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2018 Bali Day 6: Ujung Water Palace | Amed | Tirta Gangga

February 26, 2019

Spent our Day 6 in Bali going on a tour with Alila Manggis and exploring the eastern part of the island.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Breakfast | joanne-khoo.com

Started our day with breakfast.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Breakfast | joanne-khoo.com

That morning it was dragon fruit preserve, butter and salak jam to go with our bread.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Breakfast | joanne-khoo.com

We both had Steak and Egg. It came with marinated hanger steak, sunny side up, spiced roasted potato and a green salad.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis Pool | joanne-khoo.com

Such a beautiful day! Perfect for sightseeing!

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis | joanne-khoo.com

At around 09:00 or 09:30, we set off to our first destination – the Taman Ujung Water Palace.

Taman Ujung Water Palace

Located in the village of Seraya, the Ujung Water Palace is a former palace in Karangasem Regency, Bali. It is also one of the island’s largest historical landmarks and places of interest in the easternmost part of the island.

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

Was taken aback when we saw that they charge IDR 500,000 for the playing of drone at the water palace. We wouldn’t pay that amount, but I think it was good that they listed it. At least now we know we are allowed to fly a drone there (as long as we pay for it).

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

The pathway leading into the complex was lined with these beautiful flowers.

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

The entire place looks so scenic and peaceful at the same time.

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

We decided to climb up these steps to have a better view from the above.

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

It was no doubt tiring to climb up the stairs, but the view from above made up for it. We look even catch a nice view of the ocean from there.

2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Taman Ujung Water Palace (Karangasem) | joanne-khoo.com

The first location was enough to wow me, and I was looking forward to where we would be going next. However, soon after we got on the car, the ride got a little bumpy, and I started to feel unwell. There were just too many turns and uneven roads, which caused me to feel nauseous.

Initially, I thought it was just me. Between the two of us, I’m the one who can’t take long, bumpy rides. But soon enough, the Husband felt nauseous too, and we decided to make a stop so that we could get down for some fresh air.

We ended up stopping in the Amed area. Somewhere near to BARracuda / Amed Cafe.

Amed

2018 Bali | Amed Cafe | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | BARracuda | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Amed Cafe | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Amed Cafe | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Amed Cafe | joanne-khoo.com

Found a place to sit down and ordered fruit juices, while enjoying the lovely view. We were also told that this area is ideal for diving?

2018 Bali | Amed Cafe | joanne-khoo.com

Right after we felt better, the Husband decided to play with his drone.

This entire trip is about him telling me he wanted to fly his drone and getting me to accompany him.

After knowing that the Husband was keen to fly the drone, our guide/driver offered to drive us to a rice field.

2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com

He just parked the car at the side of the road for us to get down to fly the drone.

2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com

The view from where we were at was pretty impressive. We got a birdeye view of the entire rice field. If I get to edit and put up a video, then there is a chance I will insert the clip shot by the drone. Else, I don’t think it will ever see daylight again.

On second thought, perhaps I can’t use the clip. I think the drone happened to capture someone showering in the rice field. It was unintentional! We didn’t even notice that guy from where we were standing. It was only after we playback the clip that we saw it. And no, nothing obscene is being captured as the drone was flying quite high, and the clarity of the video is not that great.

2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Rice Field | joanne-khoo.com

After our short visit to view the rice field, our driver brought us to a restaurant to have lunch. Come to think of it; we would never have discovered places like this (i.e. Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant) if we never went on this trip.

Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant

2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com

It was a lovely restaurant with a view of the rice field.

2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com

We got a table at one of the Balinese bales.

2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Dewata Agung Shanti Restaurant | joanne-khoo.com

Food wise, we ordered a Chicken Sate and a Ayam Penyet. Together with two drinks, we paid IDR 239,500 for the meal.

Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden

After lunch, we headed off to the next location – Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden.

Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden is like the sister of Taman Ujung Water Palace?

2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com

The place isn’t as big compared to the water palace that we went earlier in the day. But it is still a beautiful place with quite a number of visitors on the day that we went.

2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Tirta Gangga Royal Water Garden | joanne-khoo.com

There wasn’t much to do there, so we just took some pictures, walk around and left. That was also the last stop for our trip, and we made our way back to Alila Manggis after that.


2018 Bali | Alila Manggis | joanne-khoo.com

By the time we got back to the resort, it was around 16:30. Didn’t expect us to make it in time to have afternoon tea by the pool. After an entire day of walking around, it was great to sit by the pool and relax.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com

Not long later, it was dinner time! Our last dinner at Alila Manggis before we check-out the following day.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Alila Manggis - Dinner | joanne-khoo.com
2018 Bali | Alila Manggis Ocean Bar | joanne-khoo.com

This was how the Ocean Bar looks like at night.

2018 Bali | Alila Manggis Ocean Bar | joanne-khoo.com

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