Taman Sukasada (Suksada Park) is a beautiful park located at Ujung Village, around 5 km southern part of Amlapura Town. The park is laid out very beautiful and unique reminiscent to the Dutch colonial period because the architecture of the park is designed by European style. Now, this park has been refurbished into beautiful site that is swept by the tropical atmosphere make this site become peaceful which is suitable for relaxation. If you visit this site, you will be brought into a memorable of Dutch colonialism period as well as the buildings are designed based on European style that create the classic nuance so this park is a must place to visit on your vacation in the island of God.
In the beginning, there was only a pond founded here where the pond was very haunted and secret where this pond is named by Di Dirah. The existence of this pond has been there when reign of I Gusti Gde Putu king (1849-1893) together with his brother I Gusti Gde Oka (1849-1890) and the surrounding area of this pond has been used a dumping place for those accused of running the witchcraft (black magic). In the reign of I Gusti Bagus Jelantik who becomes king in 1909, the areal of this pond is expanded and builds some ponds and a magnificent Bale Gili building with European style, hence this site is named by Taman Sukasada Ujung Karangasem. This park is located in the strategically location which is close to the beach and many springs were found.
When viewed from the history, almost all the heritages of Karangasem Kingdom both in Lombok and Bali Island those are consisted of pond and Gili Building where the Gili building is set on the pond like Mayura Park, Narmada Park located in west Lombok. Taman Sukasada is able to be said as a mascot of Bali’s Tourism because Sukasada Park is well known in all over the world. One of the interesting points in Taman Sukasada is Taman Gili (Gili Park) set in the middle of large pond and this place is especially used as a relaxation site by Karangasem King.
Karangasem King I Gusti Bagus Jelantik which then hold Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem is a statesman, writer and also an architect. He created many buildings, not just a park but also some buildings in Puri Agung Amlapura ( Amlapura Palace) including entrance gate look like Pagoda that make an admiration for every viewer. He is a brilliant king, smart, artistic and powerful in spirituals. It was recorded on the Bali's history that he was success to kick out the Dutch in Singaraja together with Singaraja King 'Gusti Ngurah Panji Sakti'.