TIRTA GANGGA

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Getting To Know Tirta Gangga Temple

Tirta Gangga Water Palace is one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali and it is one the stop points of tourist object on Bali East Tour and Bali Lempuyang Tour Itinerary. In the middle of park, there are many small statues are intentionally set on the stone to decorate the park in order to make a good looking. All of the statues are taken from the Hindu Historical epos like Maha Bharata or Ramayana. On this page, we present the statue photo at Tirta Gangga Water Palace. A very popular place right now where many tourists come here to see the beauty of the pond with its very beautiful koi fish, and this place is very often used as a place to take Instagram photos because the resulting photos are so beautiful and very instagramable. If by chance you visit the eastern area of ​​​​the island of Bali, it would be nice if you stop here and take pictures in the pond with the beautiful koi fish

History of Tirta Gangga Water Palace :

A visit to Tirta Gangga is incomplete without knowing the history of this Tirta Gangga Water Palace, where based on the sources we read, we can describe that the history of Tirta Gangga began during the Karangasem Kingdom. Tirta gangga built in 1948 by King of karangasem, ;Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. This water park is constructed in a very unique architectural style of Bali and China. This palace has been shaped in the form of a beautiful water garden and it is located near a natural spring. This spring wells up under a hugh banyan tree which stands at the foot of a hill. At the top of this hill stands a village temple. The scenery of the area is fantastic with great views and the climate is relatively cool. These facts, together with the religious rites of the spring, inspired the King to build himself a private country house nearby this spring set amidst a beautiful recreational garden. He called it Tirta gangga - derived from the words 'Tirta' (blessed water) and 'Gangga' from 'Ganges', the holy river in India.

ENTRANCE FEE 

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Domestic Adult IDR 35.000/ Pax
Domestic Child (5-12 years old) IDR 25.000/ Pax
Overseas Adult IDR 70.000/ Pax
Domestic Child (5-12 years old) IDR 35.000/ Pax
Traditional Boat Rental IDR 25000/ Pax
Swim IDR 10.000/ Pax

Update  January  2024

PARKING FEE

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Parking Fee For Bike IDR 3.000/ Pax
Parking Fee For Car IDR 5.000/ Pax
Parking Fee For Bus IDR 10.000/ Pax

Update  January  2024

Location of Tirta Gangga Water Palace :

Tirta gangga located at Ababi Village, Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali, about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to the north. If you travel from Denpasar city it will take about 2 hours by car to reach the Tirta Gangga Water Palace location lokasi. But on the way to Tirta Gangga, you can see the surrounding scenery leading to the countryside and see the activities of the local people in the countryside. The location of Tirta Gangga is very strategic, located on the main road to Lempuyang and Amed, where many tourists who have finished diving in Amed stopped for a moment here to see the beauty of this Tirta Gangga. Meanwhile, if you travel from the Kuta area, it will take about two hours to travel and if you are from Ubud it will take about 1 hour 30 minutes by car or motorbike. The journey is long and far away but the result will be very worth it where you will see the pool and shower water which is very instagrammable

  • Tirta gangga places in 1.2 hectares in area which consists of three complexes. The first complex that is at the very bottom to find two lotus ponds and fountains. The second complex is the center where it can be found in a swimming pool, while, on the third part, namely the third we can find the resting place of kings. Before this water palace is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. The spring is then enabled to meet the needs of the population will be water and also as a“pemurnian”(purification) of the Gods. For this purpose, the spring was considered holy and sacred. Religious aspects of constructing Tirta gangga park to break the king house and also to the general function of decent to watch. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destination in east part of Bali.

  • The water gardens at Tirta Gangga Water Palace show a unique mix of Balinese and Chinese architecture. The grounds of the water garden (ca 1.2 ha.) consists of three separate complexes each with ponds and many sculptures. The complex on the lowest level has two large ponds and a water tower with clean and fresh water. At the second complex (middle level) are the swimming pools. The third level houses the main complex with the country home of the former King. Nowadays one can find a restaurant and four bungalow units (which are for rent) in this former country home of King A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Building water gardens, including the designing and the labor work, was a favorite hobby of the King. As many of his visitors did not expect this, of course they were surprised to find the King himself working among his labourers, standing knee deep in mud digging out the earth.

  • A reservoir on the grounds receives the springwater and from this reservoir drinking water is delivered via a pipe system to the town of Amlapura. There is also an underground pipe system which leads to the upper swimming pool, where it emerges through the mouth of a raksasa (a demon statue) which stands at a corner of the pool. Here the water flows over into a lower level pool. From this lower level pool it flows into some small fish ponds and from there into the rice fields that border the gardens.

Holy Water at Tirta Gangga Water Palace :

In Tirta Gangga there is a spring which is very purified by the local community, where every religious ceremony takes place, they always go to this spring to take holy water for ceremonial purposes because it is believed to be holy water. The water of Tirta Gangga Park has always been regarded as holy and is regularly used for religious temple ceremonies. With important celebration days Tirta gangga Park is the destination of colourful processions with offerings, umbrellas, flags and other tributes. Led by the local temple priests, ceremonies are held at the spring, accompanied by chanting and the music of the ‘Beleganjur’, a gamelan gong group of small gongs with each musician striking a specific, different note on the musical scale, all blending in harmony. You can see this ceremony on certain days only, where many villagers here will gather and pray to ask for safety and health.

Facilities of Tirta Gangga Water Palace :

The facilities at Tirta Gangga are quite complete. Where there is a toilet that you can use by donating to the toilet keeper who is here. There is a restaurant with very delicious Indonesian food, you can enjoy lunch here after a long trip on the tour. there is not only one restaurant here, but several restaurants are here, each has its own characteristics which provide their own special cuisine with a very beautiful restaurant setting, will make you very comfortable enjoying lunch here In addition there is also a shop that sells drinks or soft drinks located in the parking area. With a large parking area, making your visit even more enjoyable. There is a shop that sells souvenirs here, you can buy souvenirs for your relatives or family. Very complete facilities for those of you who want to visit Tirta Gangga without worrying.

How to get to Tirta Gangga

If you want to visit the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, which is located in the eastern part of the island of Bali, please contact us and we will be happy to take you to visit this phenomenal tourist spot with beautiful koi fish and an amazing garden setting. Produces amazingly beautiful photos. We from Bali Tour provide tour packages to visit this place, while the package is East Bali Tour with affordable prices and very satisfying service, guaranteed you will not regret choosing this tour package. If you only want to visit a few objects and don’t depend on the tour program, you can rent transportation with a driver, here we provide these facilities. If you are traveling to the eastern part of the island of Bali, don’t forget to visit the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. So what are you waiting for, if you want to get amazing photos, we suggest coming in the morning when it’s not too crowded here, so you can freely take pictures at this photo spot. What are you waiting for, contact us immediately and make your day very special by visiting Tirta Gangga and other attractions that are no less interesting

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