Tirta Gangga


Water palace at Tirtagangga

Tirta Gangga is a village and palace in eastern Bali, Indonesia, about 5 kilometres from Karangasem, close by Abang. It is noted for its water palace, owned by Karangasem royalty.
The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces. Lempuyang Temple (Pura Lempuyang Luhur) lies about 10 km east of Tirtagangga on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang and is one of the key nine directional temples on the island. Taman Ujung is also south-east of Karangasem and is another water palace built by the predecessor of the King who constructed Tirta Gangga. Taman Ujung was built in 1909 as a relaxation and recreation palace by the then King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik. It was largely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agungin 1963, damaged again by an earthquake in 1979 and not been restored on the same scale as Tirta Gangga. From Lovina we can drive around 3 hours and also we can stop on the way..

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