Explore The East Bali!!! Puri Agung Karangasem or Karangasem Palace is one of palaces exist in Amlapura Town, east part of Bali owns the unique building architecture. Puri Agung Karangasem is located in Sultan Agung street, Karangasem district, Karangasem regency. The buildings are mostly decorated by Chinese architecture. The door is decorated by Barong Sai ornament and other bas-reliefs ornament at door leaf is fully patterned from china.
The iconography at ancient building is still following the traditional pattern of Puri/palace. It is starting from the entrance gateway in south part of palace which is called Bancingah or Ancak Saji, then step into the middle area call Jaba/Petandakan/Pamengkang and it is referred by last Loji, the king residence. The building form types are still keeping traditionally with the graven pillar. The ancient building is made around 1875, while the Maskerdam building is predictably built in year 1900 by I Gusti Gde Jelantik and then it is taken hold by Stedehouder (Dutch Government Representative). The mains building is called Maskerdam own three doors with the wide front yard. It’s building pillar is made from the intact teak, so that looks utilize the modern technique. Front of mains building there is another building which is called Bale Gili and it is encircled by big enough pool of hot spot or meeting place. The entrance of new building pass through two doors with the high rise building like pagoda is giving typical type of Puri Agung Karangasem. This Palace is non-stopped improvement and now it has been opened as a tourism destination in east part of Bali Island.
Puri Agung Karangasem, home of the royal family of Karangasem, covers three palaces built by the last Raja in the early 20th century: Puri Agung Karangasem, Taman Sukasada Ujung, Taman Air Tirta Gangga. Puri Agung Karangasem is opened for public and appointed as one of tourist destinations that you must visit in Kerangasem, east part of Bali Island.