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Taman Ujung Water Palace is situated in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency, with its full and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung. It is Tirta Gangga's sister site, also built by Karangasem's late king. The complex consists of several large pools and historic buildings set against the backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline.
The area experienced near destruction as a result of hot ash showers after the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 and was also struck by an earthquake in 1979. Restoration activities have helped her on her way to her present splendor throughout the decades, and she continues to cater to locals and tourists alike.
The palace is the perfect place for the buff of history. A nearly century building fills every corner with a compelling narrative. An enticing mix with a very large marsh. Not just exploring, the palace is often used for pre-wedding photo shooting by some couples.
As the Netherlands architect mixed the architecture with a European style, the building's design is not completely Balinese. Unlike many other palaces in the Balinese Empire, some of the building looks more like a Western cathedral. The tourists could see the window's bright decoration. The building's columns are also a symbol of the European climate.
The complex underwent a number of renovations and pool extensions around the single existing pool which acted not as a royal swimming venue, but as a penalty place for suspected black magic or Balinese sorcery advocates, known as Pangiwa and Leak. Known as Kolam Dirah, this pool was built during the reign of Karangasem's previous raja, dating back to 1901. The Dirah pool is situated in the new layout's southeast corner and takes its name from the Calonarang legend's witch queen.
Taman Ujung was publicly open to the public after Indonesia's Dutch invasion in 1921 and became known as a royal water garden complex.
Address : Jl. Raya Taman Tumbu, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
You can visit this amazing place during City Tour Social Activity on Day 3 of BATIC 2020!