Tour category : Fun Attraction
Regency : Karangasem
Ujung Water Palace or Taman Soekasada Ujung is located at Tumbu village in Karangasem regency around 85 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 5 km from Amlapura. The water palace was built in 1919 by the late King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik but the launching of this complex of water palace was held in 1912. This water Palace was built to welcome and serve important guests and kings from neighboring countries, as well as for the pleasure of the king and his royal family.
This water palace is an amalgam of Balinese and European architectures. It has three large ponds and a rest house called “Bale Gili” in the middle of the main pond connected to the edge of the pond by two bridges with a sentry post on each bridge. This rest house consists of four rooms, and the pictures of the royal family can be seen in the middle room. A structure with 12 pillars called “Bale Bundar” is situated on the west side of the pond. “Bale Kambang”, floating house is situated in the second pond, connected to the edge of the pond with path.
This water palace has three gates; each gate has its own view to offer. The west gate offers the view of Bale Kapal and a series of stairs. The south gate offers a path between two ponds that can be accessed by a vehicle. The east gate has spring water.
On the highest level of this complex there is a great statue of “warak” (rhinoceros). A bull statue is placed beneath the warak statue. From this place, a marvellous view of sea, hills with lush and green forest, the beauty of Mount Agung combined with the green terraced rice fields can be clearly seen.