Built at the beginning of the 20th century, Ujung Water Palace is the former palace of the King of Karangasem. It’s located just a few kilometers from Amlapura in Bali and features several pools and a number of historical structures, all set against the backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline of the island.
The park features a combination of Balinese and European architecture throughout, and has three large pools, with a central building connected to the edge of the main pool via a bridge. The other pools were added later, along with a number of pavilions, meditation quarters, and the Taman Gili floating pavilions.
The site was virtually devastated following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and was later shaken by an earthquake in 1979. However, multiple restoration efforts throughout the decades have restored the site to its former glory, and it continues to attract both locals and visitors, who come to marvel at the flamboyant architecture and magnificent views.
Ujung Water Palace is located in Tumbu Village within the Karangasem regency, around a two-hour drive from Denpasar. Most people visit the site as part of an organized tour.