Amlapura attractions

Palace in Amlapura

Puri Agung Karangasem

The main residence in this palace compound is known as the Maskerdam (Amsterdam) because it was built by the Dutch as a reward for the Karangasem kingdom’s acquiescence to Dutch rule. Looking considerably worse for …
Gardens in Amlapura

Taman Ujung

A hugely popular location for wedding photographs and romantic saunters, this complex five kilometres south of Amlapura dates to 1921, when the last king of Karangasem completed the construction of a grand water pal…
Beach in Amlapura

Pantai Ujung

This rocky beach southeast of Amlapura is home to one of the more unusual sights in east Bali – a 2m-long penis-shaped rock (lingga). Locals attribute great power to the rock and it's now the scene of regular ceremo…
Palace in Amlapura

Puri Gede

Home to members of the extended Karangasem royal family, this compound opposite Puri Agung Karangasem is surrounded by long walls; within them there are brick buildings dating from the Dutch colonial period. The com…