Taman Ujung ‘WaterPalace’ Bali

Taman Ujung 'Water Palace', Karangasem, Bali
Taman Ujung ‘Water Palace’, Karangasem, Bali

Ujung Water Palace is a former palace in Karangasem Regency, Bali. Now, this palace also known as Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. It is located approximately 5 kilometres from Amlapura.

In the Dutch East Indies era, this place known by the name Waterpaleis. The palace three large pools. In the middle of the pool, there is the main building named Gili Bale, connected to the edge of the pool by bridge.

Taman Ujung ‘Water Palace’ was built by the King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, who holds Anak Agung Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah.
This palace is a privately owned by Karangasem Royal. It was built in 1909 on the initiative of Anak Agung Anglurah.

The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the undagi (Balinese architect). This palace is actually the development from Dirah Pool which has been built in 1901 The construction was completed in 1921.

In 1937, Taman Ujung Karangasem inaugurated with a marble stele inscribed with the text in Latin and Balinese script and also two languages, Malay and Balinese. It was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 and earthquake in 1976.

The Taman Ujung ‘Water Palace’ complex has a combination of Balinese and European architecture throughout three large ponds connected by long elegant bridges and pathways.

The physical features and superb mountainous backdrop to its north, and sea to its southwest, make it a favorite location for prewedding and artistic photographers.

The name ‘Ujung’, means ‘extremity’ in Indonesian, and it often makes it easy for locals to describe its location as being one of the island’s largest historical landmarks and places of interest in the easternmost part of the island.

Motion of Tirta Empul Temple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion. Capturing motion is a beautiful way to convey a story in a photograph.
Here’s my “motion” photograph. It’s taken at Tirta Empul Temple, Bali Island.

The pond of Tirta Empul Temple
The pond of Tirta Empul Temple, Bali.

Tirta Empul Temple is a Hindu temple near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali Island, famous for its holy water where Hindu Bali people go for purification.

The temple pond has spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which is considered as holy or amritha by local Hindu Bali people. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

Tirta Empul Temple was built in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty (from the 10th to 14th centuries), at a site where there was a large water spring. The name of the temple are taken from the ground water source which is named “Tirta Empul”.

The temple is divided into three section Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) dan Jeroan (inner yard). In Jaba Tengah there are 2 pool with 30 showers which is named accordingly: Pengelukatan, Pebersihan, Sudamala dan Pancuran Cetik (poison).

The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, a Hindu god. The bubbling water of is the main source of Sungai Pakerisan river.

On the left side of the temple is a modern villa on the hill. It’s an Indonesian President palace which has been found by the first president.