Photos of the Ujung Water Palace in east Bali. Click on any of the thumbnails to see the full size image.
On the seaside at Ujung, the King of Karangesem built the Ujung Water Palace between 1912 and 1919. This King was the father of the King who built Tirta Gangga. The complex was heavily damaged by the 1963 earthquakes accompanying the eruption of Mount Agung, and more or less abandoned. It was then almost completely destroyed by the 1979 quake. With support from the World Bank the complex has been almost completely rebuilt as a tourist destination.
The complex consists of three large ponds at the base of a steep hill that is surmounted by the ruins of a small gazebo. In the middle of the largest pond is the royal residence, connected to the shore by two bridges. The center of the second largest pool contains a pavilion for musical performances. From the top of the hill you can get a great view of the ocean and the beach lined with fishing boats.
Admission to the Ujung Water Palace
Admission to Tirta Gangga is 10,000 Rupiah (0.60 USD).