Located just north of Amlapura in the regency of Karangasem on the east coast of Bali, the picturesque water palace of Tirtagangga is simply outstanding. Built in 1946 by the last Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah, it is a collection of pools, moats and fountains centred in manicured gardens.
The whole place is a delight to visit and in the late afternoon it is a photographer’s delight. You can well spend hours here walking around and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere. There is one special place inside the water palace that has always captured my attention and that of my camera lens. I could sit for hours and watch the changing light of afternoon cast its shadow across the water.