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“its ok nothing too spectacular” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tirta Gangga

Tirta Gangga
Jl. Abang-Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
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Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour: Puri Agung...
Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Karangasem
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The former royal palace of Tirtagangga (which means water of the Ganges, Hinduism's holy river) features tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into bathing pools. Just outside the palace grounds, the views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali are stunning.
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“its ok nothing too spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

it was ok. took a few photos spent maybe 20 minutes there. I am a guy 32 years old solo on holiday and found it to be just ...ok.

Visited July 2013
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“Good place for pictures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Overall, there's actually nothing here. You can feed the fish, and that's all. But it's really a good place to take a picture. But it's not worth it to pay just to see fish pools,

Visited December 2012
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“Very beautiful with large Koi Karpe fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The watertemple is very beatiful and tranqiul, but not very big. A tip is to buy bread at one of the shops outside the temple and feed the very large Koi Karpe that swim in the pools. Almost no hawkers outside the temple which is also a very big plus.

Visited July 2013
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This beautiful place is a must to enjoy. it has a tranquility away from the busy life that is Bali. Visit the restaurant to enjoy a refreshing drink and as it is high above the gardens it is the perfect spot to take wonderful photographs.

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“Nothing really historical, just a park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Tirta Gangga is made to look like it was built long time back, but it dates back to 1948, and we only realised that after a guide literally threw himself on us. The place is beautiful, no doubt. The fountains are picture-worthy, but that's really all it is. Do not take a guide even if they persuade you that there's a lot to see.

Frankly, there's not much to see. If you have the time take a stroll through the garden. Most of original 1948 (1948 old? that's a joke) structures were destroyed in the earthquake
so what we really get to see are newly-built ones.

There's a hotel inside the premise, as well. I didn't quite figure out what was happening there. The entrance tickets are on the higher side too, so this place should only be visited if one has plenty of time to spare around this area. Guides are not needed at all.

Visited July 2013
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