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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A first look at Alila Manggis’ newly launched luxury yoga retreat in East Bali

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Reckless foreigners rebuked for hanging out on edge of Bali’s Agung crater

Reckless foreigners rebuked for hanging out on edge of Bali’s Agung crater

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Bali authorities seize 280 kilograms of turtle meat smuggled from Sumbawa

Bali authorities seize 280 kilograms of turtle meat smuggled from Sumbawa

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Panic at Besakih Temple ceremony as Agung roars and erupts again

Panic at Besakih Temple ceremony as Agung roars and erupts again

Bali’s Mount Agung erupted once again in the wee hours of this morning, emitting a characteristic roar that sent those praying at Besakih Temple, which is located on the slopes...

Residents report hearing a loud boom before Mount Agung erupts again

Residents report hearing a loud boom before Mount Agung erupts again

Mount Agung in Karangasem erupted once again at 6:25pm yesterday evening, and locals living in the surrounding villages reported hearing a loud roar from the volcano just before....

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...