Tirta Gangga Water Palace - Karangasem Heritage Site Bali

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Tirta Gangga Water Palace is one of the famous tourist destinations in eastern Bali and is one of the stop points for tourist attractions on the Bali Instagrammable Vacations. In the middle of the park, many small statues are deliberately placed on the rock to decorate the garden to make it look good. All statues are taken from Hindu History epics like Maha Bharata or Ramayana. On this page, we present a photo of the statue at the Tirta Gangga Water Palace.


When talking about tourist attractions in the east of the island of Bali, of course, the Tirta Gangga Water Palace is certainly one of the famous tourist attractions in the eastern region of the island for foreign and domestic tourists. frequent these places. On holidays this place is very crowded, most tourists come here to see the beauty of the garden with ponds and large goldfish. Here there is a special pool for those of you who want to bathe in this pool, while the water is clear and original from the spring that comes from the Tirta Gangga Water Palace.


History of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace:
Tirta Gangga was built in 1948 by the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. This water park was built in a very unique Balinese and Chinese architectural style. The palace has been set up in the form of a beautiful water park and is located near a natural spring. This spring flows under a huge banyan tree that stands at the foot of the hill. At the top of this hill stands a village temple. The landscape of this area is fantastic with beautiful views and a relatively cool climate. These facts, together with the spring religious rituals, inspired the King to build himself a private country house near this spring set amidst a beautiful recreational park. He calls it Tirta Gangga - derived from the words 'Tirta' (blessed water) and 'Ganges' from 'Gangga', the sacred river in India.

Tirta Gangga is located in Ababi Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency in the eastern part of Bali, about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to the north. If you travel from the city of Denpasar, it will take about 2 hours by car to reach the location of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. But on the way to Tirta Gangga, you can see the surrounding scenery that leads to the countryside and see the activities of local people in the countryside.


Tirta Gangga Water Palace Facilities:
The facilities around the Tirta Gangga Water Palace area are quite complete, where here there are several small hotels with cheap prices, many restaurants serving Indonesian specialties, a very large parking lot, clean toilets, and also many gift shops in the parking lot. . many. With this facility, Tirta Gangga has become a favorite place frequented by foreign and domestic tourists.


Description of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace Complex:
Tirta Gangga is located on an area of ​​1.2 hectares consisting of three complexes. The first complex is at the very bottom to find two lotus ponds and a fountain. The second complex is the center which can be found in the swimming pool, while in the third part, namely the third, we can find the resting place of the kings. Before this water palace was found, there was a large spring found in this area, the local people believed that this water came from the ground and was a holy spring, therefore they called this place Emburan which means spring. The spring then functioned to meet the needs of the population for water and also as a "purification" (purification) of the Gods. For this purpose, spring is considered sacred and holy. Religious aspects in the construction of the Tirta Gangga garden to tear down the king's palace as well as public functions deserve attention. The King of Karangasem had the idea to beautify this park and it is currently one of the most popular tourist destinations in the eastern part of Bali.


The water park at Tirta Gangga Water Palace features a unique blend of Balinese and Chinese architecture. The water park grounds (ca 1.2 ha.) consist of three separate complexes each with a pond and many statues. The complex on the lowest level has two large pools and a water tower with clean and fresh water. In the second complex (mid-level) is a swimming pool. The third level is the main complex with the former King's country house. Today one can find a restaurant and four bungalow units (for rent) in the former country house of King A.A. Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Building a water park, including designing and working, was the King's favorite hobby. Since many of his visitors did not expect this, of course, they were surprised to find the King himself at work among his workers, standing knee-deep in the mud digging the ground.


A reservoir in the field receives spring water and from this reservoir drinking water is piped to the city of Amlapura. There is also an underground pipe system that leads to the upper swimming pool, where it emerges through the mouth of the rakshasa (demon statue) standing in the corner of the pool. Here the water flows into the lower-level pool. From this lower level pond, flows into several small fish ponds and from there to the rice fields bordering the gardens.


The water of Taman Tirta Gangga has always been considered sacred and is often used for religious ceremonies in temples. On important days of celebration, Tirta Gangga Park becomes the destination of colorful processions with offerings, umbrellas, flags, and other tributes. Led by the local temple priest, the ceremony is held in the spring, accompanied by the singing and music of 'Beleganjur', a group of small gamelan gongs with each musician hitting a different note on the musical scale, all mingling in harmony.

We from Bali Best Event Organize provide tour packages to visit this place, while the package is Bali Instagrammable Vacations 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.

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