East Bali is often missed off the typical tourist routes. A great way to explore Asia’s most spectacular sights is to break free from your guide book and hire you own transport. The scenic trail through East Bali will lead you to the relaxing refuge that is Tirtagangga, one of the 3 water palaces which East Bali has to offer. Escape the queues and snapping sightseers and head off to this refreshing destination providing the ideal location to unwind and ‘cool off’ on a hot summer’s day. The water palace, know as ‘water of the Ganges’ was built in 1946 by the King of Katangese. The quaint retreat offers sanctuary amongst its various holy pools, hot springs and fountains where locals believe the waters flow from the holy Indian River. The holy springs have been praised by island healers giving youth and powers whilst healing its bathers. So if you fancy cleansing you soul or taking off a few years defiantly take a dip! The romantic gardens are filled with beautiful statues and carvings forming eye-catching structures. The lotus fountain in particular has become a landmark for Tirtagangga since its introduction to the palace in 1948 by the late Raja of Karangasem.
Today the Royal Water Palace is still owned by Katangese royalty and has maintained it elegant charm. The area was almost entirely destroyed by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963 but the completion of construction has seen the Tirtagangga carefully restored back to its glorious royal element. Tirtagangga is the tourist hotspot of the east but is surrounded by untouched culture dying to be explored. The unmarked tracks of this area are defiantly worth a look providing fantastic scenery along the hidden local roads. The Royal water palace is easy to find and lies to the north of Amlapura. Tirtagangga and its surrounding areas are also praised for its rice paddy terraces and Pura Lempuyang Luhur, which is one of Bali’s key temples situated on the slope of Mount Lempuyang to the east. Bali is a scenic treat of blue sea and mountains offering a peaceful and heartfelt Island stay with much to do and see.
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