Address: Jalan Raya Abang Desa Adat, Ababi, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem
A luxurious oasis stretched out on the water greets visitors amidst the former Royal Palace, a series of pools and the Patirthan Temple, an important destination for pilgrims. Tirta Gangga, an intriguing reminder of ancient Bali, rises on the eastern side of the island, a handful of kilometres from Karangasem, not far from Abang. This fascinating attraction is known for the Taman Tirta Gangga, the palace on the water built as a summer residence of the last King of Karangasem in 1946, almost completely destroyed by the eruption of the nearby Volcano Gunung Agung in 1963 and subsequently rebuilt. Visitors can admire the monumental Fountain Nawa Sanga with its eleven levels and the ponds inhabited by large carp and lotus flowers, having fun crossing the waters of the pools on floating tiles or having a swim in the enormous stone basin in this regenerative atmosphere.
Lose Yourself Amidst the Stands of the Ubud Art Market
Clothing, jewellery, household items and all of Bali’s famed artisan products, exported throughout the world, can be found in the traditional market of Ubud, an immense labyrinth of stands, sounds, perfumes and colours.