karangasem, this impressive palace combines Balinese, European and Chinese influence in its design.
Next is Taman Sukasada; a beautiful garden with an impressive heritage building in the middle of a large fish pond. Designed in the European style, it used to be a retreat by the Karangasem’s king where he also received important guests and VIPs.
Step foot at the iconic Goa Lawah, or Bat Cave thanks to thousands of bats that call the cave home. This is a holy site for the Balinese Hindu, who come with families and friends to pray and place offerings at the shrines located at the mouth of the cave. Tirta Gangga is also a holy site, a large beautiful garden with fountains built by the late King of Karangasem. Final stop is Tenganan Village, one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency with its very own very unique local community life pattern.