Taman Ujung Water Palace is different to most temples in Bali. The complex consists of pools and a large stunning garden which you can also view from above. You won’t find many other tourists around, making the relaxing scenery a great way to escape the chaotic side of Bali.
How to get to Taman Ujung Water Palace
The water palace is located on the east side of Bali. It’ll take you around 2 hours to drive from the main tourist areas of Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu. The cheapest option to get there would be to hire a moped and drive yourself. You can rent a moped for around 50K IDR ($5 AUD) per day. The drive out east can feel quite long, so if you’re after a more comfortable option, you can hire a driver for the day. Prices usually start from around 500K IDR ($50 AUD) per day and you can have them take you to as many stops as you like. We would also recommend checking out Pura Lempuyang and Bukit Cinta while you’re out east.
Taman Ujung Water Palace Entrance Fee
Entrance into the temple will cost adults 50K IDR ($5 AUD) per person.
Taman Ujung Water Palace is open daily from 6AM – 7PM.
What to Expect
Taman Ujung Water Palace is actually located very close to its sister temple, Tirta Gangga. They’re roughly 20 minutes apart from each other, however the main difference is the size of the complex. Taman Ujung complex has a variety of large pools that surround the Balinese and European architecture. It also has a massive and very beautiful garden full of different coloured plants.
When we visited there were barely any other people around. The place felt relaxing and tranquil as we made our way around the gardens. Our favourite part of the temple is the amazing view from the unique structure at the top of the hill. The steps leading there look fairly steep but the view is definitely worth it. From the top, you’ll also be able to view the whole temple complex and even see as far as the ocean and surrounding rice paddies. The stone archways paired with the scenic backdrop make for some stunning photos!
Another beautiful part of the water palace are the long stylish bridges that span across the water. You’ll also find fish in the pools. Additionally, you can buy some fish food to feed them. Fish food costs 2k IDR ($0.20c AUD) per bag. There is also a small warung within the temple complex selling some snacks and drinks.
Where to stay in east Bali
Most tourists heading out east will stay at Amed Beach which is well-known for its popular diving sites. It’s also a popular spot to catch the ferries heading over to the Gili Islands. Amed has a variety of accommodation options available to suit all types of travellers.
The Griya Villas and Spa – Luxury: This 5 star resort is in short walking distance of the beaches. It’s set amongst the lush tropical gardens and has a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. With breakfast included as well as stylish modern rooms, this resort is the ultimate place to relax and unwind.
Villa Sky Dancer – Midrange: Villa Sky Dancer is great value for money being situated right on the beach and each room having its own balcony. The property also has a swimming pool, awesome breakfast, large garden and a bar. It’s the perfect spot to get away from the busy city centre and have a relaxing getaway.
D’uma Amed Homestay – Budget: D’uma Amed Homestay has incredible views of the surrounding rice fields and Mount Agung from your own balcony. They also provide daily breakfast, air conditioning as well as mineral water. For the affordable price, you can’t beat the picture perfect views.
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