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Tirta Gangga

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Tirta Gangga just North of Karangasem on the slopes leading up to Mount Agung is Tirta Gangga, a water playground designed by a prince in the Royal Family of Karangasem as a resting place. The exotic pools and water fountains sustained some damage during the eruptions of Mt. Agung but the water gardens remain as serene and tempting as ever to the travel weary.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:55

Karangasem Palace

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Karangasem Palace
The main attraction of Amlapura is its traditional palaces or puri. There is a western, a northern, a southern and an eastern puri as well as several others, all still occupied by members of the royal family. Of these, only the Puri Kangin (the eastern palace) on the main road to the market is easily visited. This is worth a look, as it gives a vivid impression of how local royals used to live. The palace buildings themselves are in fact an eccentric blend of Chinese and European details set what is essentially a traditional Balinese com pound with several pavilions and rooms surrounded by pools and connected by walk ways. The main hall is called the Bale London and the furniture curiously hears the crest of the British royal family. One can even rent rooms here the perfect accommodation for the aspiring aristocrat.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:50

Gunung Kawi Temple

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Gunung Kawi Temple is located in the village of Tampaksiring not so far from Tampaksiring market. Before arriving to this object we must go down a lot of step stairways. The object itself is after the river of Pakerisan. Gunung Kawi is an ancient monument that was made on the 11th century. The ancient monument was carved on the wall of hard stone. It is believed as the burial of Erlangga King's younger brother whose name is Anak Wungsu. It is sometimes considered as the burial of King's Prime minister and by the local people is considered as priest house on that age.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @14:32

Taman Ayun Temple

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Taman Ayun Temple located in Mengwi and was the area of royal temple which is built in the year 1634, the temple consists of a forecourt, a central court and a spacious inner court. A lake of lotus surrounds the area of the temple, about 300 meters in the side of Mengwi Palace. Beyond the moat, the temple lies on slightly rising ground.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 @13:10

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