Karangasem Regency is located on the eastern end of the island of Bali with an area of about 839.5 Km-‘ inhabited by more than 471,820 “souls with a population density of 562 inhabitants per Km2. Karangasem area is a hilly area with dry soil conditions, almost close to natural conditions in West Lombok. Karangasem’s hot and dry natural conditions are further sharpened when the area is dilched by the land of Mount Agung when erupting in
1963. Most of the area of Karangasem, especially the northern part, was buried lava eruption of Mount Agung 1963 which swallowed victims of thousands of people.
Enter Decade 1980, this area little by little began to turn green overgrown grass and types of dried plants setain also vigorous reforestation through the arrangement of agriculture and plantation sectors. The plot of paddy fields in the suburbs of Karangasem is again styled after its original shape. Subak organization, in this case, plays the role of panting in the management of the farm land.
Since mid-decade 1990, the northern Karangasem area, especially the lava spill area in Tulamben, definitely turned into a marine tourism area with coral reefs and interesting ornamental fish. Tourism facilities such as hotels, restaurant and maritime recreation are built in the area of Tulamben. Not only the natural beauty of the hills and under the sea that is in the mainstay of Karangasem tourism. The early Balinese people who settled in Karangasem area gave local color to the cultural arts of Karangasem area. The people of Tenganan, Chamaya, Asak, Timbrah, Bugbug and some other villages until now still apply the traditional order of Bali beginning their ancestral heritage. Despite the tolerance of cultural influences through the Hindu pathways, their determination to not readily accept influence Bali Majapahit caused the cultural heritage of Bali Mula still able to survive until now.