Tampak Siring Historical Site
Another way gives return to the left towards the palace of Istana Negara de Sukarno, that feels upon a green hill that happens through stop Tirta Empul. The palace is divided in two connected main portions with a bridge. Wisma Merdeka was the building where the president remained and Wisma Negara was guesthouse for the friends and the guests of the state, like Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Krustsjov. In addition there is a house for the press, the Wisma Yudistira, and the one that is for the life-guards, Wisma Bima. The palace constructed by president Sukarno is ignoring the temple of Tirta Empul. The buildings of a history are said to be designed by president Sukarno, who had training of the engineering of Bandung.
The opinions on the values of estetique of the buildings are divided. Sukarno, that was average Balinese, remained in the palace during its frequent visits to the island. Some say that Sukarno constructed the palace near the source of Balinese of eternal youth indefinitely to prolong its state of “President-for-Life”.
From the palace there is a great vision excessive Tirta Empul. According to same Sukarno rumors he used a telescope to study the naked women who took a bath in the water santa. When it found to somebody it had taste of him sent for them, and is supposed father to several children in the island. The site is open for the visitors, but you cannot enter the buildings. Depend on the story, there are some important person who had visit Tampaksiring. Such as Ne Win, Birma Now Myanmar) President, President Tito from Yugoslavia, President Ho Chi Minh from Vietnam, Queen Juliana from Netherland, and Lord Hirihito from Japan
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