Hello travelers, today I would like to share an information about tourist destination in Bali, that could be a great place of interest for you to visit. Tirta Gangga is one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali. In the middle of Tirta Gangga water park, there are many small statues are intentionally set on the stone to decorate the park in order to make a good looking. All of the statues are taken from the Hindu Historical such as Maha Bharata or Ramayana.
Tirta gangga is located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali, about 83 km from Denpasar and 6 km from Amlapura to the north. Tirta gangga built in 1948 by King of karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. This water park is constructed in a very unique architectural style of Bali and China. Tirta gangga is situated in 1.2 hectares area which consists of three complexes. The first complex is at the bottom to find two lotus ponds and fountains. The second complex is the center where we can be found a swimming pool, and on the third part, namely the third. we can find the resting place of kings. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is “Embukan” means wellspring. The spring is then enabled to meet the needs of the population will be water and also as a“pemurnian”(purification) of the Gods. For this purpose, the spring was considered holy and sacred. Religious aspects of constructing Tirta gangga park to break the king’s house and also to the general function of decent to watch. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destination in east part of Bali.
This palace has been shaped in the form of a beautiful water garden and it is located near a natural spring. This spring wells up under a big banyan tree which stands at the foot of a hill. At the top of this hill stands a village temple. The scenery of the area is fantastic with great views and the climate is relatively cool. These facts, together with the religious rites of the spring, inspired the King to build himself a private country house nearby this spring set amidst a beautiful recreational garden. He called it Tirta gangga – derived from the words ‘Tirta’ (blessed water) and ‘Gangga’ from ‘Ganges’, the holy river in India. The water gardens show a unique mix of Balinese and Chinese architecture. The grounds of the water garden (ca 1.2 ha.) consists of three separate complexes each with ponds and many sculptures. The complex on the lowest level has two large ponds and a water tower. At the second complex (middle level) are the swimming pools. The third level houses the main complex with the country home of the former King. The water of Tirta Gangga Park has always been regarded as holy and is regularly used for religious temple ceremonies. With important celebration days Tirta gangga Park is the destination of colourful processions with offerings, umbrellas, flags and other tributes. Led by the local temple priests, ceremonies are held at the spring, accompanied by chanting and the music of the ‘Beleganjur’, a gamelan gong group of small gongs with each musician striking a specific, different note on the musical scale, all blending in harmony.