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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 Batu Bolong

The small pagodas of the modest Balinese temple Pura Batu Bolong are perched at the end of a rocky volcanic promontory that leaps seaward into the Indian Ocean and is a family favorite spot to watch the sunset. The name comes from the rock underneath the temple pierced with a natural hole, Batu Bolong, literally means 'rock with ...

TANAH LOT TEMPLE (PURA TANAH LOT)

Pura Tanah Lot, located in Tabanan (20 km away from Denpasar) is one of the seven sea temples of Bali. Each one was built within eyesight of the next and form a chain along the south-western coast of the island. Proudly perched on an off-shore rock shaped by centuries of ocean tireless fury, Tanah Lot has been part of Balinese mythology for ...

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 ...

Meru Temple is the biggest temple on the island of Lombok. This temple is known for its history as well as beautiful architecture, and is located in the area of Cakranegara district, in the central area of Mataram, which is also the capital of West Nusa Tenggara. Lombok is indeed known as the island of thousands mosques, given the fact ...

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