One of the powerful kingdoms in Bali is Karangasem. This kingdom was ruled by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem who built the famous Tirta Gangga water palace in the year 1948.
Tirta means holy water and gangga is taken from the name of India's holy river, the Ganges.This water palace was a place for the royal family to relax, welcome and entertain important guests of the surrounding kingdoms.
Today, the water gardens are open to the public. Visitors can have a swim in the very refreshing spring water that comes up from the ground under a banyan tree. This beautiful garden with is sprint water pools, is surrounded by charming views, and rice paddy fields.
Take notice of the park architecture. It's a splendid blend of European, Chinese, and traditional Balinese styles.
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