Photo: Temple ceremony at Pura Luhur Lempuyang.

Things to see and do

Cooking class at Bali Asli
Jalan Raya Gelumpang, Gelumpang village Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali
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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 .

Puri Agung Karangasem
Jalan Sultan Agung, Amlapura

Within the first compound are a number of rooms once used for guests of the king. The gates at both ends of the compound are large and elaborate and feature a number of wonderfully carved stone tiers which house spirits that guard occupants from evil. The second pavilion is where the ticket office is located and you will be required to donate at least 10,000 rupiah to enter the inner court ... Read more about Puri Agung Karangasem .

Taman Ujung
Jalan Karangasem - Seraya, Ujung

The sprawling site is home to numerous ponds and pavilions which create a picturesque scene. Although not as elaborate as the water palace at Tirta Gangga, Taman Ujung still retains a charm that will make a 10-minute walk around its gardens a peaceful experience. Any longer than this and boredom may set ... Read more about Taman Ujung .

Tirta Gangga
Jalan Abang - Amlapura, 7km north of Amlapura

On a clear day, the island of Lombok is visible with the ever dominant Gunung Rinjani providing a stunning backdrop to the palace itself. From the carpark, a path leads past several warungs and Dhangin Taman Inn towards the ticket booth where a fee of 10,000 rupiah is charged. Upon entering through the gateway to the site, you are immediately greeted by the extensive tropical gardens and two ... 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 .

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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