This regency sprawls over the full length of Bali’s north coast. It is hot, dry, and fringed with black sand beaches and coconut palms. It meet Karangasem in the northeast coast into the untouched jungle territory of Bali’s National Park, on the west end of the island.
The regency has been more exposed to foreign influences in the recent past. Buleleng was a port for trading boasts coming east on the route to Spice Island and where Chinese, Arabic, Eurupean, and Bugis merchants came to exchange opium, arms, and “Kepeng” for Balinese rice, fruits, cattle, and slaves. In 1882, the Dutch made Bali and Lombok into a combined Residency and Singaraja became the capital city.