KARANGASEM

Stretching to cover the most eastern part of Bali, Karangasem is home to some of Bali’s real gems that are off the beaten-path (as well as home to many of its arak, traditional liquor, makers). Divers explore the shipwreck of the USS Liberty in Tulamben and the majestic area of Amed, while beachgoers seek out Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach) and resort town Candidasa. The beautiful gardens of Tirta Gangga attract many travelers, and the towering Pura Lempuyang is also worth a trip. The “Temple of a Thousand Steps”, Lempuyang stands tall above the landscape and is truly majestic. Don’t forget the Taman Ujung Water Palace for three large pools, manicured gardens, and stony pathways.
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Bali’s Mount Agung erupts again, alert level remains the same

Bali’s Mount Agung erupts again, alert level remains the same

East Bali’s Mount Agung is yet to quieten down completely, with two volcanic eruptions recorded yesterday morning (Sun, March, 17) at 8am and 10:30am respectively. According to...

VIDEO: Panicked foreign climbers flee an erupting Agung

VIDEO: Panicked foreign climbers flee an erupting Agung

Three foreign nationals who attempted to climb Bali’s Mount Agung despite authorities’ warnings against doing so, were sent racing back down the slope as the active volcano...

Deadly landslide in Karangasem kills 2 and injures 12

Deadly landslide in Karangasem kills 2 and injures 12

A six-meter cliff mudslide struck a home in the village of Ban, Karangasem, last night, resulting in the death of two family members and the injury of a further 12. The house,...

Found: Russian climber who ventured into Agung’s exclusion zone

Found: Russian climber who ventured into Agung’s exclusion zone

A Russian hiker who was reported missing yesterday after attempting to hike up Mount Agung has today been found. The man, identified only as “Aleksandr,” took on the ascent...

Agung strikes again, this time emitting a 2000-meter high ash column

Agung strikes again, this time emitting a 2000-meter high ash column

Following two small eruptions yesterday, Bali’s Mount Agung flared up once again in the wee hours of this morning. Occurring at around 3:45am, today’s eruption was accompanied...

Bali’s Mount Agung spews streams of incandescent lava as far as a kilometer

Bali’s Mount Agung spews streams of incandescent lava as far as a kilometer

Mount Agung’s activity has slowly increased over the past couple of weeks, with the latest rumbling, on Saturday, sending out lava a kilometer to the east of the volcano’s...

Revamped facilities for Bali’s Besakih Temple to include a new visitor center

Revamped facilities for Bali’s Besakih Temple to include a new visitor center

Governor Wayan Koster’s 2019 protection plan for Besakih Temple will incorporate a visitor center with a cinema to screen films about the history and religious significance of...

Mount Agung erupts for the first time in five months

Mount Agung erupts for the first time in five months

After a long quiet spell, Bali’s highest peak flared up once again in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to an official report by the Center for Volcanology and...

Bali Volcano Fires: Forest fire on Mount Agung slopes still burns, flames at Batur extinguished

Bali Volcano Fires: Forest fire on Mount Agung slopes still burns, flames at Batur extinguished

It’s been dry in Bali lately, which has made it difficult to fully put out forest fires that have been burning on two of the island’s volcanos. Firefighters are...

Forest fire breaks out on slopes of Bali’s Mount Agung

Forest fire breaks out on slopes of Bali’s Mount Agung

The Suwung landfill in South Denpasar is not the only place burning in Bali at the moment. A forest fire broke out on the slopes of Bali’s Mount Agung on Thursday. Wooded areas...