Tirta Gangga
Tirta Gangga
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The former royal palace of Tirtagangga (which means water of the Ganges, Hinduism's holy river) features tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into bathing pools. Just outside the palace grounds, the views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali are stunning.
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  • Your Royal Bekiness
    Makati, Philippines90 contributions
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    A Decade in Indonesia and Finally Discovered Tirta Gangga: A Must-Visit
    So, I've been living in Indonesia for a decade now (I know, time flies!), but it was just recently that I finally got the chance to visit Tirta Gangga. Now, I'm asking myself, "Why didn't I visit sooner?" Tirta Gangga is an absolute gem, tucked away in Bali. It's a stunning water palace that takes you back in time and makes you feel like royalty. Right when you walk in, you'll be struck by the beauty of it all - the meticulous gardens, stone sculptures, koi-filled ponds, and the water features that are simply gorgeous. You'll get to walk on stepping stones across the pond, a fun adventure with koi swimming around you. The views? Stunning. The gardens blend so well with the natural beauty of Bali that you'll feel like you're in some kind of serene paradise. I went there in November 2022 and it was so peaceful. No crazy crowds, just the right kind of quiet. Long story short, even if you've been in Indonesia for a while (like me), there are always new experiences waiting. Tirta Gangga was one such amazing discovery for me. If you're in Bali, don't miss it. It's truly worth every moment!
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,854 contributions
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    A quick visit to tiny park!
    It was on our way back from the lempuyang temple. It is a tiny beautiful park with a pool filled with small and big fish. It is a good place for taking photos. It takes only 30 minutes to visit the place.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania773 contributions
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    Amazing
    This amazing garden is 20 minutes with car from Lempuyang, but You must include în your trip. To enter you need to pay 50.000 rupiah. Amazing garden arrangement, beautiful landscape, exotic flowers and a lot of tourists.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 17, 2023
  • susannah365
    Amesbury, United Kingdom153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    a modern (post WW2) water park - beware instagrammers in the wild!
    This was garden was constructed in 1946 and was the water garden for the royal palace. it is a lovely little park to walk around, for probably an hour max. we joined the line to walk the line of steppings stones through the water, which took forever because of all the instagrammers stopping to take their photos - taking 10 minutes each! sitting down, standing up, mid-leap between the steping stones, facing away, looking down at the fish, feeding the fish. luckily we just found it funny, but the group behind us in the queue started to get annoyed and shouting at the people to keep moving.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place of beauty.
    This was our fourth visit to Tirta Gangga, always a lovely place to visit and largely restored after being destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1963. We first visited in 1989, few tourists, largely uncommercialised and work still underway rebuilding the ponds and terraces. What a difference today, a place of true beauty with amazing tropical flora, fountains, water features, walkways, bridges and the fat koi that inhabit the pools. We arrived late morning after visiting Ujung Water Palace and the hordes of tourists and locals were already present. We joined the throng in seeking vantage points to view the facility and take photos. The old legs prevented us from climbing to the upper terraced levels but still plenty to enjoy. Tip: be there at opening time, probably the best time to evade the crowds. The surrounds are now highly commercialised with paid parking, restaurants, cafes, stalls with the usual merchandise. You can purchase food to feed the already fat koi or have a python draped around your shoulders for a photographic memento.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • RS
    London, United Kingdom76 contributions
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    Great fun feeding the many fish
    As with all (at least it seems all) Bali temples, you cannot go inside/see statues etc. but the beauty with Tirta Gangga is the sheer amount of fish and outdoor features that they have. Buy some fish food from the stalls outside of the temple and enjoy feeding the thousands of fish in the various ponds/pools. Great spot for some photos as well, definitely worth getting there early to avoid the crowds.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Miss_Teach1
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom328 contributions
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    Lovely oriental gardens
    We visited here and were very impressed. The grounds are large and there’s a view of rice fields which can be seen from certain parts. The fish are stunning- it’s fun to feed them. You can buy bread or food outside and take this in. There are many flowers and plants to see. Whilst it gets busy, it’s not too busy and it has a calm feel to it. It was a lovely experience and would recommend a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,957 contributions
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    Touristy but Beautiful and Fun
    Tirta Gangga was part of my East Bali tour. I really enjoyed parts of this attraction. I was not a fan of the animals near the entrance used for photos. I am sure the bats would prefer to be left alone and not used as a photo op during the middle of the day. Back to Tirta Gangga. The palace was beautiful, the gardens and ponds were fun to walk around in and take photos. The ponds had stepping stones which got crowded at times. There are some huge koi fish in the ponds. I'd say 30 min to an hour is good enough to visit the palace.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 30, 2024
  • QueenLan
    Adelaide, Australia55 contributions
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    Beautiful
    Best time to visit as not peak season. Few tourists so lovely and relaxing able to see gardens and take photos without stress. Very beautiful gardens and water palace with so many fish. Nice little cafe with good iced lattes on warm day! Worth the visit. So good to have our driver with us, thanks Gedeh for getting us there safe and sound. 🥰
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 6, 2024
  • GlobeTrotters4001
    Brisbane, Australia813 contributions
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    Touristy but worth a look after our curtailed visit of "The Heavenly Gate" Kempuyang Temple
    Having already been assailed with "The Heavenly Gate" Lempuyang Temple, this was a breath of fresh air to walk through this once Royal Palace with its water gardens. Yes we still have the self-absorbed instagrammers not remotely interested in Balinese culture or history, but perhaps it was because we chose not to stay and wait the estimated 3 hours for our contrived "Heavenly Gate" photo, the crowds at our next stop was quite acceptable. A leisurely walk through the water features, taking beautiful photos of the water features, carvings and gardens was most calming and cooling.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
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mzzyap
Philippines3,374 contributions
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Feb 2020
40,000 Rupiah entrance fee, and since it's a garden and not a temple, no sarongs required. People wait in line to take pictures of themselves feeding the fish. And these fish are big and fat, well-fed, with no predators to eat them. Really nice garden. Construction is going on to improve the area surrounding the tiered fountain. A few places to sit, eat and people-watch. That's it. Tirta Gangga became popular when tourists started going to Lempuyang Temple. Not a must visit, but still pleasant.
Written February 14, 2020
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MadeInOz
Cairns Region, Australia371 contributions
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Jul 2022
One of those places that could be amazing if not for all the tourists!
Parked across the road (at cost) and heaps of stalls selling fish food etc (dont buy it there, its cheaper closer to the gate).
Lots of little stalls approaching the gate. I dont remember the price but the ticket seller didnt charge me for my daughter so I just paid for myself.
The place itself is quite breathtaking and would be so beautiful and peaceful...... except there are HUNDREDS of people. There is plenty of space for everyone but so many trying to get their instagram shots they can get quite pushy and then take a hundred photos to get their shot, meanwhile holding up everyone else. It would be so lovely if you could find a time to visit when there werent so many tourists. I mentioned that to our driver and he said "it's always like this, there is no quiet time". Quite a unique experience walking across the tiles across the pond feeding the fish but the previously mentioned Instagrammers (literally fully made up in flowing dresses like a professional shoot... except using their phones) stop half way along and back up all the other visitors behind then. Great for kids if they can be patient trying to get past those holding up the line.
There is a cafe too and public toilets although take your own paper and hand sanitiser because with that many people using them they're a little bit grubby.
Written August 12, 2022
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Rudranil
Visakhapatnam, India17 contributions
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Jan 2020
We reached the place around 3 in the afternoon. It is very close to Pura Lempuyang, on the foothills of Mount Lempuyang. Therefore, the trip to both these places can be done together. There are many restaurants outside Tirta Gangga for taking a lunch break.

It was teeming with people enjoying themselves in the garden when we reached the place. There are loads and loads of fishes in the ponds in this garden palace and fish feeding is really fun. You can buy some ready-to-eat cheap fish food outside the entry gates and feed the fishes.

The main pond also has cement stumps kind of a thing arranged like a path amid the pond. For fun, you can jump from one stump to the other and get to the other corner of the pond. You can also take some good clicks in this area.
Written January 23, 2020
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Sutriyaningsih
Sorong, Indonesia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Here's the place where you can enjoy the beautiful nature from the garden and the uniqueness of the statue from tample. You can easily feed the fish in the pond around the garden. You only need to buy fish food from the vendor in front of the garden, and cute fish are waiting for you there. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions and is visited by many foreign and local tourists. so don't forget to stop at Tirta Gangga when you visit Bali.
Written October 15, 2020
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Alison
Stevenage, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
While on a car tour of the local area our guide took us here. We all loved it. The pools were just beautiful, we bought fish food and fed the fish and jumped across the pools. Such a memorable place to visit.
Written February 17, 2021
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susannah365
Amesbury, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was garden was constructed in 1946 and was the water garden for the royal palace. it is a lovely little park to walk around, for probably an hour max. we joined the line to walk the line of steppings stones through the water, which took forever because of all the instagrammers stopping to take their photos - taking 10 minutes each! sitting down, standing up, mid-leap between the steping stones, facing away, looking down at the fish, feeding the fish. luckily we just found it funny, but the group behind us in the queue started to get annoyed and shouting at the people to keep moving.
Written August 20, 2023
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I visited in Dec 2019 for the first time on the way back to Kuta from Tulamben. Entrance fee of 40k per person, but clothing restrictions weren't as strict as for a temple. Quite busy when we were there but still possible to get some decent photographs.
Written April 19, 2020
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Yvette F
Buckingham, UK382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Stopped here while touring island. Paid £2.50 for entrance fee and brought some fish food at a stall to feed the koi carp. It was reasonably busy but not overcrowded and scenery is lovely for some photos. You can pay extra and swim in a large pool there which also has paddling pool for young children. Its fun feeding fish from the stepping stones. There is no temple to go inside so you dont need to cover your arms and legs. There are restaurants and toilets as well as a few shops at entrance and a cafe inside
Written June 20, 2022
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Caryn Jen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,976 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
40k/pax entrance fee. It's not a temple so no need to dress decent but don't come half naked ;)

It was drizzling slightly when we arrived, so we had some food first at Warung Rika. Before that, it was raining heavily. I read that people wait in line for a long time just to take pictures. I was lucky when I got there, I waited less than 5 mins and I could take pictures already, there weren't many people around.

I think it's because of the rain and co-vid scare that there are not many people. When the rain stops I can see more people coming.

The pictures on Instagram were fantastic, makes you want to immediately fly there but when I was actually there it wasn't that pretty. Darn instagram! always make everything looks so good.

It's not that bad but you would probably be slightly disappointed if you hope to see the same dreamy pictures as you did online. I didn't feed the fishes, I think they are fat enough from all the tourist that feeds them to get nice pictures. Probably the reason why my pics look sad, cause no fishy wants to come to me :(
My hair is a mess from the rain, sweat and sunblock spray. There's also an area for swimming/soaking, but only passed by. Either than that it feels like a very big garden.
Written March 12, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was our fourth visit to Tirta Gangga, always a lovely place to visit and largely restored after being destroyed by volcanic eruption in 1963. We first visited in 1989, few tourists, largely uncommercialised and work still underway rebuilding the ponds and terraces. What a difference today, a place of true beauty with amazing tropical flora, fountains, water features, walkways, bridges and the fat koi that inhabit the pools. We arrived late morning after visiting Ujung Water Palace and the hordes of tourists and locals were already present. We joined the throng in seeking vantage points to view the facility and take photos. The old legs prevented us from climbing to the upper terraced levels but still plenty to enjoy. Tip: be there at opening time, probably the best time to evade the crowds. The surrounds are now highly commercialised with paid parking, restaurants, cafes, stalls with the usual merchandise. You can purchase food to feed the already fat koi or have a python draped around your shoulders for a photographic memento.
Written August 28, 2023
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