Taking pictures as much as we can, is one of the to-do-lists during our holiday. Bali certainly has a lot of places you can visit for this. For those of you who have a passion for the world of photography, come to the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Karangasem. This attraction is very suitable for you who want to channel your hobby of photographing.
What to Do in Tirta Gangga Water Palace?
Tirta Gangga Bali is one of the legacies of the Karangasem Kingdom. The location is on Jln. Raya Abang Adat Village, Ababi Village, Abang District, Karangasem District. If departing from Ubud to Tirta Gangga Water Palace, it takes about 2 hours. While from Amed Beach only takes 30 minutes. It’s located between the green hills and rice fields, making the air around the water palace feels cool.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace was built in 1948 by Raja Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. The purpose is to be built as a bathing place for the king and his family. Previously, only the king and his family could enter the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. Over time, the Tirta Gangga Water Palace began to be opened to the public and became one of the favorite tourist attractions in Karangasem.
Upon entering the location of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, the first thing you’ll see is two large ponds filled with ornamental fish the size of an adult's hand. The first pool on the east side is decorated by statues lined up. You can walk along the pond by walking on solid rock arranged neatly like a path. Well, this pool is a favorite photo spot for visitors. You can take a selfie with the background of the statues in the pool.
Not far from here, there is a park with a 10-meter-high water tower. This water tower has steps like the roof of a temple. The water in the Tirta Gangga pond comes from a sacred water source and is used for traditional ceremonial activities. While in the western pond, there is a small bridge which is also usually used as a background photo.
The pond on the west side is the most spacious. Well, another way to enjoy the Tirta Gangga Water Palace is by paddling the canoe around this pool. Yes, because of the extent of the pool, boat or djoekoeng is really needed for visitors who want additional entertainment. In addition, there is also a swimming pool for the public, with an entrance fee of IDR 10,000. The swimming pool at the Tirta Gangga Water Palace is perfect to be visited after taking pictures. You only have to pay IDR 25,000 for the Tirta Gangga entrance fee. Don't forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!
The beauty of the location and the uniqueness of the building make tourists feel at home at the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. The calm and peaceful atmosphere is very suitable as a place to relieve fatigue from daily life activities. If you want to take pictures, visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace in the morning or evening. At noon, this water park will be crowded with visitors.