- Park and garden
- Place or Historical Monument
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.
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.