Ubud Palace

This was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s, and it’s still 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 Gusti Nyoman Lempad. If you visit this palace on SundayRead more

Taman Ujung

Taman Ujung is the water palace built by the 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. This palace is actually the development from Dirah Pool which has been built in 1901. The construction was completed in 1921. The grounds destroyed in the explosion of nearby Mt. Agung in 1963 and further ruined by an earthquake in 1979.  TheRead 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. It is located in Ababi village, approximately 83km from Denpasar or 6km north of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency. The watergarden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. The architecture of this water garden is a mix of BalineseRead 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.Read 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