Friday, May 26, 2017

Tirta gangga

Tirta Gangga is a small Water Palace, built in the 1940s. Note, in particular, the 11 level fountain. The koi are huge!

Ujung Water Palace

The Ujung Water Palace was built by the Royal Family of Karangasem in the early 20th century. An interesting mix of Western and Balinese styles. Much rebuilt after major earthquakes. Immaculately maintained​ and well worth the visit. 

Charley's chocolate factory

Close to Candidasa is Charley's chocolate factory. Built by Australian Charley more than 20 years ago, in bamboo. Great views and chocolate.

Babi Guling

Roast suckling pig is a speciality of Bali. Delicious!

Pura Besakih

Pura Besakih on the slopes of Gunung Agung, is the largest collection of Hindu temples​ in Bali. We were fortunate enough to be there on a day when there were purification rites for one of the main castes in Bali. Many worshippers​ at the temples. A site to see.

Taman Gili

At Klungkung, the is a famous water palace, Taman Gili, built by the ruler of the Klungkung Regency in the early 20th century. This was the site of the final battle with the Dutch, in 1908. Most of the palace was destroyed in the battle. Two pavilions remain, each with amazing paintings​ in the roof structure. The Kertha Ghosa pavilion was where the King meted out justice.