and Tulamben are alternative destinations in east Bali.
Amed is a quiet resort town which offers a couple of
small hotels and good snorkeling. Tulamben is even quieter
and popular with local divers. A shipwreck and a drop-off
accessible from the beach offer easy access to a colourful
underwater world. Diving courses are also available.
To the north east of Amed lies Tulamben whose claim
to fame is the wreck of the USS Liberty, torpedoed off
Lombok in WWII and towed to its present site for salvage.
Unfortunately the 1963 Mt Agung eruption broke and scattered
the hulk but its a great snorkeling and diving
spot just 30 m from the beach and is home to literally
hundreds of species of fish.
With the panorama changing drastically to dry hills
covered with scrub, Tulamben is quieter and even more
popular for diving. As one of the most renowned diving
site in Indonesia, Tulamben offers diverse marine life
and magnificent under water world.
The resort is 200 meters away from the famous Liberty
Wreck, and about 300 meters away from the drop-off.
The shark point and Manta point are also nearby. The
Liberty Wreck is the relic of the U.S. Liberty warship
that was torpedoed by the Japanese during World War
II in the Lombok
Strait. She was beached on Tulamben when rescue attempts
failed. When Mount Agung erupted in 1963, she broke
into two and was swept to her present position close
to the shore of Tulamben.
The hull is encrusted with coral and the fish have become
quite tame because of the large numbers of divers here.
A perfect resort town that will bring back the memory
of Kuta. Completed with simple tourist supporting facilities
such as Losmen, small hotels and amateur entertainment,
Amed is a popular site for snorkeling.
Amed has excellent snorkeling spot just off the black
sand beach and further out in the bay is a coral wall
with abundant sponges and hard and soft corals. Plenty
of fish varieties could be found in this area, such
as Black Snapper, Triggerfish, Cardinalfish, etc.
As the most sanctified and influential of the island's
countless temples, Besakih Temple inherited shrines
for all Hindu Balinese, who regard Pura Besakih as the
apex of holiness. Having a main role as a home to the
most important and sacred of Bali's many temples. Sighted
on the high slopes of Gunung Agung, the highest and
most significant volcano in Bali, Besakih enjoys spectacular
views to all of southern Bali.
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