Puri Agung Karangasem

Puri Agung Karangasem
At the time of King Karangasem is very famous, the remains of historical heritage still inherited as a complex of Puri Agung Karangasem, the building looks magnificent, so it still impresses its grandeur until now, this ancient building holds a lot of historical value, awake sustainably by the castle. Located strategically in downtown Amlapura or about 2 hours drive from Denpasar, now become one of the tourist attraction in East Bali. Built in the 19th century, by the first king of the Kingdom of Karangasem namely A.A Gede Jelantik. The castle is situated on an area of ​​2 hectares. Open to the public, it could be a tourist destination of history, interesting and patas to be known, visitors who visit here are subject to voluntary donations, you can be free to see the splendor in the castle and around in this wide area. For those of you lovers of history, then Puri Agung Karangasem, this could be your next destination, this place is also quiet and comfortable, although located in the middle of Amlapura city. In addition to the historical value, the grandeur and uniqueness of an ancient building, the artistic value of the building is so fascinating, it is a blend of traditional Balinese, European and Chinese architectural art, beautifully embedded in temples, wall-to-wall reliefs, doors, windows and main areas named Maskerdam, as well as on the ornaments in other buildings, all integrated in the form of engravings and interesting shapes, from the form of art and art ornaments look European influence is so strong, especially during Dutch colonialism in the Land of the Gods. Its magnificence is seen from the temple building which reaches up to 25 meters tall, made of brick decorated with puppet ornament. Spacious gardens, magnificent gates and spectacular, reminiscent of the glory of this country in the past, some other open pages in the complex of Puri Agung Karangasem, used for dance and music performances, characterize the king appreciate the art well. Some relics kerajjan and up to now still awake is Taman Ujung Soekasada and Tortagangga Water Park. Puri Agung has 3 fruit area, the front when we first called the betting is functioned for artistic performances, next jaba Tengah, there is an old lychee tree, the inside of this area is the main part is called Maskerdam adopt Dutch city Amsterdam, because during the construction, the king made friendship with the Dutch kingdom. This main part as a place of the king’s palace, and dibelakngnya called London building (the royal palace of the Netherlands) functioned as a residence of relatives of the palace. The next one is a bale pemandesan, used for religious ceremonies. Karangasem does have many interesting tourist objects, if in a tour in Bali or a car rental route to the east, you can spend the night in this city, there are several hotels available at affordable rates, then explore other tourist attractions such as water park Tirtagangga, Soekasada Ujung, Amed, Tulamben, virgin Beach, Candidasa and Tenganan. even to the submarine Odyssey Submarine in the village of Antiga.

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