Tirta Gangga Royal Garden – The Magical Water Palace of Bali

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Tirta Gangga Temple is becoming increasingly popular due to the beautiful complex consisting of many ponds of fish, pools, and fountains. The famous photo spot of Tirta Gangga is located in a pond surrounded by giant Koi fish. People flock to the water temple to view its natural beauty and to feed the hundreds of giant fish.

How to get to Tirta Gangga

We drove on our scooter to Tirta Gangga straight after visiting Pura Lempuyang which only took us 20 minutes. We arrived shortly after 9:30am. From Canggu the drive is just roughly 2 hours as it is located on the east of Bali.

Where to stay in Bali

There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. For people looking for a base or villa to rent for a while, Canggu is the perfect spot with cafes and restaurants right near the beach. If you’re on holiday for a short amount of time and looking for a hotel, then Kuta or Seminyak is great for clubs, bars and cheap shopping. While in Bali we stayed at Riyuri Guesthouse in Canggu. They have beautiful rooms in a great location so we definitely recommend checking them out!

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Tirta Gangga entrance fee 

The entrance fee costs 30K IDR per person. To get a photo with the fish surrounding you, you will need to buy fish food from a stall next to the ticket booth. They cost between 5K-10K IDR for a decent sized packet.

Tirta Gangga opening hours 

Tirta Gangga is open from 8am. We arrived at roughly 9:30am and there were people around but it wasn’t too crazy. By 10:30am large groups of people started to arrive.

What to expect 

This royal water garden is a beautiful, well maintained complex full of ponds and fountains. It is a great spot to get a photo surrounded by the giant Koi fish. Make sure to buy some fish food from the stalls at the entrance so you can have the fish surrounding you for the photo.

You can also go for a swim in the pool they have located there. The most unique feature of the complex is the large stepping stones they have located throughout the main pond. The main pond is located to the right just after the entrance. The stepping stones are super cool to get a photo on and are very unique. Be careful when walking along them as people sometimes stumble and fall in.

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Don’t forget to visit the incredible Pura Lempuyang as it’s just around the corner.

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