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Tirtagangga (Indonesia)

Practical information on Tirtagangga

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  • Park and garden
  • Lake
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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Twenty minutes from Candi Dasa by car
When to go
From March to June and from September to November
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Tirtagangga

Solène Roy Seasoned Traveller
25 written opinions

Tirta Gangga and its Water Palace, a must-see on a trip to Bali and truly magnificent!

My suggestion:
Go early in the day to avoid the crowd. Read up on it before discovering it to better understand its history and to appreciate its beauty even more.
My review

I was really amazed by Tirta Gangga Water Palace . There are very few tourist shops at the entrance compared to some other sights of the island.

Once you enter within, you can admire an incredible panorama of the whole complex. Two big artificial "lakes" stand out in the centre. One of them even makes it possible to walk on sculpted stone steles installed in the water.

You take quickly to the playfulness of this maze on water in which enormous fish live and stone buffalos take on the role of fountains.

Water Palace - Tirta Gangga
Seasoned Traveller
193 written opinions

Tirta Gangga is a small village in the east of Bali in which the Water Palace is found, a collection of ponds surrounded by gardens, built in the 50s by the inheritor of the kingdom of Karangasem.

My suggestion:
Why not come to enjoy the Water Palace, as much as making the most of being able to swim too? For a small price added to the entrance price, you can make the most of the ponds so as to relax; swimming in this decor really isn't so bad!
My review

The visit of the Water Palace of Tirta Gangga, which literally means "water of Ganges", is very nice and is worth stopping by. It was built during the 50s and then destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mount Agung in 1963, the palace was reconstructed and spreads across an area of around a hectare,

Tirta Gangga was built from a multitude of ponds in which huge king carp have evolved. The ponds are surrounded by charming gardens beautifully arranged in which a great number of flowers and trees bloom. A multitude of statues, of deities and of demons from the Hindu religion seem to age on the spot and on the magnificent 11 level fountain, the symbol of Tirta Gangga. An ideal place for those who love to relax whilst travelling.

One of the ponds of Tirta Gangga