Karangasem Regency

This regency dominated  by the towering presence of Mt Agung (3142 m), the island's most sacred and highest volcano, whose foothills and lave flows provide some of the most spectacular landscapes.

Pura Besakih , the Bali's most important and best-kept temple, is located in this regency. This temple consist of about 30 separate temples in seven terraces that ascend up the hill. It lies at an altitude of 900 meters on the southwestern slope of the mountain, offering spectacular views.

Padang Bai is the major harbor  for the ferry service to Lombok.

Candi Dasa, a new but rapidly growing beach  resort, with black sand. There is  seaside resort with full range hotels, home-stays, disco-bars, moneychanger, shops and restaurants. Candidasa enjoys cool breezes and  is a good resting point for trips to the east and north.

Teganan village, is the only place in Indonesia where double-weaving ikat, Geringsing, is produced. This village is also famous for its lontar sacred books, traditional Balinese palm-leaf books.

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