Tirta Gangga is a Royal Water Palace belonging to the royal family of Karangasem kingdom . Located in Ababi village , about 83 km from Denpasar or 6 miles north of Amlapura , Karangasem regency capital . The scenery of the area is fantastic with great views and the climate is relatively cool.
The water park was built in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem , Anak Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah . This water park architecture is a combination of Balinese and Chinese architectural styles . Before it is built into a water park , water sources have been there before , which is used by the community to meet their basic needs for water but also as holy water is believed to purify any bad energy around the area.
Tirta means that water is blessed and named after the river Gangga in India . Water from the spring water Tirta Gangga regarded as sacred by Hindus in Bali . This water is used for religious ceremonies in temples in the area to date . These springs are required for the ceremony organized by temples around Tirta Gangga which can be reached on foot .
Entering the park can be seen that there is a pond on the right side is decorated by decorative rocks placed around the pool , while the other serves as a bridge . Gods and goddesses standing majestically in the middle of the cold water pool . Goldfish swimming in the water , their scales shine like the sun light reflected in the water . This section is Swah level . At this level , where in addition to two ornamental ponds , there is also a swimming pool where locals and visitors can enjoy a swim in the cool spring .
Extensive water park is 1.2 ha , consisting of three levels of land stretching from east to west . At the secondary level , the level Bwah , there is a fountain next to the fruit stand Nawa Sanga elegant . And at the level Bhur , on the left side of the road , straight from the entrance on the west there is a large pond with an island in the middle .