Puri Agung Karangasem has been one of tourist destination for the visitor who comes to Bali. This royal heritage castle first time builded by Anak Agung Gede Jelantik around 19th century. Anak Agung Gede Jelantik is the first King of Karangasem Kingdom. Puri Karangasem builded with combine with various architect style like Bali, China and Europe. There are temples towering up until 25 meters made by brick and decorated by wayang motives. Located in Amlapura City about 78km from Denpasar City.
You can see the Balinese architecture on the Hindhu’s sculptures and the wall relief of castle. The Europe influence you can see on main build with the big veranda, and the Chinese style can see on windows style, the door, and other ornament. For them who understanding about building art, Puri Karangasem will seen as the results of God.
Puri Agung Karangasem consist of three parts, Bencingah, Jaba Tengah and Maskerdam. Bencingah is the front of Castle door. Places to performance traditional arts. Jaba Tengah as the Castle garden with pond. In the middle of pond there are building named ‘Balai Gili’ or floating building. In there we can see two lychee old tree.
The tird parts is Maskerdam, which named after Amsterdam, name of a city in Netherlands. This building build in the first time Karangasem King start the relationship with Netherlands Government. Karangasem tourist destination not just be known because of Tirta Gangga, Candidasa, or diving site like in Tulamben, but be known because of the history tour like in Puri Agung Karangasem.