Karangasem district is one of nine district / city in the Province of Bali medium. District that is located in the eastern part of Bali Island is limited by the Lombok in the East, the West is limited by Kabupaten Klungkung, Bangli and Buleleng; limited by the Southern Indian Ocean, and the North Sea by Java. Capital of this district is Amlapura.
Karangasem Regency is located precisely at 8 º 00'00 "- 8 º 41'37, 8" south and longitude 115 º 35'9, 8 "- 115 º 54'8, 9" east longitude. This district has a wide area 83,954 hectares, which consists of 8 districts: Karangasem, Abang, Kubu, Bebandem, Sidemen, The, rendang, and Manggis. Karangsem district also includes the three villages and 68 traditional villages, 52 community groups, and 526 hamlets.
Data Collection of 2003 notes that the total number of Karangasem regency is 388,320 people, consists of 193,518 men and 194,802 women. Karangasem has a population of which varies. Have become the farmers, fishermen, traders, pengerajin, and there are even active in the field of tourism. The majority of the population is Hindu, who is very religious, so that almost every day activities, rituals found.
Karangasem district is a region with a tropical climate, influenced by two types of seasons: dry season (April-October) and rainy season (November - March). The highest rainfall occurred in October, ie in 166 days, with average rainfall 182 mm. Flora and fauna species are tropical.
The distance between the Karangasem Regency and the Ngurah Rai International Airport is 88 km (53 miles). Along the road from the airport you will see a panorama of East Bali enamor with hill and beautiful terasering.
As one of the tourist destinations in Bali, Karangasem has so much potential for the industry of its tourism. That is rich with natural mountains, hills, rivers, rice fields, and beaches combined with the day-to-day life of the community and create a unique culture Karangasem worthy to visit.
There are 15 tourist destinations in the Karangasem Regency, namely: Hill crest, Besakih, Telaga WAJA, Iseh, Putung, Puri Agung Karangasem, Tirtagangga, Jemeluk, Tulamben, Sibetan, Taman Ujung, Candidasa, Tenganan Pegeringsingan, Padangbai, and Yeh Malet. Tourism object is spread in the three regions, the developing tourism: Candidasa, Ujung, and Tulamben.