Tirta Gangga

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Tirta Gangga
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Gardens
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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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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ690 contributions
Jun 2019
After visiting Lempuyang Temple we had planned on stopping by here to see a different sort of tourist attraction. Located around 30 minutes from the temple this water palace is a one stop location to get some unique pictures as well as eat and buy souvenirs as well. If you choose to drive up yourself the parking costs around 2,000 IDR (14 cents USD) and is located near all the shops before the palace entrance. We decided to eat before going in and were happy to find a restaurant there that accepted card. The prices were higher than what we usually pay but having the convenience of not spending cash was nice. Upon entering the palace you must pay an entrance fee of 20,000 IDR per person (1.40 USD). They also offered an additional fee of 500,000 IDR (35 USD) if you choose to fly a drone which was interesting to see they offered that option. Since it is a water palace you also have the option of swimming here in certain areas with an additional fee of 10,000 IDR per person (70 cents USD). When you enter you will see different areas to walk around and the path to cross through the water where everyone takes photos. You can see a variety of fish and have the option of feeding them if you purchase fish food before entering. There is plenty of room to walk around and lots of different areas to see. We also found out upon arrival that they have a hotel and restaurant located inside the palace which allows guests to have the palace to themselves outside of normal business hours. Because this palace is small it doesn’t require much time to see and can be added on any trip in the nearby area!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written May 13, 2020
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Shreya Saha
Phitsanulok, Thailand939 contributions
Apr 2019
The name “Tirta Gangga” literally means “water from the Ganges”, the holy river in India. It was built by the last king of Karangasem Regency in 1948 and is now open to the public. It features a labyrinth of pools, ponds, and fountains surrounded by neatly cut lawns adorned with lush gardens, stone carvings, and ornate statues. This park is pretty massive, so give yourself some time to relax and stroll around. The entrance fee is Rp 40,000 per person. We enjoyed a lots spending time at the stepping stones, where we can click awesome pictures.
Written March 19, 2020
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petertaylor57
Auckland Central, New Zealand305 contributions
Jan 2020
My second visit to Tirta Gangga. Last year was pretty much the same. Beautiful gardens with crowds of tourists milling around everywhere. There is a walk you can do on the stepping stones through the pond, which everyone seems to want to do. Consequently, you can see the tourists queuing up to hop onto the stones like frogs. However progress is slow as most seem to want to take a selfie every step of the way. The carp in the pool are impressive both in size and number and the statues add to the atmosphere. However, there are other water temples and, if crowds are not you thing, avoid.
Written January 30, 2020
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mzzyap
Philippines2,347 contributions
Feb 2020
40,000 Rupiah entrance fee, and since it's a garden and not a temple, no sarongs required. People wait in line to take pictures of themselves feeding the fish. And these fish are big and fat, well-fed, with no predators to eat them. Really nice garden. Construction is going on to improve the area surrounding the tiered fountain. A few places to sit, eat and people-watch. That's it. Tirta Gangga became popular when tourists started going to Lempuyang Temple. Not a must visit, but still pleasant.
Written February 14, 2020
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Alipali77
Hitchin, UK149 contributions
Jul 2020
While on a car tour of the local area our guide took us here. We all loved it. The pools were just beautiful, we bought fish food and fed the fish and jumped across the pools. Such a memorable place to visit.
Written February 17, 2021
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Sutriyaningsih
Sorong, Indonesia4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Here's the place where you can enjoy the beautiful nature from the garden and the uniqueness of the statue from tample. You can easily feed the fish in the pond around the garden. You only need to buy fish food from the vendor in front of the garden, and cute fish are waiting for you there. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions and is visited by many foreign and local tourists. so don't forget to stop at Tirta Gangga when you visit Bali.
Written October 15, 2020
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Rudranil
Visakhapatnam, India17 contributions
Jan 2020
We reached the place around 3 in the afternoon. It is very close to Pura Lempuyang, on the foothills of Mount Lempuyang. Therefore, the trip to both these places can be done together. There are many restaurants outside Tirta Gangga for taking a lunch break.

It was teeming with people enjoying themselves in the garden when we reached the place. There are loads and loads of fishes in the ponds in this garden palace and fish feeding is really fun. You can buy some ready-to-eat cheap fish food outside the entry gates and feed the fishes.

The main pond also has cement stumps kind of a thing arranged like a path amid the pond. For fun, you can jump from one stump to the other and get to the other corner of the pond. You can also take some good clicks in this area.
Written January 23, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Dec 2019
I visited in Dec 2019 for the first time on the way back to Kuta from Tulamben. Entrance fee of 40k per person, but clothing restrictions weren't as strict as for a temple. Quite busy when we were there but still possible to get some decent photographs.
Written April 19, 2020
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Caryn Jen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,888 contributions
Feb 2020
40k/pax entrance fee. It's not a temple so no need to dress decent but don't come half naked ;)

It was drizzling slightly when we arrived, so we had some food first at Warung Rika. Before that, it was raining heavily. I read that people wait in line for a long time just to take pictures. I was lucky when I got there, I waited less than 5 mins and I could take pictures already, there weren't many people around.

I think it's because of the rain and co-vid scare that there are not many people. When the rain stops I can see more people coming.

The pictures on Instagram were fantastic, makes you want to immediately fly there but when I was actually there it wasn't that pretty. Darn instagram! always make everything looks so good.

It's not that bad but you would probably be slightly disappointed if you hope to see the same dreamy pictures as you did online. I didn't feed the fishes, I think they are fat enough from all the tourist that feeds them to get nice pictures. Probably the reason why my pics look sad, cause no fishy wants to come to me :(
My hair is a mess from the rain, sweat and sunblock spray. There's also an area for swimming/soaking, but only passed by. Either than that it feels like a very big garden.
Written March 12, 2020
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Cassie W
Windaroo, Australia894 contributions
Jan 2020
This was my favourite place. It was at a higher elevation and a bit cooler, and it was so peaceful. Ponds of water surround temples, and stepping stones allow you to feel like you are walking across the surface of the water. Fish food is sold at the entrance and the fish would swarm around us as we sprinkled it into the water.
Written February 2, 2020
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