King of Karangasem.
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Puri Taman Ujung.
(Water Palace or: Royal Summer Palace).
Atop green and gold hills, with the lavender silhouette of Gunung Agung in the distance, the last Garden Temple quietly glows in the afternoon sunlight.
This elegant complex is one of three water palaces built by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem as a retreat for his family, build between 1919 and 1921. It orriginally was centered on a large enclosed bale of stucco and stained glass, with smaller open paviljons and a large pond around it.
Most of the complex was destroyed in the 1963 eruption of Gunung Agung and the earthquakes in 1978. Long time you could still wander among the statues and between the gostly pillars and arches.
With help of the Dutch, the palace is renovated and re-opened again in 2006.