Ubud Palace

Located in the heart of Ubud, Puri Saren Agung was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s, and it is now inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Parts of the complex are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the many traditional and not excessively ornate buildings. Take time to appreciate the stone carvings, many by noted local artists like I GustiRead more

Taman Ujung

Taman Ujung is the water palace built by the last King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik in 1909. The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the Balinese architect. Resting in the vast pool is a series of intriguing, romantic pavilions linked by bridges, archways, and a shaded avenue of mango and fangipani trees. The grounds destroyed in the explosion of nearby Mt. Agung in 1963 and further ruined byRead more

Tirta Gangga

In the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills, Tirta Gangga nestles peacefully and timelessly. Tirta Gangga is a royal water garden of the Karangasem royal family consisting a fabled maze of spine-tingling, cold bathing pools and basin, spouts, tiered pagoda fountain, stone carvings and lush gardens showcasing a blend of Chinese and Balinese architecture. The watergarden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before the waterRead more

Taman Ayun Temple 

Taman Ayun literally translates as Beautiful Garden and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali. It was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple is bordered by wide canals which irrigate the fields around the site. The temple is dedicated to the ancestor of the Mengwi Dynasty and other important Gods. Taman Ayun Temple is regarded as the “mother temple” for Mengwi Kingdom. Taman Ayun Temple Mengwi Village, BadungRead more

Kerta Gosa

Built in 1686 by Ida I Dewa Agung Jambe, the ruling sovereign of the Klungkung Kingdom, the Gili Garden Kerta Gosa is one of the most attractive cultural heritage sites in Bali today. Kerta Gosa is an open-air building (bale) which was formally part of the Semarapura Palace compound. Located in the heart of Klungkung regency Kerta Gosa has been restored and maintained by the government. Inside the traditional Balinese’s carved wall there are two buildings standing high beyond the wall,Read more

Kehen Temple

Built in 11th century, Kehen temple is the biggest temple in East Bali and considered to be the finest as well. This temple is often described as the miniature version of the Pura Besakih. Like the mother temple, this temple has 8 terraces and it is built on the southern slope of the hill. Kehen means household or fireplace and symbolizes God of fire, Brahma who protects the temple. KEHEN TEMPLE Jalan Sriwijaya, Cempaga Village, Bangli, Bali IndonesiaRead more