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Located in the quiet city of Amlapura, approximately 80 kilometers from Denpasar. Karangasem Palace is one of ancient building in Bali.

Karangasem Palace, One of Ancient Building in Bali

Puri Agung Karangasem or Karangasem Palace was built in 19th Century by Anak Agung Gede Jelantik, the first king of Karangasem Kingdom. Located in the quiet city of Amlapura, approximately 80 kilometers from Denpasar. Karangasem Palace is one of ancient building in Bali.

Today the palaces are open to all visitors and for a nominal donation you are free to wander and revel in the faded grandeur of the kingdom. There are three palaces. The oldest, Puri Gede sits on two hectares and is surrounded by an imposing redbrick wall. Within this huge garden site, reminders of former glory. Courtyards unfold within courtyards, each divided by spectacular gates, symbolising heaven, earth and hell. Some courtyards were open to the public, where the raja would give audience and hold performances of dance and music.

Adjoining, is the Puri Kangin, which is also accessible through Puri Gede. Across the road is Puri Agung, the palace that is most used today. As this palace is more recent, the architecture shows strong European influence and a large bale in the centre of a green lake.

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