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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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Was very disappointed in this temple, we had a guide who was very monotoned in his speech as if he was just reciting it all out of a book, no passion no feeling.... after... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
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Kent
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Was very disappointed in this temple, we had a guide who was very monotoned in his speech as if he was just reciting it all out of a book, no passion no feeling.... after visiting other temples in Bali and Thailand which were magnificent and had heaps of history and actually felt very spiritual this was like a walk in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

The temple was built in the 1700s but has a very modern look to it. After a lot of probing from our guide, he reluctantly admitted that there had been several refurbishments to the complex and that some of the brickwork had been replaced The temple complex is keen to highlight the unity of the religions of Lombok (which is... More 

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1 Thank SonnyCash1
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Public space is very rare and/or non existent in cities like Mataram, so I thought this would be a good place to do some writing and relaxing on a nice day. But, 10k Rp ticket or the alternative mandatory 50k "donation" make this a bit of a miss due to the lack of maintenance on the grounds. I mean relative... More 

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Thank Wes B
Mataram, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank labigys
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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