Tirtagangga is a beautiful park located in the east side of Abang Sub district, Karangasem Regency. This park is precisely located beside the main strait from Karangasem to Singaraja, it would approximately take 2 hours to reach this park from Denpasar City. The park is situated on a 1 hectare area with a huge water fountain and a neat wide pond combined with lush green garden and some stone carvings and statues which makes this park look like a beautiful maze of pools. The main attraction of this park is the 11 tiered fountain located in the middle of the park.
The word Tirtagangga means “Holy water of the Ganges” the park was built in 1948 by the king of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before the park was built, the area was a wellspring which the locals believed that waters that come from the land is holy spring therefore they call the place Embukan or wellspring. The local people also believes that the wellspring was functioned as a bath place for Gods and also used as drinking water for the local community. That is why the park is kept and maintained well by the local people. The park was once destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. But it has been rebuilt completely and became a beautiful park and known as one of the famous tourist destination on east part of Bali.
The park also features a cool and clear water pool where visitors may have a bathe. The pool is situated on the foot of Abang Hill, the atmosphere is relatively cool and would give a great refreshment for visitors that have a bathe in the pool. Tirtagangga is an interesting park to visit, it is a great place to take photographs or just simply relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the park.