Bali’s Water Palace – Tirta Gangga

Bali is like no other place I’ve visited! Yes Ireland is green but that’s accompanied by rain as we all know! Bali’s colour palette is just stunning! The luscious green tones complemented by the blue skies and the flowers at the Water Palace embodies Bali’s true beauty. The photos I took on this trip don’t do the island justice.

The gardens of the Water Palace are a unique mix of Balinese and Chinese architecture. There are various pools dotted around and some of the local people come here to swim. We visited here on a Sunday, however I would recommend visiting on a week day as it was quite crowded at the weekends.

Located in the east of Bali, it is about 75km from Denpasar. The main attraction is the largest pool which you can meander through on the stepping stones. Just be careful you don’t fall in!

We dined at Tirta Ayu Restaurant where we had some traditional Balinese food. Tirta Ayu Restaurant looks out over the Water Palace so it was definitely what you’d call ‘lunch with a view’. With the Balinese food, like every type of food, there were elements I liked and didn’t like, but I think when on a trip like this you have to try everything to get the full experience.

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The Water Palace is one to put on your list when you visit Bali, it’s just so picturesque. The price of our entry was included in our tour of East Bali. I will be talking more about this later in my ‘Bali Survival Guide’ which will include tips, tricks and information about the trip. Hope you are enjoying my Bali Travel Diaries so far and if you have any questions just ask.


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