In the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills, Tirta Gangga nestles peacefully and timelessly. Tirta Gangga is a royal water garden of the Karangasem royal family. It is located in Ababi village, approximately 83km from Denpasar or 6km north of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency.
The watergarden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. The architecture of this water garden is a mix of Balinese architecture style and Chinese style. Before the water garden was constructed, the spring was already there, which was used by the people to fulfill their basic needs for water but also it was believed to be sacred water to purify any bad energy around the area.
“Made it back to this special place 3 years later, happy to report it’s still just as gorgeous as I remember” @katerinastavreva