LEMPUYANG TOUR

LEMPUYANG TOUR

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August 9, 2019

INTRODUCTION

Lempuyang Temple is a sacred temple which is located on the top of Belibis Hill, northeast of Mount Agung, in Karangasem regency. This tour uncovers the hidden beauties of East Bali where the Karangasem kingdom still lies today.

PLACES OF INTEREST WILL BE VISITED

TIRTA GANGGA

Tirta Gangga is a heritage park of Karangasem Kingdom with big pond and pool supported by big flows of fresh water. There is a big tower sprays through the water fountain which is set in the middle of pond and a Hindu temple with fishpond just set on the foot of hill. Some of beautiful statues standing on the water right in the middle of fishpond are also one of fascinations for tourist to visit.

LEMPUYANG TEMPLE

Lempuyang Temple, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples, on par with Besakih. It is also believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Definitely a highlight on any travel itinerary for the fit and adventurous, the main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of Mount Lempuyang in East Bali. The heights are reachable via a steep staircase of over 1,700 steps, with attractions along the way including several other temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests.

TAMAN UJUNG

Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late king of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline. The site suffered near devastation by the showers of hot ash following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. Restoration efforts throughout the decades made way to its current splendour, and it continues to appeal to both locals and foreign visitors.

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