Visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace With Kids

The Royal Swimming Pool

On Bali’s East Coast, in the mountains between Candidasa and Amed, you’ll find Tirta Gangga Water Palace. This gorgeous complex of pools and fountains was originally built for the king of Karangasem in 1946, and was rebuilt after it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963.

While adults take in the beautiful surroundings, kids can watch Koi swim in the peaceful ponds, which are connected with bridges and stepping stones in attractive ornamental gardens. Then go for a swim together (small additional fee) in one of the spring-fed pools…unique and refreshing! When it’s time for a snack, head to the small market around the entrance to the water palace, where you’ll find fruit stands, several eateries, and souvenirs.

Tirta Gangga makes a great stop off on the way to Amed or as an outing from Candidasa or Padang Bai. There are also stunning rice terraces in this area of Bali, which make for postcard-perfect photo opportunities!

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

Fun family outing with an atmosphere of relaxed Balinese royalty.

Who It's Perfect For:

Anyone wanting to escape the tourist traps, and relax and cool off on the North East coast.

What Else:​

Want to extend your stay in this peaceful spot! Check out Tirta Ayu Hotel within the grounds of the water palace, or the nearby villas, one of which used to be the personal residence of the King of Karangasem.

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