Thanks to your thousands of Tripadvisor reviews, Tirtagangga has been ranked as the 4th most noted landmark in Indonesia after Borobudur, Prambanan in Java and Gunung Kawi in Bali. Notice that all are landmarks from ancient times, except Tirtagangga.



Moreover, based on your reviews Tirtagangga has been given a winner certificate by Tripadvisor as the 1st most appreciated attraction in the region of Karangasem (below left).



The staff of Tirtagangga as it was present in July, 6th 2014. Standing from left: Ayu Surya (treasurer), I Wayan Diksas, I Nyoman Tinggalg, my self (chairman), I Gede Doglirs, I Ketut Yanag (deputy foreman), I Komang Kembarg, I Ketut Kembarg, I Gede Bidengs and I Ketut Paseks. Sitting from left: I Nengah Wikg, I Nyoman Mardanat, I Komang Tarmag, I Nengah Tamant, I Nengah Pasekg and I Made Bungt. Not in the picture: A.A. Bagus Brahyangwasa (deputy chairman), A.A.G. Ardana (foreman), I Made Tisnag and I Nyoman Iyog. (g= gardener, s= securitymen, t= ticketmen).


The Honorable Mr. Robert O. Blake Jr., Ambassador of the United States of America for Indonesia, Consul General Mr. Joaquin Monserrate, Consular Agent Mr. Joseph Curtin and other US staff members were impressed by the beauty of Tirtagangga during a visit to the garden on Thursday, April 17th 2014.

They were well received by Mr. A. A. Bagus Raka Barahyangwangsa (in white), my deputy and cousin, and by Mr. Emerald Starr (holding his dog), patron of Tirtagangga, who happened to have his 63rd birthday on that memorable day.

For the previous descriptions and photos in these latest news, please see images of the past.