Photo: Temple ceremony at Pura Luhur Lempuyang.

Things to see and do

Puri Agung Karangasem
Jalan Gajah Mada, Amlapura

Puri Agung Karangasem, once the royal palace of the kingdom of Karangasem, offers a glimpse into the splendour of the days when the Rajas ruled Bali. Located in the centre of Amlapura, it’s a fascinating stop for anyone interested in architecture or ... Read more about Puri Agung Karangasem .

Taman Sukasada Ujung
Jalan Karangasem, Seraya, Ujung

Taman Sukasada Ujung, a grand water palace perched on a hill five kilometres south of Amlapura, is often dismissed as a second cousin to more popular Taman Tirta Gangga. Although not as elaborate as its more famous cousin — though they were both built by the same Raja — we think this palace overlooking the ocean has a bit of an edge on the serenity stakes. It’s much larger, has fewer ... Read more about Taman Sukasada Ujung .

Tirta Gangga
Jalan Abang, 7km north of Amlapura

Taman Tirta Gangga, a royal water palace, forms the heart of a small village surrounded by rice terraces seven kilometres north of Amlapura. The palace was built to preserve the sanctity of a natural spring considered holy by the Balinese and to provide a place of contemplation, relaxation and fun for visitors. The calming gardens are a great opportunity to take a breather from busy sightseeing ... Read more about Tirta Gangga .

Pura Luhur Lempuyang

If you’re up for a bit of a climb, the trek (well, there is a road for much of the way, but we’re calling it a trek!) to Pura Luhur Lempuyang offers fabulous views (weather allowing) and you get to tick off another of Bali’s directional ... Read more about Pura Luhur Lempuyang .

Bali Chocolate Factory
Jalan Raya Pantai Jasri Kauhan, Jasri
T: (0822) 3665 5998

Bali Chocolate Factory is a beachside collection of unusual Hobbit-like buildings where a variety of chocolate and coconut products are produced. You'll need to pay a 10,000 rupiah entrance fee to the complex, for which you'll receive a bar of their coconut oil soap. A cafe serves up hot chocolate and you can also buy their range of products; we love their chocolate-covered goji berries and ... Read more about Bali Chocolate Factory .

Cooking class at Bali Asli
Jalan Raya Gelumpang, Gelumpang village Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali
T: (0828) 9703 0098/(0812) 381 6051

Suck on a lemon, then a lime, then a lemon again, the lemon will seem much sweeter; take a slice of kencur, a root essential to Balinese cooking, bite down on it a little and it will leave your tongue anaesthetically numb; take slices of ginger and smear over sunburn for relief — it’s cool to the skin, though warming in the mouth; grate some turmeric and stuff it into your belly button to ... Read more about Cooking class at Bali Asli .

Pura Linggayoni

At Pura Linggayoni, a large penis-shaped rock pokes from behind a mass of temple umbrellas amid shrouds of yellow and white cloth. A coastal regeneration project began in Ujung in 2012 with the building of a stone break-wall. In December the following year, a project worker noticed a large phallic-shaped rock 10 metres out to sea. In Hindu philosophy, the phallic-shaped linga has the spiritual ... Read more about Pura Linggayoni .




Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Amlapura? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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