Jalan Raya Abang Desa Adat, Ababi, Kec. Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852
|⏰ Opening Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|💸 Entrance Fee
If you want to take a tour in Bali that features a royal palace, then the Ubud Palace is a stunning sight - but what about Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace turned stunning open water garden sanctuary?
Literally translating to "Blessed water of the Ganges" referring to Hinduism's holy river, Tirta Gangga was a huge complex built in 1946 but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. Now, it's a lovingly rebuilt sanctuary that's definitely worth a visit.
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Tirta Gangga consists of 3 levels, with a lovely maze of pools and fountains surrounded by lush gardens, fish ponds, stone carvings and statues. The interesting thing about the swimming pools is that the water is sourced from direct springs!
Why should you go to Tirta Gangga?
Not only does the palace hold a lot of history but for those who have a passion for photography, this is attraction is an absolute dream and must-do!
You can also dip in one of the pools for a refreshing swim!
How to get to Tirta Gangga?
Tirta Gangga is located in the Ababi village eastern Bali, about 5 kilometers from Karangasem. It’s approximately 75km east of Denpasar and it takes +/- 2 hours by car.
It can be easily reached by car or scooter and it's the perfect location to combine with other tourist attractions in the area!
Best time to visit Tirta Gangga:
It's best to visit in the early evening or early morning , as it can get crowded during the day ( many local school groups and tourists find their way down here.)
Beste spot to take a picture at Tirta Gangga:
Almost every twist and turn you make in this area presents yet another photo opportunity. But especially at the fish pond is where you will get the money shot!