The name Tirta Gangga literally means ‘water from the Ganges’. Tirta Gangga is a beautiful architectural masterpiece filled with a number of pools. Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and many stone carvings and statues. Tirta Gangga is influenced by both Balinese and Chinese architecture and was built in the 1946 by the late King of Karangasem. However, when Mount Agung, a nearby volcano, erupted in 1963 the place was almost entirely destroyed. It was therefore rebuilt into a beautiful 3 acre complex of perfectly sculpted statues, two ponds, a swimming pool and small buildings all surrounded by lavish gardens. The water from springs to the right of the entrance are considered holy by the locals. This water is used both for drinking as well as during religious ceremonies.
Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace that’s now been turned into a beautiful open garden for locals and tourists to visit. There is also of course the famous stepping stones that lead around the centre piece – an 11 tier fountain. You can feed the fish in the area and capture a memorable photo at Tirta Gangga to end your visit. Located out East, Tirta Gangga is around 2 hours from Ubud. Many people heading to East Bali choose to stay in the small beach town of Amed, which is around 30 minutes from the Bali Water Palace – Tirta Gangga. The entrance fee to Tirta Gangga cost 15,000IDR each. ———————————
Tirta Gangga, Abang, Karangasem, Bali.
Taken by: @abisatriawansa