Lempuyang tour is one of the most favorite tours booked by tourists on our website. Although the route is quite far and takes a long time, the experience you will get is truly unforgettable. Starting from your experience taking pictures in front of the gates of heaven, walking step by step above the beautiful fish pond in Ganges water garden of Tirta Gangga, enjoying the beauty of the panoramic sea and mountain in Edge water palace of Taman Ujung Soekasada, to interact directly with the ancient villagers in Tenganan. At lunch time you can enjoy it at one of the beachside restaurants in Candidasa while being entertained by the waves and beautiful views of the beach. This Lempuyang tour includes experienced driver services with comfortable cars and gasoline. While both entrance tickets, lunch and other personal expenses, are not included in the tour price.
Lempuyang Temple is located at the foot of a mountain called Mount Lempuyang and is located 600 meters above sea level. The location is in the eastern part of the island of Bali, in the village of Tribuana, Abang Karangasem. This temple is one of the important temples in Bali because the Lempuyang temple is part of the main temples which was built on the five direction of the island. The name of lempuyang is derived from the word lampu which means lights, and hyang which means God. This temple was built to worship the God of Gni Jaya (Iswara) as the ruler of the east direction of the universe. This temple was built so majestically, where there were three high sacred entrances with hundreds of stairs and an holy gate with the background of Mount Agung. This gate is famous as the gate of heaven. This gate is the best spot to take pictures, even dozens of tourists are willing to queue for up to two hours to be able to get a photo opportunity in front of this gate.
The name Tirta Gangga is cominf from the word tirta which means holy water, and Gangga is the name of a Goddess who controls the Ganges river, the most sacred river in India. This tourist spot is one of the most interesting spots in eastern Bali, this place is famous for its beautiful water garden. Tirta Gangga was built in 1937 by king Karangasem named Anak Agung Anglurah Karangasem. Tirta Gangga has several pools complete with showers and fountains and decorated with statues of Gods, long ago this place functioned as a bathing pool for the king and his family. All water flowing into each pool comes from natural springs which are sacred by local residents. All the showers and fountains in this pond do not use electric machines but instead use a very complicated traditional irrigation system. One of the most popular pools in Tirta Gangga is a pond that is equipped with dozens of carved stepping stones, so you can walk in the middle of the pool surrounded by statues of Gods. Also available a public swimming pool for anyone who wants to swim in the fresh Tirta Gangga pool.
Taman Ujung Karangasem or often called Sukasada water garden is a water palace built by King Karangasem as a place to relax or to entertain important guests of the kingdom. This water palace is located in the village of Tumbu Karangasem, approximately 3 to 4 hours drive from Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport. Called Taman Ujung because this tourist spot is located right on the southeastern tip of the island of Bali. This water palace was built in 1901 by two foreign architectures, from the Netherlands called Van Den Hentz and from China named Loto Ang. Previously this pool called pond Dirah, was a place of punishment for bad people who had black magic. Each building in Taman Ujung has a unique style which is a blend of Dutch, Chinese and Balinese architecture. There is a building in the middle of the pond connected by a pair of bridges, this building has a function as a king's resting place. There is also a pavilion in the middle of the other pool as a place to entertain important royal guests. At a higher place in this area there is also a roofless pavilion which is a suitable place to relax while enjoying views of the sea and hills. This building is quite popular as a location for pre-wedding photos.
Tenganan Village is one of the ancient villages in Bali called Bali Aga. This village is located in Manggis District, Karangasem Regency in the eastern part of the island of Bali. Tenganan means in the middle, because geographically the village of Tenganan is located in the middle of the hill, namely Dauh hill and Dangin hill. Historically, the village of Tenganan was a gift given by the king of Bali named Bedahulu to his favorite minister named Ki Patih Tunjung Biru for his services in finding the king's favorite horse in the Tenganan area. In return, the king appointed Ki Patih Tunjung Biru as the leader in the area which is now called Tenganan Village. The majority of the villagers of Tenganan village work as farmers, they have rice fields outside of the village area. In addition, they also have expertise in making handicraft. They make various plaits, calligraphy from dried palm leaves and others. One of the most famous crafts is a traditional hand weaving craft called Pegringsingan. Pegringsingan weaving has a unique motif made by hand and weaving machines from wood, using natural colors from leaves, tree roots to charcoal and rocks. Besides that Tenganan Village is also rich in unique traditions and rituals. One of them is Mageret Pandan ritual where all adult men take turns fighting using thorny pandanus leaves. After the ritual their bodies were full of scratches, then cured with traditional medicine. They performed this ritual as a tribute to their supreme god, Indra as the God of War.