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Review of Tirta Gangga

Tirta Gangga
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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.
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Looks good in a distance, but the quality of the restoration is very disappointing and it looks fake.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Well worth a look. you do not need a "guide" when you get there. bring fish food for the plenty of fish in the ponds. Great photo opportunites and views. Worth the drive, very cheap to get in!

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went to the water palace on our trip to candidasa. It is actually about 30 minutes drive from there and is a must see if you are on the east coast. Big fish in the ponds, beautiful stone work and gardens. We also had lunch at a lovely little warung whilst there, all for AUD$8 for 4 people!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The water palace was magnificent and beautiful. If you are into history and archeology, i believe this site would give you that 'majestic' and 'ancient' air that you could imagine how the kings and his entourage were bathing in this sacred place. The fountain was also maintained very well. You can also swim in the pool, but there are black fishes swimming with you so I think the cleanliness of the pool is very doubtful.
I visited this place during the day of Tirta Gangga Festival. The place was all packed with tourists who traveled by buses and very noisy. Exactly the wrong time to visit. I imagine I would have more time to observe the place while it's quiet. There were nothing special about the festival.
I took time to buy some crackers for IDR 2K at the front stalls and feed the huge koi fishes. They ate the crackers ravenously and would then follow you anywhere you go in the water pond. How cute!
Overall, Tirta Gangga is a nice historical place to visit for less than 3 hours and no really need to go back.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I wish we spent more time here as this was one of the most photo-worthy palaces on our brief stay in Bali. Good stop for all ages. While traveling the road to Amed you see the sign for the Water Palace, so you really must stop. The grounds and statues are so artistic and detailed, you'll find many cool carvings and Koi pond to photograph here. Also many folks are here to enjoy the pools themselves, I did not even realize there was a changing house and pools for rinsing off in the fountains as well. A very relaxing walk which was good stop on a long hot drive to Amed area. There is also a nice looking restaurant on site.

Thank djcynic
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