Bali holiday travel


The main attraction is the delightful water palace but Tirta Gangga also offer cool and opportunities for relaxing walks.

Tirtagangga comes from Tirta (holy water) and Gangga from (the ganges) and its water palace was built in 1947 - 8 by the last raja of Amlapura. The water palace has been damaged more than once as a result of Gunung Agung's eruption in 1963 and an earthquake in 1979. Careful restoration work has preserved the modest grandeur of an elegant channeling system that has water spouting from the mouths of various stone demons into ornamental ponds. Besides admiring the talent of the stonemasons and architects, one can rest in the shade of the garden incorporated into the water palace, take a plunge into one of the two adjoining pools, or enjoy a drink and the fine view at the Tirta Ayu restaurant in the grounds of the palace.
The countryside surrounding Tirtagangga is blessed with some of the most impressive rice terraces to be found anywhere in Bali and the reasonably priced accommodation within walking distance of the palace may tempt you to stay overnight. If so, it is well worth spending a morning walking in the vicinity. With your own transport, an excursion may be made by heading north to the village of Abang, where a sign points to the right for Pura Lempuyangan Luhur , 8 km away. This temple is perched on top of a mountain and it takes two hours to reach the top. It's worth the effort just for the view.

Cooler temperatures around Tirtagangga enhance the charms of its water palace.

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