Tirta Gangga Royal Water Temple

pura tirta gangaTirta Gangga is a once imperial castle in eastern Bali, approximately 5 km of Karangasem. It is regarded for its water palace, controlled and managed by Karangasem Royal. Tirta Gangga exactly means water from the Ganges and it is an excellent locality of worship for the Hindu Balinese. The water palace formulated in 1948 by the Raja (King) of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Tirta Gangga water palace is an amazing network of ponds and springs encircled by a luxuriant terrace and rock sculptures and figures.

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The one-hectare collection suppressed substantially by the explosion of Mount Agung in 1963. Tirta Gangga complex has been generously re-constructed and repaired by Karangasem Royal.

The center of attention of the palace is eleven fountains and countless exquisite sculptures ornamenting the fields. The field encompassing Tirta Gangga is remarked for its gorgeous rice paddy terraces and lush gardens.Tirta Gangga is a recommended side trip from the adjacent beachfront resort townships of Candidasa and Amed. It is actually right alongside the central road connecting these two neighborhoods. The Water Palace is the foremost charm, however, the gardens, the beautiful koi fish, and the spring fed swimming pools are meriting the stop. The hiking throughout Tirta Gangga is simply admirable. The Bali water palace of Tirtagangga is positioned closed to Ababi village, Karangasem, located about 6 km north of the town of Amlapura, at a gap of 83 km of Denpasar.

The fields of the Bali water palace in Tirta Gangga were planned and envisioned in 1948 by Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, who was the ultimate Raja (King) of Karangasem. A lot of people were surprised, moreover shocked to discover the Raja (king) between his moderate level workers, striving in the dirt excavating out the puddles and fish ponds. Tirta Gangga complex is a novel amalgam of Balinese and Chinese architecture. The compound on the lowest level has two generous ponds and a water turret. At the second compound of the water palace is the swimming pools. The third level houses the country home of the former Raja. This park still belongs to the kingdom of Karangasem.

There are three chief elements in the garden Tirta Gangga Karangasem and that are gardens, water ponds, and sculptures. Located in the heart of rice fields, water in this park originates from the spring of Rejasa. As you step in the park Tirta Gangga, the initial element you observe is the pool of water and one beautiful temple on the right. You can discover the exquisite fish in the pond. The water in this garden is extraordinarily refreshing as it originates from hot springs at Mata Rejasa and considered holy by the locals. One-third of Rejasa’s accumulation of springs is granted to homes in Amlapura City (the capital of Karangasem) and two-thirds are utilized to replenish the pools and fish ponds. The crop from pond water is undeviatingly utilized for agriculture.

Tirtagangga is the destination of interesting and colorful ceremonies with offerings, umbrellas, colors and other tributes.


How to dress :

  • Women: Should wear a sarong (clothes that wrap from waist to ankle), Kebaya and need to tie a scarf or a sash on the waist. Please note, woman during menstruation, are not allow entering the temple area.
  • Men: Should wear a sarong, a shirt, a scarf or a sash tied around the waist and Udeng (Balinese headdress create from elaborately folded clothes).

How to get there : There are three main ways to see the Balinese temples. You either sign up for a group tour, you rent a car or you rent a scooter.


Tirta Gangga
Ababi, Abang, Ababi, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia

Why you must do a Bali temple tour during your trip?

You get to discover the stunning locations and amazing vista around the temples

The spectacular architecture and unique designs of the Balinese temples worth a look

The cultural side of the real Bali is rich and tranquil at the same time. You must experience it.

You will get to learn more about Hinduism

You do not have to go too far from your hotel to find a temple. The temples are nearby most of the popular beaches. From tiny shrines to big temple complexes, choose what you want to see.