In the middle of the rice fields and surrounded by beautiful green hills, the location of Tirta Gangga is so peaceful and beautiful. Tirta Gangga is a royal water palace belonging to the royal family of Karangasem. Located at Ababi village, about 83 km from Denpasar or 6 km north of Amlapura, the capital of the Regency of Karangasem.
The water park was built in 1948 on the initiative of King of Karangasem Anglurah Ketut, Anak Agung Karangasem, had experienced the destruction in 1963 due to the eruption of Mount Agung finally rebuilt by the Government and on the designation as tourist sites.
Tirta Gangga Waterpalace – A Blend Of Hindu Architecture – China-Europe
An amazing blend of Tirta Gangga Waterpalace, namely a mix of Hindu culture, China and Europe fused with green parks and ponds full of fish-containing fish. One example is the bridge on the left right of the pond who adapted 3 elements at the same time I don’t want to quickly depart from this place. Resort classy in this area seems to Tirta Gangga Waterpalace suited if you want to stay longer in Tirta Gangga.
Before it was built into a water park, a water source has been there before, which is used by communities to meet the basic needs of water but believed to be also as holy water to purify any bad energy around the area.
Tirta means water that is blessed and named after the River Ganges in India. Water from the Tirtaganga spring water is considered holy water by Hindus in Bali. The water was used for religious ceremonies at temples in the area to date. Spring water is necessary to a ceremony hosted by the mock around Tirtagangga which can be reached on foot.
The artistic views of pond & statues of gods in Tirta Gangga
Enter a garden can be seen that there is a pond on the right side which is decorated by decorative rocks around a pond, while others serve as a bridge. Statues of gods and goddesses stand majestically in the midst of a cold water pool. Goldfish swim in a pool of water, the scales they shine like the sun light reflected into the water. This section is the level of Swah. At this level, where in addition to the two ornamental pools, there is also a swimming pool where locals or visitors can enjoy a swim in the cool spring water.
At the entrance, a 3-acre water park is welcome with splash water, chirping birds and the cool mountain breeze blowing. There are 3 levels in this location, the very top is the source of the springs which are still used by Hindus as holy water for prayer. In second place there is a bathing pool, but visitors have to pay to be able to swim here. The last is a puppet character sculpture lineup are scattered on top of the pool crystal clear. There are stones foothold above the pool so we could walk to the middle of the pond.
At the secondary level, the lower level, there is a fountain next to the fruit stand Nawa Sanga. And at the rate of Bur, on the left side of the road, straight from the entrance on the West side there is a large pool with an island in the middle of it.
A source of pure water at Tirta Gangga
This source of water produces pure water. One third of the water flow is used to provide drinking water for the town of Amlapura. Some streamed to the upper pool through underground pipes, while others went into the lower pool and to irrigate the rice fields that surround this water park.
This place is great for escaping from the heat because of the weather in the area is quite hot. Take a leisurely stroll or dipping your foot into the cold water is so much fun, or take some photos of the beautiful sights.
This spot is perfect to unwind, breathe fresh air and see the historical kingdoms of Karangasem. Entering the area of Tirta Gangga Water palace this can we find eating stalls, shops of souvenirs to Hotel and restaurant ready provides necessity break tourists. The price of food offered was varies according to the type of restaurant we wanted, if the budget is limited then choose where to eat, because if a corresponding entry to the restaurant layout with the price pegged is also the standard for foreign tourists (much more expensive).
After passing through the centre of food and shopping in the front garden area Tirta Gangga water palace, then we will go to its main gate with advance purchase entrance ticket costs Rp 10,000 (for domestic travelers) and Rp 20,000 (for foreigners). On the side of the front of the saw 2 large ponds located on the side of the right and left of this tourist spot. The right-side pond filled with statues of gods and goddesses as well as equipped with round stones that serve as a bridge that can be traversed in the Middle of pool.
We can step on the stones to crawl the pool, which is also filled with goldfish, fish-a very beautiful spot to take pictures. While the outdoor water park on the left-hand side is simply contain water with a variety of colorful carp. In addition, there is also a swimming pool where the surrounding local population or visitors can enjoy a swim in the pool water from the cold springs. If not strong with cold water, could also just dipped a foot into the pool while enjoying views of the garden Tirta Gangga Water palace.
Good news also for who wants to make a photo pre-wedding surrounded thousands of candles floating above the pond, Tirta Gangga Water palace provides a package of photos here with the natural landscape, architecture and decoration.
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