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Tirta Gangga Water Palace In Bali – A Complete Guide

Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali is a former royal palace that’s been turned into beautiful gardens. Here’s all the visiting info.

How To Get To Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Located out East, Tirta Gangga is around 2 hours from Ubud and 2 and a half hours from Canggu.

Many people heading to East Bali choose to stay in the small beach town of Amed, which is around 30 minutes from Tirta Gangga Water Palace.

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. 

However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand! 

If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Tirta Gangga Entrance Fee

Entrance Fee – 30,000 IDR

Fish Food – 5,000 IDR per bag – Sold at the entrance.

Parking – FREE

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Lauren ready to go with her fish food

Tirta Gangga Opening Times

Tirta Gangga is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Best Time To Visit Tirta Gangga + Tips

Get there early if you want the palace grounds to yourself, although it didn’t seem to get over crowded even in the middle of the day.

A really great place to go on a hot day to relax and cool off.

We would recommend feeding the fish and getting some great, colourful photos at the same time.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

The History Of Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali

Tirta Ganga is a former royal palace that was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem. It was subsequently almost entirely destroyed in 1963 by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung. I

It is famous for the Karangasem royal water palace, bathing pools and its Patirthan temple. 

Tirta Gangga is based on the beliefs of Balinese Hindusm, where the river Ganges and it’s waters are considered sacred.

The waters of the river Ganges are cherished for irrigation and agricultural abundance, recreation and economic activity. 

The Patirthan temple demonstrates the historic significance of Tirta Gangga in the Balinese tradition as a pilgrimage and holy water site.

What To Expect At Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali

Another spot made even more popular by social media, Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali has always been a tourist destination for those visiting the island.

The name Tirta Gangga literally means ‘water from the Ganges’, hence Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali is a maze of pools and fountains, surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and many stone carvings and statues.

We arrived around midday and although the weather was scorching the crowds weren’t too bad.

It’s not a huge complex and you won’t want to spend hours there, but it is a nice spot to take a walk and cool off in the pool if you fancy it.

Kids were jumping in and playing around as parents watched on from the warung style cafe on site.

There is also of course the famous Bali Instagram stepping stones that lead around the centre piece, an 11 tier fountain.

You can feed the fish in the area and capture a memorable photo at Tirta Gangga to end your visit.

If you’re looking to take the stress away from touring around the East of Bali, we recommend booking the Mother Temple of Bali and Lempuyang’s Gates of Heaven Tour.

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The entrance to the grounds of Tirta Gangga Water Palace Bali
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The beautifully kept gardens
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Giant swimming pool at Tirta Gangga Bali
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The Bali Water Palace famous fish photo

Where To Stay In Amed

Luxury – The Griya Villas and Spa

Set amidst lush tropical gardens, The Griya Villas and Spa is a 2-minute drive from Lipah Bay Beach in Amed.

It offers villas with a private swimming pool overlooking the sea, a fitness centre and spa. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available. 

Spacious air-conditioned villas feature modern Balinese architecture and furnishings. They come with a large living area with sofa, flat-screen TV with DVD player and a dining area.

The fully equipped kitchen offers cooking facilities, a microwave, kettle and refrigerator. The villas open out directly to the pool deck.

Mid-Budget – Blue Moon Villas Resort

Located above Selang Beach, on the picturesque coastline of Amed, Blue Moon Villas Resort features 4 swimming pools, 4 sun terraces and great views of the ocean.

Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

The restaurant serves local and international delicacies and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. 

Rooms at Blue Moon Villas Resort come with air conditioning, a safety deposit box, and mosquito nets. Guests are also provided with a kettle and a fridge.

Each room comes with a terrace or a balcony and an en suite bathroom.

Backpacker – Bali Yogi

Bali Yogi has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and bar in Amed.

This 3-star guest house offers room service and ticket service.

The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi. 

All rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. At Bali Yogi, the rooms include a private bathroom with a shower. 

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

For more places to stay in Amed, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

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