Magnificent Water Palace in eastern Bali
The Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a calm hideaway in the Karangasem regency of East Bali's eastern highlands. It was created in 1946 under the reign of the late monarch of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, on the south-eastern slope of the island's highest summit, Mount Agung (1887-1966).
The exquisite water gardens, which are owned and maintained by the royal Karangasem family, comprise 1.2 hectares of pools, ponds, and fountains surrounded by carefully mowed lawns with stepping stones, elaborate statues, and tropical gardens. Following the catastrophic hot showers of volcanic ash from the Mount Agung eruption in 1963, it underwent a series of renovations.
Open : Daily, 08.00 am - 05.00 pm