BTO-14-East Bali Tour

Tour begins with visit Goa Lawah Temple and then continue to visit Tenganan Village is a traditional Balinese country side with a unique culture and social life, after that tour will continue to Tirta Gangga is a beautiful garden with water fountain and fish pond surrounds, and Ujung Water Palace is a beautiful garden with fish pond surrounding the old building that is one of Karangasem Empire’s omissions

Tour Start: 09:00 am

East Bali Tour is a Day Tour packages to visit places of interest in east part of Bali Islands with professional Balinese Tours Driver as your guide. East Bali Tour will visit tourist destination like Goa Lawah Temple is a Balinese Hindu cave temple where thousands of bats have a nest inside of this cave, Tenganan Village Is a traditional Balinese country side with unique cultures and social life, Tirta Gangga is a beautiful garden with water fountain and fish pond surrounds and Ujung Water Palace Is beautiful garden with fish pond surrounding the old building that is one of Karangasem Empire’s omissions. East Bali Touris exploring the tourist destinations in east part of Bali with unique of local society life and pass through the beautiful beach of Candidasa. It is a Private Bali Tours offering you a memorable experience of the local region along with our professional who is always providing our best service. East Bali Tour will more enjoyable with our Bali Tours Driver and full air-conditioning car transfer. The delicious set lunch will be served at local restaurant to complete your East Bali Tour with a memorable one. Below is short description places of interest will be visit during East Bali Tour.

Places To Visit

Goa Lawah  

Goa Lawah or Bat Cave is one of favorite places in Bali  and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/center of Gua Lawah Temple . Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area.Goa Lawah Temple a shrine for Balinese hindu Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Goa Lawah’s name Goa Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Goa Lawah or Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it’s smelt fragrance and stimulus the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop..

Tenganan Village 

is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional Village located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come.

History of Tenganan Village :

There are some versions of story telling us the history of Tenganan village.

  • Some say that the word Tenganan was derived from the word “tengah” or “ngatengahang” which means, “move to the inner area”. This derivation of word was having a relation with the movement of the villagers from the seaside to a rural area, in which the position of this village is in the middle of hills, which are western hill (Kauh Hill) and eastern hill (Kangin Hill).
  • Another version reveals that the people of Tenganan Village came from Peneges village, located in Gianyar, precisely near Bedahulu. Based on the folklore, once upon a time Bedahulu King lost one of his horses. The people looked for it to the east and the horse was finally found dead by Ki Patih Tunjung Biru, the King’s right hand. For his loyalty, the King finally gave Ki Patih Tunjung Biru an authority to govern the land as far as the aroma of the carrion of the horse can be smelled. Ki Patih was an intelligent person, so he cut the carrion into pieces and spread it as far as he could. Thus he received a quite large area.

Tenganan Village presenting the unique traditional culture

The specification of tourism object at Tenganan Village is consisted of :

  • Countrified pattern of rural having the character of Linear
  • The structure of bilateral society orientation at seniority collective
  • Special Ritual System in high frequency by serving the religion solidarity, artistically and social mechanical solidarity
  • The tradition of Mekare-Kare on every June is a faith tradition as the screw pine in ritual context, religion value, spirit of struggle and test of physical delaying accompanied by traditional gamelan of Selonding
  • The Art Crafting Weave of cloth fastens which is famous called by Ikat Pangringsingan that is designed and arranged by the typical color.

Tenganan Village Geographically

Tenganan village is geographically situated among the hill in west and east part of this village. This village is located in Manggis sub district and Karangasem Regency or about 1 hour drive from Denpasar Town. It is a small village consisted of three Banjars (group of local community) those are Banjar Kauh, Banjar Tengah and Banjar Pande. The regional of this village is consisted of three complexes those are resident, plantation and rice field complex. The history of Tenganan village is expressed in a few versions. The first version is mentioned that the resident of Tenganan village are come from Paneges Village, a village is located near with Bedahulu Village that is located Gianyar Regency. The second version is expressed that word of Tenganan recognized in one of Bali inscription that was written by the word of Tranganan. The third version is expressed that the Tenganan Village Resident prays to theBukit Lempuyang Temple. The word of Tenganan is ascribed by a Tengah root word which can mean to aim to middle of Pegringsingan, the fasten cloth type weave that is typically produce by Tenganan village resident. The structure of resident in Tenganan village is built in linear consisted of six rays. Each of ray consisted of some lawn broadly, the building form where the local community use it to present the handicraft for tourists. All the tradition existences of the human being are harmoniously with the God, human and environment as according to Tri Hita Karana concept. The Tourism Destination of Tenganan Village remains to draw during the time, goodness as tourism cultural object, tourism nature and agriculture tourism.

Visitors will feel comfortable when visiting this area, for some facilities are available here, like food stalls, good toilets, arts shops and a quite large parking area. If we wish to have meal in restaurants or to spend the night near this area, we can go to Candidasa, which is only 3 km from this village. To get to Tenganan, get a lift up from the main road by ojek; and have a pleasant walk back down to the main road contemplating the intricacies of the Bali Aga culture. There is no entrance fee to Tenganan but a small donation is requested as we enter Tenganan Village.

Ujung Water Park  

which by the local people is called as Taman Soekasada Ujung, was built in 1919 the launching of this complex of water palace was performed in 1912 and inaugurated in 1921 by the King of Karangasem which at first used for resting place and for entertaining important guests such as kings or the Chief Executive foreigners who visited the kingdom of Karangasem.

The invasion of the Netherlands in 1908 where the Regent status under the Dutch colonial and the King of karangasem given powers to regulate regional and wealth. I Gusti Bagus Jelantik then titled Ida Anak Agung Anglurah Karangasem was the last king who ruled the East Bali from 1909 until1945. The King of Karangasem on this period was the architect of Ujung Water Palace

Ujung Water Palace is a beautiful park with big fish pond surrounds  the old Karangasem Empire heritage building which is used by the Karangase’s King for day relaxation or meeting place in their are It is located in Ujung Countryside about 5 Km from Amlapura town. This park is originally met one pool only which is very Ghostlike and very secret called by Di Dirah and this pool at the period of I Gusti Gede Putu King (1849-1893) governance with his brother of Gede Oka (1849-1890) that the around of this pool is functioned as place of exile for the man who alleged to run the black magic (leak). At the period of I Gusti Bagus Jelantik governance which start to lead the Karangasem Kingdom in the year 1909, this pool area is extended and developed by some pools and also luxury building Bale Gili with European style (modern style), later then it is given the name called Taman Sukasada / Sukasada Park Ujung Karangasem and known as a Ujung Water Palace, that is estimate made in the year of twentieth.

Ujung Water Palace is strategically located in the coastal side, south part of Karangasem town and founding a lot of wellspring around the area. If seen from the history aspect, most of all omissions from Karangasem Empire both for Lombok Island and also exist in Bali, altogether area consisted by the pool and Gili building which is exist in the middle of pool like Mayura and Narmada Park which are existing in west part of Lombok Island.

On the most tip of the highest level of this complex of Ujung Water Palace, we will find a great statue of “warak” (rhinoceros). Beneath the warak there is a Bull statue. From this high place we will see a marvellous view of sea, hills with lush and green forest, the beauty of Mount Agung combined with the green terraced rice fields.

The greatness of Ujung Water Palace had been destructed by the explotion of Mount Agung in 1963 which was made worst by the great shake happened in 1979. However, the recovery effort had been performed to bring back the glory of this complex of water palace by holding a reconstruction and revitalisation project on it. Although it is not as great as it was, the amaze of the past still can be seen here this moment.

We can say that this Ujung Water Palace as a mascot of tourist destinations in east part of Bali because Sukasada Park has been recognized until foreign countries since twenty’s year and more famous again in the year of thirtieth when all foreign tourist start to pay a visit to Bali. King of Karangasem I Gusti Bagus Jelantik who is known as Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem is a Statesman, Man of letters as well as an architect. He has created a lot of building not even in the form of park but he also done some building which are exist in Puri Agung Karangasem (Karangasem Palace) like gateway which is looking like pagoda.

Ujung Water Palace Location:

Ujung Water Palace is located in Ujung Countryside lies at Tumbu village, south part of Karangasem regency or about 2, hours from Bali’s International Airport. From Denpasar Town, we have to take the highway of Ida Bagus Matra’s Street and go to the east part of Bali until arrive at Karangasem town. The journey will take about 2 hours and turn right to the south part of Karangasem town. Ujung Water Palace is right located in the costal side with beautiful old building and the right place to visit during your vacation in Bali.

 

Tirta Gangga 

Tirta Gangga is one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali and it is one the stop points of tourist object on East Bali Tour  Itinerary. In the middle of park, there are many small statues are intentionally set on the stone to decorate the park in order to make a good looking. All of the statues are taken from the Hindu Historical epos like Maha Bharata or Ramayana. On this page, we present the statue photo at Tirta Gangga Park.

History of Tirta Gangga Park :

Tirta gangga built in 1948 by King of karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. This water park is constructed in a very unique architectural style of Bali and China.

Tirta gangga located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali, about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to the north. Facilities available in this area such as small hotels, small restaurants, and shops and extensive parking area.

Description of Tirta Gangga Park :

Tirta gangga places in 1.2 hectares in area which consists of three complexesThe first complex that is at the very bottom to find two teratati ponds and fountains. The second complex is the center where it can be found in a swimming pool, while, on the third part, namely the third

Complex of Tirta Gangga Park :

we can find the resting place of kings. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. The spring is then enabled to meet the needs of the population will be water and also as a“pemurnian”(purification) of the Gods. For this purpose, the spring was considered holy and sacred. Religious aspects of constructing Tirta gangga park to break the king’s house and also to the general function of decent to watch. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destination in east part of Bali.

The water palace of Tirta gangga park was built in 1948 by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, This palace has been shaped in the form of a beautiful water garden and it is located near a natural spring. This spring wells up under a hugh banyan tree which stands at the foot of a hill. At the top of this hill stands a village temple.

The scenery of the area is fantastic with great views and the climate is relatively cool. These facts, together with the religious rites of the spring, inspired the King to build himself a private country house nearby this spring set amidst a beautiful recreational garden. He called it Tirta gangga – derived from the words ‘Tirta’ (blessed water) and ‘Gangga’ (from ‘Ganges’, the holy river in India).

The water gardens show a unique mix of Balinese and Chinese architecture. The grounds of the water garden (ca 1.2 ha.) consists of three separate complexes each with ponds and many sculptures. The complex on the lowest level has two large ponds and a water tower. At the second complex (middle level) are the swimming pools. The third level houses the main complex with the country home of the former King. Nowadays one can find a restaurant and four bungalow units (which are for rent) in this former country home of King A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Building water gardens, including the designing and the labor work, was a favorite hobby of the King . As many of his visitors did not expect this, of course they were surprised to find the King himself working among his labourers, standing knee deep in mud digging out the earth.

A reservoir on the grounds receives the springwater and from this reservoir drinking water is delivered via a pipe system to the town of Amlapura. There is also an underground pipe system which leads to the upper swimming pool, where it emerges through the mouth of a raksasa (a demon statue) which stands at a corner of the pool. Here the water flows over into a lower level pool. From this lower level pool it flows into some small fish ponds and from there into the rice fields that border the gardens.

The water of Tirta Gangga Park has always been regarded as holy and is regularly used for religious temple ceremonies. With important celebration days Tirta gangga Park is the destination of colourful processions with offerings, umbrellas, flags and other tributes. Led by the local temple priests, ceremonies are held at the spring, accompanied by chanting and the music of the ‘Beleganjur’, a gamelan gong group of small gongs with each musician striking a specific, different note on the musical scale, all blending in harmony. Tirta Gangga Park is located near Ababi village in Ababi, Karangasem, situated about 6 kilometres north of the town of Amlapura, at a distance of 83 km from Denpasar.