Tirta Gangga Park is one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali and it is one the stop points of tourist object on Bali East Tour Itinerary. In the middle of park, there are many small statues are intentionally set on the stone to decorate the park in order to make a good looking.
All of the statues are taken from the Hindu Historical epos like Maha Bharata or Ramayana. On this page, we present the statue photo at Tirta Gangga Park.
Tirta Gangga is a beautiful park with the huge water fountain and wide pond located at Abang Sub-district, Karangasem Regency in east part of Bali. Tirta Gangga Park is built in the year of 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Agung Angluerah Ketut Karangasem.
Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring.
According to the local believe that this wellspring functioning as a bath place for the god and also used as drinking water for the local community from the nearest village. Therefore this wellspring is sacrificed by local people and keeps the park naturally. The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destinations in east part of Bali.
Tirta Gangga Park is also featured by the wide public pool with the cool and clean water where it can be used by everyone who visiting this place. It is situated on the foot Abang Hill with cool temperature in particular night time or morning time.
The lush tropical garden are well surround the park and big fish ponds are running away at another ponds to give the impression for every tourist who pay a visit to this beautiful park. Some buildings and other decorations are intentionally made as according to the spirit from Puri Agung Karangasem (Agung Karangasem Palace), so it can be said that between Tirta Gangga Park and Sukasada Park (Taman Sukasada) which is located at Ujung countryside is a union.
History of Tirta Gangga Park :
Tirta gangga built in 1948 by King of karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. This water park is constructed in a very unique architectural style of Bali and China.
Complex of Tirta Gangga Park :
Tirta gangga places in 1.2 hectares in area which consists of three complexes. The first complex that is at the very bottom to find two teratati ponds and fountains. The second complex is the center where it can be found in a swimming pool, while, on the third part, namely the third.
We can find the resting place of kings. Before this park is found, there is big wellspring found in this area which the local society believe that this water come from the land is holy spring therefore they call this place is Embukan means wellspring. The spring is then enabled to meet the needs of the population will be water and also as a“pemurnian”(purification) of the Gods. For this purpose, the spring was considered holy and sacred.
Religious aspects of constructing Tirta gangga park to break the king’s house and also to the general function of decent to watch.
The King of Karangasem has got an idea to improve this park into a good looking and nowadays, it becomes one of the famous tourist destination in east part of Bali.
The water palace of Tirta gangga park was built in 1948 by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, This palace has been shaped in the form of a beautiful water garden and it is located near a natural spring. This spring wells up under a hugh banyan tree which stands at the foot of a hill. At the top of this hill stands a village temple.
The scenery of the area is fantastic with great views and the climate is relatively cool. These facts, together with the religious rites of the spring, inspired the King to build himself a private country house nearby this spring set amidst a beautiful recreational garden. He called it Tirta gangga – derived from the words ‘Tirta’ (blessed water) and ‘Gangga’ from ‘Ganges’, the holy river in India