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Tirta Empul Temple

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A very active temple built around a bubbling spring, Pura Tirta Empul is an interesting place to observe Hindu devotees purifying themselves by means of ritual bathing. It is especially recommended to visit on a full moon day, which has special...more
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Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a really neat spot to see. A bit touristy, but there are local "guides" within the temple and if you pay them a small amount they will tell you the history of the temple and how to cleanse in the holy water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moxiemolly
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good place to learn about Balinese cultural and spiritual practices and one of the most beautiful and huge temple in bali. Mostly balinies people visit this place for ritual purification. You van see lots of offerings to god. Visitors are allowed only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Minal B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first and most beautiful temple I have ever seen :) I enjoyed every minute spent there! Such a beautiful architecture and so beautiful nature. People go there to see and drink the water that gives "eternal youth" and for blessings. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dzeny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its very special place for the people of Bali as they perform some rituals there. but its really very crowded. You need to wear the Sarong during entering in the temple.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ishan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is a place where the locals perform a cleansing ritual. The water is not safe to drink. Carry your own sarong. The sarongs given at the temple are poorly maintained. Slightly crowded and also dirty in some places. But the statues are too...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anusha p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A interesting temple, where people go to wash in the holy water. It was quite crowded. It was nice walking around. To be honest my favorite part was haggling with the vendors about their wooden sculptures.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the temple to lean more about the Hindu culture and history. The visit was educational and a nice architectural beauty. Would recommend as a stop while visiting Bali.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MYBailey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed visiting this temple. We were there in November and it was not too crowded with tourists. After buying your ticket, you have to get a sarong (for free) before getting into the temple. You can watch worshippers getting into the water and going...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wa12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was going there for the holy spring.Tirta Empul temple is the best holy spring I've ever visit in Bali. It has very clean and cool water with fish inside the pond, but it's okay, the fish won't bite you ;) It has about 22...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joy_nkr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

100% recommend. Don’t wear makeup as it will be ruined when you’re in the water. Ladies must tie up their hair. Free sarongs. Costs 50,000 IDR entry. Pay for a locker and a water sarong and partake in the ceremony. There are locals around that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 7, 2018|
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Response from Seaside755252 | Reviewed this property |
There is safety locker you can rent for a smaller amount
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from 265ioannist | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to book anything through a tour group. There is a Kiosk outside the temple to buy ticket. You need someone (driver) to get you there, but fix with him the transportation cost.
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Response from Nadeem K | Reviewed this property |
Since you are not from there, your body has not been exposed to certain kinds of microbes and bacteria. Your immune system has not been built to fight them since you were young like Balinese people. You need to consult a... More