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TIRTA GANGGA

TIRTA GANGGA

Somewhere in the beautiful east side of Bali, just 15 minutes away from the calm and friendly capital of Karangasem regency named Amlapura, there is a jewel of cross-culturally influenced architecture to be found. This particular gem is a water palace called Tirta Gangga.


Built in 1948 by the last Karangasem Raja, the Water palace of Tirta Gangga is a graceful maze of pools and fountains surrounded by stone carvings and statues in a stunning mix of Balinese and Chinese style.


The water garden is divided in three parts. The first one shelters two pools and water reservoir, the second one consists of a number of pools, and the superior one dominating the rest of the area are the royal residences. The name means Water of the Gange and. It was destroyed in 1963 but has been restored. For a few thousand rupiahs, you can take a bath in the pools. The area offers one of the many magnificent views of rice paddies in Bali.


Legend has it that when bathing in one of those pools during the full moon, you will be blessed with lasting youth and illness are cured too! Sounds like a great deal!

GOA GAJAH

2 km South-East from Ubud, Goa Gajah, “the elephant cave”, is a sacred Hindu sanctuary from the 9th century. It was first mentioned in the 1365 Javanese poem called Desawarnana. The Elephant Cave itself is a large gaping mouth surrounded by demons carved in stone, symbolizing the entrance to another reality. According to ...

Pura Lingsar is a historical site that tells lots of stories about the Sasak tribe, the indigenous people of the island of Lombok - West Nusa Tenggara and their spiritual journey as a tribe since centuries ago. This temple complex was built in 1714 and is one of the holiest places for the Hindus in Lombok. Unlike most temples, this unique ...

Taman Ayun Temple is a landmark in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency, which is also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi. It is one of the most known and important temples on the island. This temple complex displays incredible traditional architectural features, made even more charming by the extensive garden landscapes and ponds. ...

Always wear a sarong and sash. You can usually rent one at most temple’s entrance, or buy one if you want to keep it as a souvenir Do not walk in front of people when they are praying. Do not use flash or point your camera at the priest's face. Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings. During cremation ceremonies, do not ...

Welcome to the Penataran Sasih temple, or Pura Penataran Sasih in the calm and charming historical village of Pejeng, Gianyar! This temple is nested in Gianyar regency, just around 6 kilometers north from the town.  If you’re fond of archeology and ancient legends, the place should have your imagination wandering back in ancient ...

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