SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE (Taman Soekasada Ujung) – A Karangasem Royal Park with The Nice Landscape

SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE

– All Details to Know About Taman Soekasada Ujung Water Palace –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG?

BEAUTIFUL WATER PALACE 
It has beautiful landscape and wide area.
Beautiful garden, pools, sea view and mountain view.

AWESOME ENVIRONMENT & ATMOSPHERE
Manicured grass, many trees and variety plants.
Fresh air and peaceful place.

POPULAR WATER CASTLE
You will visit the popular water palace in Bali.
Best place for family visit, especially if you have children.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Tirta Gangga.
You combine to visit those places.

TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park

WHAT IS SOEKASADA UJUNG?

DESCRIPTION:

Taman Soekasada Ujung Water Palace  is a royal park which located near to Lombok straits. It has nice garden, pools and good landscape. Around the area you will see so many tree, plants and fishes in the pools. At outside of the water palace you can see rice terrace and sea view. Soekasada Ujung park has wide open area. It’s about 400 hectares of land, but after Reformasi Agraria (land reform) in 1960 it become 10 hectares only. Some of the land distributed to Karangasem people. 

Soekasada Ujung water palace belongs to royal family of Karangasem kingdom. It was a royal ‘Dirah’ pool established on 1901 by King Anak Agung Gede Djelantik. Then his son King Anak Agung Bagus Djelantik who have a title Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem continue build and expand this pool become a water palace.

In 1909 the king appointed a Dutch architects Van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang to design the water palace. The result is a combination of Balinese, European & Chinese architecture.

On 1963-1964 mount Agung erupted, it broke the water palace and buried the pools with mud, sand and ash. Then the Seririt earthquake in 1976 made it worse. In 1998 the restoration been made by Indonesia Archeology board. Then in 2001 Karangasem Tourism board continue restored it.

TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
7.00 AM – 7.00 PM.

WEEKDAY:
Monday – Friday.

*) It will be crowded if your visit on weekend or Indonesian holiday.

PUBLIC EXERCISE/SPORT HOURS:
Morning: 5.00 AM – 8.00 AM.
Late afternoon: 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM.

*) It will be so many local doing physical exercise in these hours. Normally they do jogging here.

SOEKASADA UJUNG PARK

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*) If you lucky you can see Seraya mountain and Agung volcano clearly without any clouds.

HOW MUCH THE TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG ENTRANCE FEE?

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 50K
Child : IDR 50K

*) Children age 2-5 years old get half price.

DOMESTIC VISITOR (LOCAL) ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 15K
Child : IDR 15K

PUBLIC EXERCISE/SPORT HOURS ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 5K
Child : IDR 5K

*) You can use this cheap entrance fee, but it’s in specific time only.

TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG ENTRY TICKET:

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park entrance fee entry ticket

OTHER FEE:

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR 5K
Car: IDR 2K

*) You can parking at outside to get free.

OTHER FEE:
Drone : IDR 500K
Pre-wedding photo: IDR ?K

SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park

WHERE IS SOEKASADA UJUNG PARK LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Banjar Dinas, Tumbu.
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Karangasem
Regency (Kabupaten): Karangasem
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 70 km northeast of Denpasar or 2 hour.
About 58 km east of Ubud or 2 hour.
About 79 km northeast of Kuta beach or 2 hours and 20 minutes.
About 81 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 2 hour and 15 minutes.

MAP OF TAMAN SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE:

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park map

*) If you drive a scooter you can click the map above. It’s your driving guideline.

HOW TO GET TO SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
Please take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – stop at Karang Sokong Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take an Angkot to Seraya – stop at Soekasada Ujung park.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 30K + IDR ?K
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan –  stop at Karang Sokong Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take an Angkot to Seraya – stop at Soekasada Ujung park.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K + IDR ?K
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Then, stop at Karang Sokong Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take an Angkot to Seraya – stop at Soekasada Ujung park.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K + IDR ?K
  • Timetable: No.

From North DENPASAR:
Please take a Bemo/Angkot at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Then, stop at Karang Sokong Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take an Angkot to Seraya – stop at Soekasada Ujung park.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 30K + IDR ?K
  • Timetable: No.

From South DENPASAR:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) to Amlapura, Karangasem at Batubulan – Then, stop at Karang Sokong Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take an Angkot to Seraya – stop at Soekasada Ujung park.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 30K + IDR ?K
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Karang Sokong Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this water palace and use google maps as your navigator.

BALE GILI’S GATE

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale gili gate

THE BRIDGE TO BALE GILI

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale gili bridge

*) On the top of the bridge you can see the symbol or logo of Karangasem kingdom.

BALE GILI

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BALE GILI IN THE MID OF SOEKASADA UJUNG POOL

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*) The building above called as Bale Gili. Bale means a hall. Gili means small island. So, Bale Gili means a hall in the small island.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Telkomsel SIM card has better service than other operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own pocket tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shop outside of the water palace selling snacks and souvenirs.

*) I suggest you to have lunch at outside of water palace. They have grilled fish with affordable price. It located near the beach.

INSIDE OF BALE GILI

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale gili inside

*) This building used by King Karangasem to retreat and also welcome very important guest.

KARANGASEM KING

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*) King Anak Agung Bagus Djelantik who have a title Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem rules from 1909-1939.

KARANGASEM KING WITH HIS FATHER

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*) Anak Agung Bagus Djelantik reading a Lontar (palm inscription) to his father King Anak Agung Gede Djelantik in 1908.

KARANGASEM KING WITH HIS WIVES

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale gili king and his wives picture

*) King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem with his three wives in 1920.

KARANGASEM KING WITH HIS CHILDRENS

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*) King of Karangasem (Anak Agung Bagus Djelantik) with his twelve children in front of Bale Gili Maskerdam in 1922.

FLORA & FAUNA:

SOEKASADA UJUNG FLOWERS

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bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park flowers

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park flowers

SOEKASADA UJUNG VEGETABLES GARDEN

CHILI

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park vegetables chili

BITTER MELON

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park vegetables bitter melon

EGGPLANT

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park vegetables egg plant

WHITE EGGPLANT

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*) Seems it’s a nice place to bring your children into this park. Also you can introduce or educate them about vegetable plants.

SOEKASADA UJUNG ROOSTER

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park animal rooster

*) You can ask your children feeding the rooster or the fishes. I think they will love it.

OTHER NICE SPOT:

BALE KAPAL

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale kapal

*) This building remain you how strong Seririt earthquake on 1976. It broke the roof.

**) Bale Kapal has nice view. You can see the whole Soekasada Ujung park, sea view, horizontal line and the ships. That’s why this building named as Bale Kapal, it’s means a hall to see the ships.

BALE KAMBANG

bali karangasem taman soekasada ujung water palace royal park bale kambang

*) Bale Kambang means a floating hall.

BALE GILI AT SOEKASADA UJUNG PARK

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*) Taman Soekasada Ujung water palace located near to Lombok straits. It has nice park, manicured grass, fresh air, sea view and mountain view. It’s good place for relax, chilling and refresh your mind.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:
1. Heritage Karangasem royal water palace.
2. Great park & greenery landscape.
3. Beautiful garden & panoramic view.
4. Peaceful & serenity place in early morning.
5. Family picnic place.

CONS:
1. No public transport to get there.
2. Location is quiet far.
3. Some visitor said it’s too expensive for visit a park.
4. Need to pay for parking.
5. Expensive drone permit fee.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR SOEKASADA UJUNG WATER PALACE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Soekasada Ujung park:

1. Lempuyang Luhur temple.
2. Amlapura Karangasem royal palace.
3. Tirta Gangga water palace.
4. Virgin beach.
5. Tenganan ancient village.
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You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 11 & 12 itinerary.

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