Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem is situated in the village of Seraya in the Karangasem regency of Bali, approximately 2 hours drive from the island’s international airport. Constructed in 1909 by the ruling king of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, the water palace spans over 10 hectares. It is renowned for its fusion of Balinese and European architectural styles. Today, Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem is a testament to Bali’s royal heritage and artistic legacy. It invites visitors to explore its tranquil grounds and immerse themselves in its cultural significance.
Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem holds a storied past steeped in Bali’s royal history and cultural traditions. Initially serving as a retreat for the Karangasem royal family, the palace was designed as a place of relaxation, reflection, and artistic inspiration. Over the years, Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem has undergone restoration efforts to preserve its architectural integrity and historical significance, ensuring that future generations can continue to appreciate its beauty and heritage.
Karangasem Bali Heritage Site
Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem is strategically situated on the coast, in the southern part of Karangasem town, surrounded by numerous natural springs. The Gili Building, a central feature resembling structures found in Mayura and Narmada Park in Lombok, adds a distinctive charm to the landscape. Regarded as a symbolic emblem of tourist destinations in the eastern part of Bali, Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem has gained international recognition since the 1930s.
At the helm of the illustrious Karangasem kingdom was the renowned King I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, also known as Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Beyond his royal stature, King Jelantik was a revered statesman, literary figure, and visionary architect. His significant contributions extend beyond creating parks, encompassing a fusion of Balinese and European architectural styles seen prominently at Puri Agung Karangasem, or Karangasem Palace. Among these architectural marvels is the entrance gateway, reminiscent of a pagoda, showcasing King Jelantik’s adeptness at blending cultural influences into his creations.
- Water Palace: Explore the picturesque ponds, bridges, and pavilions adorn the palace grounds, creating a serene atmosphere of natural beauty and architectural grace.
- Scenic Gardens: Wander through the meticulously landscaped gardens, featuring lush foliage, exotic flora, and tranquil pathways, ideal for strolls and peaceful contemplation.
- Reflective Pools: Admire the reflective pools that mirror the surrounding landscapes, creating a sense of harmony and tranquillity within the palace’s serene surroundings.
- Historical Architecture: Marvel at the blend of Balinese and European architectural styles showcased in the palace’s structures, reflecting the cultural influences and artistic craftsmanship of Bali’s past.
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Other Tourist Attractions in East Bali
Discover the diverse attractions of East Bali, including the ancient traditions of Tenganan Village, the spiritual grandeur of Besakih Temple, the pristine shores of Candidasa Beach, the panoramic vistas of Bukit Jambul, the regal charm of Karangasem Royal Palace, the family-friendly fun at Tirta Gangga Waterpark, the tranquil beaches of Virgin Beach and Amed Beach, the underwater wonders of Tulamben Beach, and the scenic landscapes of Blue Lagoon and Putung Hill. Each destination offers unique charm and cultural significance, promising unforgettable experiences for every traveller.