(English) 6 Historical Buildings You Must-Visit in Bali 2018.07.10


Tirta Gangga


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Tirta Gangga, which means "water of the Ganges" is one of famous tourist destinations in Eastern Bali, about 5 kilometers from Karangasem. Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace and was built in 1946 by late King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, but the palace was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963.

Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one-hectare complex features a number of swimming pools and koi-filled ornamental ponds, although the main attraction is an impressive 11-tiered fountain. Water in Tirta Gangga is very clear and refreshing because it is sourced directly from natural fountain. Hindus people also believed that water from the fountain is a holy water, so it is often used in religious ceremonies.

Opening Hours From 7AM - 7PM
Address Jalan Abang - Amlapura, Ababi, Abang, Karangasem Regency, Bali

Kertha Gosa


Opening Hours From 8AM - 5PM
Address Jl. Kenanga No.11, Semarapura Kelod, Klungkung Regency, Bali

Taman Ujung Karangasem


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Opening Hours From 8AM – 5PM
Address Taman Ujung, Tumbu, Karangasem Regency, Bali

Bajra Sandhi


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Bajra Sandhi Monument also known as the Monument to the Struggle of Balinese People. This enormous monument depicts the history of Bali and honors the Hero of the Puputan War. The monument is located in front of Bali Governor's Office in Renon, an affluent suburb of Denpasar. The monument was built in 1987 from the idea of late Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra who was the former governor of Bali and then former president Megawati Sukarnoputri inaugurated this monument on June 14, 2013

The monument is a rectangular shape, and follows the architectural principles of the "Tri Mandala". It consists of three parts: Utama Mandala, the main building in the center of the monument; Madya Mandala, the inner courtyard surrounding the Utama Mandala; and Nista Mandala, the outer courtyard surrounding the Madya Mandala.

Read more about Bajra Sandhi Monument on here

Opening Hours From 8AM - 6PM
Address Jalan Raya Puputan No. 142, Panjer, Denpasar City, Bali

Museum Bali


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A great museum to explore Balinese history and lovely garden in the city of Denpasar. It has over 1,000 artifacts on display to highlight the Balinese culture and long historical background. There are four buildings to visit inside this museum. Firstly, the main building where pre-historic items found on the island are on display. Secondly, the northern pavilion where costumes and masks of the traditional Balinese dance and some religious objects are on display. Thirdly, the central pavilion practically dedicated to artworks and objects related to religious ceremonies. The last is the southern pavilion where objects made of traditional materials as well as of gold and silver are on display. 

The adjacent Jagatnatha temple with its white shrine is also a good place to visit as well as the 0 km of Bali which is located in the "Catur Muka" or 4 faces giant statue; a mere 300-meter walk from this Museum.

Opening Hours From 7:30AM – 3:30PM
Address Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Dangin Puri, Denpasar City, Bali

Gunung Kawi


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Opening Hours From 8AM – 5PM
Address Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali


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