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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 April 27, 2014

A spectacular sight with refreshing pools of mountain water to swim in -voted best 'temple' by kids in bali

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is worth a visit with it's unusual statues, large ponds full of fish and huge lily pads. You can walk across one of the ponds on the circular concrete pads.
The swimming pool is great too - so refreshing with spring water circulating through it - it's large enough to swim lengths - the locals didn't swim in it as it's deep; they prefer the smaller shallower pool nearby. We went 2 days in a row for a swim staying at the nearby Puri Sa Wah which has lovely accommodation and a restaurant amongst the rice paddies. Liz who owns the place with her husband made us very welcome and told us lots of interesting things about Balinese life.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Worth it to visit. The gardens are so beautiful to walk around in. You don't need a lot time here unless you plan on staying and swimming at the pool here. Though the pool seemed to be full more of the locals then any tourist. When you get there they will try to talk you into getting a guide but you really don't need one, you can always just google any history and also our driver we had for the day gave us a short description.

Its an amazing place to go and take pictures when your in Bali. The ponds also have some of the biggest koi fish I have ever seen.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you are in Bali and have some time, this place should be on your to-visit list.
The place itself is wonderful, with 2 nicely laid out ponds full of colourful fishes, and small bridges across the ponds. One pond even has small pillars (in rows across the entire length and breadth of the pond) so you can actually walk in the pond and take pictures/ feed fishes. Take care so you dont fall - we saw a man falling in the water while posing for a photo - the water was just a couple of feet deep but his backpack was completely soaked.
There is also a small swimming pool (for which you need to pay a separate entry fee). There are also people with pythons standing near the entrance. For a small fee, you can have a picture taken with the pythons. There are also guides available but you dont really need to hire one (you can always google the place for its history).
The place is a bit far from Ubud, so if you stay in Kuta/ Denpasar or if you are short of time, you will need to consider the travelling time as well.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent some magical hours exploring and taking photographs. Don't bother with the guide just immerse yourself (literally) and feel the magic. Do swim in the pool, the water is beautiful and is supposed to have many beneficial effects. And spend time on the stepping stones. When it was time to eat we went outside to Good Karma which we had been told was as good as the restaurant inside but a good deal cheaper. We enjoyed it.

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