Just over a two to three hour drive up the east coast of Bali from Kuta lies the Tirtagangga Water Palace – a former rest villa for the late heir to the Kingdom of Karangsem. Built in 1948 the palace was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. Now lovingly restored and filled with large koi, it’s a great spot to unwind surrounded by the sound of trickling water and lush forrest.
Many visitors choose to swim where royalty once bathed in one of the ancient pools or stop for a lunch at one of the onsite restaurants. Come here to relax, reflect and admire the life size statues playing out the epic legend of the Mahabrata depicint the struggle between good and evil.
Tirtagangga Water Palace
Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
RP 20,000 entry