Frolicking at Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali- Indonesia

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Bali is known around the world for its stunning beaches and historic temples. My wife and I decided to do something different on our second vacation to Bali and visit the Tirta Gangga Water Palace instead.

“Water from the Ganges,” Tirta Gangga literally means. It is a former royal palace in Bali’s eastern region, around 83 kilometers from Denpasar and close to Abang. The one-hectare complex was built by the late King of Karangsem in 1946, but it was virtually totally destroyed in 1963 when Mount Agung erupted nearby.

Tirta Gangga is based on the belief that the Ganges River and its waters are sacred in Balinese Hinduism. Its waters are sought for for irrigation, agriculture, recreation, and economic purposes. Tirta Gangga retains its historical significance as a Balinese pilgrimage and holy water site today.

The Tirta Gangga Water Palace in Bali is a maze of ponds and fountains surrounded by beautiful gardens and a multitude of stone carvings and statues.

A close-up view of the water fountain.

A beautifully landscaped path separates the two ponds. The stepping stones are in the pond on the left.

A beautifully landscaped path separates the two ponds. The stepping stones are in the pond on the left.

The stone cravings and statutes add an air of mystery to the pool.




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