One of the historical tourism in Bali is the Puri Agung Karangasem, was a center of government or the royal palace in earlier times in the region of Karangasem Bali. As a palace, of course this place has unique characteristics that different from the Balinese house in earlier times. This can be seen from the design of buildings, number of buildings, support buildings and of course the scenery.
Indeed, Puri Agung Karangasem built in the 19th century, the architecture of building has three different styles, the style of Balinese, Chinese, and European styles. The possibility is Anak Agung Gede Jelantik, the king at the time, want to make a difference in his palace so he adopts that three style when build of his kingdom. All three styles are combined in the whole palace, which includes Balinese ornaments on statues and reliefs, the main building with European style, and a Chinese style in ornaments such as doors, windows, or seats.
This Bali resorts was built in three sections. The first part is the front area, which used to perform Balinese dance or other arts, called Bencingah. In earlier times, Bencingah used as a place of ordinary people socialize or associated with the royal family. The second part is called the Jaba-Tengah, consist of gardens and ponds. The last part is similar to the name of big city in the Netherlands, namely Makerdam used to carry out royal leadership activities.
Puri Agung Karangasem is located in the Amlapura city. The distance of this Bali resorts is about 78 kilometers from Denpasar, which can be reached within two hour drive. This palace is close with Candidasa beach and Besakih temple. The road to this area is very good because of its strategic location in the center of town. No doubt about hotel Bali, accommodation, and other tourist facilities, because this palace is a proud of Karangasem Bali tourism. If you want to stay around Amlapura, you can choose some best accommodation or hotel near Karangasem, namely Coral View Villas, Tirta Ayu Hotel, Fajar Candidasa Hotel, Alam Asmara Dive Resort.