Puri Agung - the King's Palace in Amlapura

King's Palace
Photos of the King's Palace in Amlapura, east Bali. Click on any of the thumbnails to see the full size image.
Royal Residence

The town of Amlapura is the capital of Karangasem ('East Bali'). The palace of the former kings of the region is located here, and their descendants have opened parts of the complex to the public. The Puri Agung displays a mix of Balinese and European styles. The very European main residence building was built by the Dutch in the late nineteenth century as a gift to the King to help strengthen ties with the local royalty. The original furnishings were donated by Queen Wilhelmina of Holland.

The wall of the front veranda of the residence is lined with old photographs of the royals and visitors to court. In front of the residence are several smaller buildings and a small pond with a large open air pavilion in the middle.

Admission to the palace is 10,000 Rupiah (0.60 USD).