FAST RESPONSE NUMBER
owner
I Ketut Carman
Email
info@baliholidayadvisor.com
Phone
+62361 8952683
Phone
+6282144404434
Whatsapp
+6282144404434
BBM
5B141461
Facebook
balitouristinformationcenter
Twitter
expert_holiday
instagram
bali_holiday_expert
Skype
FACEBOOK COMMENTS
Tripadvisor Review
 

Tirta Gangga (Karangasem)

Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres from Karangasem, near Abang. It is noted for its water palace, owned by Karangasem Royal.

History
Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is, however, the name widely used to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and the lush rural areas around. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963.[1] It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence.

The centrepiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens. The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces.

ASK QUESTION