Bukit Jambul, Karangasem
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Bukit Jambul is crest of a hill. Bukit Jambul is one of the wonderful attractions existing in Bali island. Bukit Jambul known as the Pearl of east Bali. This expression may be particularly suitable to describe the Bukit Jambul region. Harmonious combination between the hills, rice fields, valleys, and panoramic views of the beautiful sea. From the height of the hill we could see the natural beauty underneath it while sipping a cool and fresh air.
The name of Bukit Jambul, supposedly derived from the people around who saw the western hill has a large and shady tree, which when viewed from a distance resembles a topknot. On top of the hill there is a temple called Pura Puncak Sari. In some areas Pura Puncak Sari overgrown by trees that were large and very dense. While below the temple complex there are rice fields so that the population is heavily wooded hilltop that looks looks like a “Crest”. And the temple at the top of the hill right now is that called Ulun Carik by local farmers. Before named Bukit Jambul, rice environments existing in the south of the highway known as the Chronicle Kelod. While the dry areas and rice fields are located to the north of the highway called by the name Babakan Kaja. Therefore, the presence of a hill that looks like a tuft and are now a tourist attraction then over time the area was known as Bukit Jambul.
On the edge of the uphill and winding road you can see patches of terraced rice fields and clove trees are fertile. In the east seem towering hills and the Sidemen area and the south there are rice fields Klungkung and stunning views of the high seas in the South Klungkung. While enjoying the natural scenery crest hill, you can relax for a moment at coffe shop or restaurant in this area tourist attraction.
Location of Bukit Jambul area not far from Mount Agung, precisely in the Pesaban traditional village , Nongan Village, Rendang sub district, Karangasem. The distance is approximately 12 miles from Klungkung or 51 km from Denpasar. Bukit Jambul can be achieved approximately 45 minutes from Denpasar. This place is located on the border between the Klungkung district and Karangasem district, so if we want to visit Pura Besakih through Klungkung, we will automatically pass to Bukit Jambul.