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Lempuyang Temple is a historic temple for Balinese Hindus. The location is in Karangasem Regency, about 1.5 – 2 hours from Denpasar. Besides being historic, this temple has a beautiful location and an amazing view, because it is located on a hill that is still natural and green around it. One of them is the view of the temple gate with the background of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali.
This temple is a complex of several temples starting from the foot of the hill to the top. The temple on the highest peak is known as Lempuyang Luhur Temple, it takes about 1700 steps to reach it. Even though it doesn’t reach the top, even the first temple has a beautiful view, which is called the gate to heaven by foreign tourists who are amazed by the view of this temple
TIRTA GANGGA WATER PALACE
Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres from Karangasem, near Abang. Named after the sacred river Ganges in Hinduism, it is noted for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. 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.
Tirta Gangga is based on the beliefs in Balinese Hinduism, where river Ganges and its waters are considered sacred. Its waters are cherished for irrigation and agricultural abundance, recreation and economic activity. The Patirthan temple illustrates the historic significance of Tirta Gangga in the Balinese tradition as a pilgrimage and holy water site.
TAMAN UJUNG KING PALACE
Ujung Water Palace is a former palace in Karangasem Regency, Bali. Now, this palace also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. It is located approximately 5 kilometres from Amlapura.
In the Dutch East Indies era, this place known by the name Waterpaleis. The palace has 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 Latin and 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.
Lempuyang the name of the highest temple in Bali,to reach the top of this temple we need 2-3 hours climbing. The gate that are currntly used as aspot fotographer are Ayu temple which are located very low and easy to reach on foot, In this temple we can enjoy the beauty of the great mountain and take a picture in the gate of the heaven with the majistic mountain wich highest in Bali.
*Lempuyang Gate Heaven
*Tirta Gangga Water Palace
*Taman Ujung King Palace
One day Tour is Rp.850.000