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Address: Lombok, Indonesia
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This beautiful water palace consists of a large artificial lake with a...

This beautiful water palace consists of a large artificial lake with a floating pavilion in the center connected to the shoreline by a raised footpath. This pavilion was used as meeting place and court of justice during the reign of Balinese kingdom in Lombok.

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Located in downtown of Kota Mataram Lombok. It was a palace of Karangasem kingdom in Lombok when they occupied Lombok long time ago. Now is more organize and maintaining well than... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Mataram, Indonesia
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Mataram, Indonesia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Located in downtown of Kota Mataram Lombok. It was a palace of Karangasem kingdom in Lombok when they occupied Lombok long time ago. Now is more organize and maintaining well than before. This place has swimming pool too. And mangosteen three along the side of water palace. also something mistic about this palace believe by poeple a special by Hindus.

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The site is poorly maintained despite visitors having to pay an entrance fee. While it has historical significance to the island, there is not much in it. The guide is a real put-off. He constantly talks about making a donation (no receipt) and at the end of it asked for tips for himself and 'extorted' a donation for the temple,... More 

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1 Thank Jesse W
Mackay, Australia
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We did this on a tour and the guide was very good with the information on the site. It a very nice place looking around seeing all the people. Only down side street hawker trying to sell you stuff

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Thank Scorpionxxix
Spring Lake, New Jersey
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Unless you are completely out of your options and bored out of your mind, or else you can just let this one pass. You won't miss much. A hindu structure that is worn and torn with a big dirty pool in the middle. That is literally it. The ticket will set you back $1 USD so it is not that... More 

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

When you read water and temple one gets excited, usually for good reason. The guide tried his best but was only helping out.The history is interesting but the site is run down, hence the cheapness of getting in. When I saw pedalled in the water I couldn't take the place seriously. Not the best.

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Thank devonroamer
Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

While the story behind the palace is intriguing and symbolizes Lombok's history as well as recognizing all religions contribute to a society - it looks like it has fallen into disrepair. The guide (who seemed to be on auto pilot and droned away at us) was a returned 'lombokian' from other parts of the world. He failed to bring to... More 

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2 Thank Barbara D
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

this water palace.. nothing much also~! originally I don't even feel like commenting.. but I feel like I have the responsibility to warn others.. just look out for my photos.. that's basically all of it.. and most importantly you have to DONATE 20k for admission..

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2 Thank Zi Jie L
Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This palace is very rundown and quite a lot of rubbish in the lake. You do need to pay a guide to take you around and the photos you'll get have the modern commercial shops in the background. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle for a short while, could be place to come.

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Thank RelleP
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40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

This temple or so palace nothing special quite run down. With a park. As mentioned in previous post once you get there a guide approach you and sticks with you at the end of the so call tour ask you for donations and the amount we gave he complaint too less. Don't go there its just a scam

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1 Thank Horlicks88
Perth, Australia
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1,387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 775 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

After enjoying ourselves at the Gilis, Rinjani we came to Sengiggi. We started to feel a bit guilty about not getting out and seeing the cultural side of the island so booked a tour that stopped in a few places and temples including this one. All nice enough, but there are a lot of temples in Asia and these ones... More 

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