- AMED / JEMELUK
Amed / Jemeluk is the alternative tourist destination in East Bali. It is a popular site for diving, snorkeling and fishing. Amed is located in the East of Bali, just 30 minutes from Amlapura or 3 hours from Denpasar. The beach is covered by black sand and rocks. The pace of life here is slow and the coastal scenery quite stunning, making Amed the perfect place for a relaxed holiday in Bali.
The main attraction of Tulamben is its exotic underwater scenery perfect for diving and snorkeling activities. The water is clear and throughout the year the current is calm. At a depth of 30 meters under the sea there is a ship wreck, the USA Liberty which was sunk due to a submarine torpedo hit by Japan on January 11th 1942 during a voyage across the Lombok Strait.
Tirtagangga is a beautiful park with a huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-District, Karangasem Regency in the eastern part of Bali. It just takes 2 and half hours from Denpasar. Tirtagangga was built in 1948 by the Karangasem King named Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem.
Ujung is a beautiful park with a big fish pond which surrounds the old Karangasem Empire heritage building used by the Karangasem’s King for day relaxation or as a meeting place in their era. It is located in Ujung Countryside about 5 Km from Amlapura town or two and half hours from Bali’s International Airport.
Tenganan is located among the hills belonging to Manggis sub-district, Karangasem Regency around 65 km from Denpasar and only 2 km from Candidasa. Tenganan is famous for its Bali Aga or original Balinese village, specializing in a unique style of weaving called Pegringsingan.
- VIRGIN BEACH (WHITE SAND BEACH)
White sand beach or better known as Virgin Beach is located in Perasi village, Karangasem Regency just 5 km after the tourist center of Candi Dasa, East Bali, or 2 hours driving from Denpasar.
While enjoying a sun bath you can taste the fresh air, watch the panoramic blue ocean and listen to the sound of splashing waves on the beach.
The virginity beachhead is more famous after this place was used as a venue for the film “Eat, Pray and Love” staring by Julia Roberts.
One of the greatest places in Bali which has a strong spiritual aura is Sidemen village, located in Karangasem East Bali Regency. Many temples of Hindu Bali, the majority religion of Balinese people are located in this village. This village located in a valley, is surrounded by many hills and most of the area is paddy fields irrigated by Subak, the Balinese traditional water system for rice field. The housing area is separated from the field area. The housing is located at the right side of the road, and the field area is located on the left side, that makes this village very unique. The area is famous for stunning scenery and a simple traditional way of life. Sidemen village has produced masters of Balinese literature and Hindu theology.
Over a thousand years old, Besakih is known as the ‘Mother Temple of Bali’, Pura Besakih is the biggest and holiest temple in Bali and is perched nearly 1,000m up the side of Gunung Agung. Besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the Balinese temples. Bali’s mother temple stands against a stupendous mountain backdrop on the southeastern slopes of Mount Agung.
Kintamani is one of the most famous tourist objects in Bali perched in the center part of Paradise Island in Bangli Regency. Kintamani is located in the north of Bali and in the location of the volcano Mount Batur and its beautiful expanse of fresh water lake. The spectacular mountainous region around Kintamani – with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot springs make this region a must on any Bali itinerary. Lake Batur is the largest lake in Bali and the region offers some of the most spectacular views to be found anywhere on the island. Lake Batur also provides water for an underground network of streams and springs across the southern slopes of the mountain.
- MOUNT AGUNG
Towering 3.142 meters above sea level, Mount Agung is the highest mountain on the island of Bali and the fifth highest volcano in the whole of Indonesia. It is located in Karangasem regency.
- GOA LAWAH
Goa Lawah is located in Dawan sub-district, Klungkung regency just one hour from Denpasar. Goa Lawah comes from two words, Goa which means cave and Lawah means bat. So, like its name there are millions bats in this cave. And in front of the cave stands some temples.
- GOA GAJAH
Goa Gajah located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency is best known for its ancient caves and carved stones that are distinctively recognizable as being elephant shaped. It is about 27 km from Denpasar town. This cave is built on a ridge between two rivers called Pangkung and Petanu Rivers. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture.
- TANAH LOT
Tanah Lot is located in Tabanan, just across the boundary of Badung regency. Tanah Lot is Bali’s most well-known and photographed temple. The beach around Tanah Lot is less comfortable for swimming but great for horse riding and watching spectacular sunsets.
- GITGIT WATERFALL
At a height of about 35 meters and surrounded by tropical trees, Gitgit waterfalls emits a constantly natural water debit during the year. Gitgit waterfall is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Bali, located in Gitgit countryside, Sukasada sub-district and about 10 km from Singaraja town or about 70 km from Denpasar. It is set at a height of land about 300 meters above sea level.
Lovina is the name a beach in Kalibukbuk village, 12 km to the west of Singaraja. Lovina is really a string of coastal villages to the west of Singaraja. Escape from the hustle and bustle of Kuta to Lovina Beach located in north Bali, about 100 kilometers from southern tourist hotspots. It is well known as an excellent site for sunset watching, snorkeling, and diving and famous for its early morning dolphin-watching boat trips. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping.
Lempuyang Luhur temple is a sacred temple which is located on the top of Belibis Hill, northeast of Mount Agung, in Karangasem regency. Lempuyang is one of the six major Temples in Bali besides Andakasa Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Watukaru Temple, Ulun Danu Batur Temple and Besakih Temple. In Balinese cosmogony, Lempuyang Luhur is considered the temple of the East, and the abode of god Iswara, keeper of the peace.
Kerta Gosa is located in Klungkung regency. It was built by Dewa Agung Jambe in 1686. All of the building in Kerta gosa was decorated by Kamasan style painting in each their ceiling. And all of the paintings represent a Balinese story about Karma and Reinkarnasi.