Karangasem lies in the eastern part of Bali with Amlapura as the region capital. The regency spreads on 839,54 square kilometers with the total population of around 369.320 people. It is one of the regencies in the Province of Bali. Karangasem shares the border with Jawa Ocean on the north, Lombok Straits on the east, Buleleng on the north, Klunkung and Bangli on the west.
Karangasem is one of the travel destination in Bali and is famous for its under water world and marine life. The tourism industry has been developed as the second most important income for the region. Tourist objects and travel destination in Karangasem Regency include Candidasa, Besakih, Tirtagangga, Amed, Tulamben, Tenganan, Putung, Padang Bai, Sibetan, Iseh, Telaga Waja, Jemeluk, Bukit Jambul, Taman Ujung, and Yeh Malet.
Wide selection of hotels and accommodation are mostly located in Candidasa, Amed, Manggis and Tulamben. The best diving spots are located offshore Tulamben and Amed. Travel to Karangasem is around 2 hours drive from Bali International Airport, Legian, Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua.