Giving the meaning water from the Gangas, Tirta Gangga is a beautiful area in Bali which includes the water palace and lush green rural surroundings. The water palace has been built by the Raja of Karangasem in 1948. This palace is a maze of pools and beautiful fountains surrounded by a well maintained garden and several stone carvings and statues that do not fail to impress. Although it was entirely destroyed during the eruption of the Mount Agunu in 1963 it was successfully rebuilt and has much of its original charm restored.
The eleven tiered fountain that sits in the middle of this lush green park is a stunning centrepiece admired by many. There are several beautiful paddy terraces around the Tirta Gangga and 10 kilometres east of it sits the Lempuyang temple on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang. Another water palace built for relaxation by the predecessor of King Karangasem is situated close to the Tirta Gangga. Although this too was ruined by the same eruption, it was not restored to the same degree as Tirta Gangga.
The premise occupies a land extent of one hectare and to date has an air of authentic magnificence to it. Many travellers have described the area as the perfect place to unwind while absorbing the old world charm of Bali. Visitors are charged a fee to enter the premise and are allowed to bathe in these pools for a slightly higher fee. The restaurant at the premise offers refreshing drinks and provides great photo opportunities from its privileged location above the garden grounds.
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