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Ujung Water Palace, Karangasem Regency

  • Taman Ujung ‘water palace’ with its official and complete designation of the Taman Sukasada Ujung, is the sister site of the Tirta Gangga that was also built by the late Raja of Karangasem.

    Highlights: Ujung Water Palace complex has a number of large pools that are alluring in every way. Amidst the pool, there is a principal building Gili Bale that is connected to the pool via a bridge. Further, its historic structures that are set against the eastern shoreline and overlooked by the Mount Agung is a delight for all history lovers.

    During the volcanic eruption of the Mount Agung in 1963, the site suffered massive devastation by the hot ash that came from these volcanoes. It has also weathered an earthquake in the year 1979. Restoration efforts have been undertaken throughout the decades and this very well justifies the current splendour of the palace which continues to appeal both visitors and locals.

    Location: Ujung Water Palace is located in the Tumbu Village of Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia.

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Price: IDR 10,000 per person

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Tirta Gangga

On completion of the lost masterpiece at the Ujung, the water-loving rajah of the Amlapura, was up with another go at building – the water palace of his dreams in the year 1948. He succeeded with the Taman Tirta Gangga which was a beautiful crescent of rice-¬terrace-lined hills for a backdrop.

Highlights: Tirta Gangga is a multi-level fantasy that is very well equipped with two swimming ponds which are a drawcard on the weekends. The ornamental water of the ponds features a huge lotus and koi blossoms that are an aromatic reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. Do check out the 11-tiered meru fountain here.

Location: Tirta Gangga is located in eastern Bali. It lies about 5 kilometers away from Karangasem.

Timings: Site is open round the year however the tickets are available only from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Price: For foreign tourists: Rp 20,000. To take a bathe in the pools you’ll have to pay an addition Rp 10,000.

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