Taman Ujung Water Palace

Istana Air Ujung Palace

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Istana Air Ujung Palace is the former palace of King Karangasem. It is located only a few kilometers from Amlapura in eastern Bali and has several swimming pools and a number of historic buildings, all set against the backdrop of Mount Agung and the east coast line of Bali.

This park has a combination of Balinese and European architecture, and has three large ponds with a central building connected to the edge of the main pool via a bridge. Other pools were added later, along with a number of pavilions, meditation sites and Taman Gili floating pavilions.

This site was completely destroyed during the eruption of Mount Agung which was not so far in 1963, then rocked by an earthquake in 1979. Several decades of restoration efforts have restored the site to its original state, and continues to attract local residents and visitors who come to admire the flamboyant architecture and extraordinary scenery.

The Ujung Water Palace is located in Tumbu Village in Karangasem Regency, about 2 hours drive from Denpasar. Most people visit this site as part of an organized tour.