Price ( 1 - 4 person ) : US $ 40 /car
Tour Duration : 10 hours
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.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 this village.
Taman Ujung Known as Taman Soekasada Ujung by the Balinese, this was once a private retreat of I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, Karengasem’s last rajah. The Taman Ujung Water Palace was built in 1919 and almost destroyed when Gunung Agung erupted in 1963. The palace was further damaged by the earthquake of 1979. Much of it was renovated in 2004 with little sympathy, but you can still see the remnants of the main pool and admire the views from higher up the hill.
The royal palace Puri Agung Karangasam remains home to many of the descendants of the former great kingdom. Open to visitors, it’s a fascinating window on the glory days of the past. The last king of Karangasam
Tirta Gangga is a village and palace in eastern Bali. It is noted for its water palace, owned by Karangasem royalty.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 here in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is, however, widely used to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and the lush rural areas around.The primary draw in this area for visitors is the Tirta Gangga water palace, a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues.
Lempuyang Temple, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples, on par with Besakih (aka the ‘mother temple’ of Bali). It is also believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Definitely a highlight on any travel itinerary for the fit and adventurous, the main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang in East Bali.
The heights are reachable via a steep staircase of over 1,700 steps, with attractions along the way including several other temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests.