Candi Dasa is a small fishing village on the east coast of Bali in the Regency of Karangasem. It is a low key, laid back town with an old rustic charm to it. Being on the coastline of East Bali, the main activities naturally centre around fishing trips, snorkelling and diving.
The main street is lined with many restaurants and hotels. You be amazed to find a great variety of food in this small little village. There are also several Internet cafes, car or motorbike rentals and some hotels also rent out bicycles.
Candi Dasa is a good base to be if you are visiting the east coast. It is close to the cultural treasures like the Taman Ujung (Water Palace) and Tirtaganga (the Water Garden) built by the last king of Karangasem , the Bersakih Temple (the mother temple) located on the slopes of Mount Agung, and the Tenganan Village.
The Tenganan village is sometimes called a “living museum” as many of the original customs and traditions are kept and hand-woven cloth called “geringsing” (double ikat) are still produced in this village. These handwoven cloth are great presents to give away.