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Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring
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Visit Tirta Empul Temple, an interesting Hindu place of worship built around a natural spring. Located directly by a water source and with a main building surrounded by a bathing structure, worshipers enter the holy water to be ritually purified. The rustic structures, flowing water, bathing devotees, and surrounding forest complement one another to create an inspiring and unusual sight. Remember to bring your camera to capture it. Put Tirta Empul Temple at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tampaksiring trip generator.
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  • As we came to the Tirta Empul Temple, the parking lot was full but there was plenty of room inside. The cost of admission was 15k rupiah. You receive a free sarong to wear inside the temple. You can r...  more »
  • The holy spring makes this temple unique and interesting. I would have loved to jump and bath in the springs had I come prepared. It was really interesting that you can see the source of the water fro...  more »
  • About 30 minutes drive from Ubud is Tirta Empul Temple. Beautiful setting and well preserved temples. We were there 8 am and there was hardly anyone there, which was nice. Have you done the purification ceremony before, you can run your thing, there are people there who can guide you (everything for a small allowance, of course). While it was reverence and rules was that everywhere else i've seen in Bali, complete lack of context or logic: I hung up my shirt on the wrong place — got notice switched on in the wrong place — got notice they threw candy paper in the holy water – everything was in order. -Were there early if you want to be able to do everything at your own pace, without having to wait or get stressed-remember to bring offerings-Tourists pay about 15,000 IDR (Balinese vekade go free)
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  • Architectonic masterpiece. Here you can see how cleaning body ritual in Hindu religion looks like. You can also experience that by putting sarong and bath yourself. No fees, just a donation for the sarong, which you have to wear during your stay at Pura Tirta Empul and approx 10k IDR for the locker if you want to change for the bath (sarong for taking a cleaning bath is not provided).
  • Beautiful temple but quite touristic. You might be stopped by a security guard or other staff members at the parking, who will take you under the tent or tree and force you to buy an entrance ticket for 15k. I don't really know how legal is that but why they don't have a normal ticket office then?! At the entrance or inside no one asks your ticket. They catch tourists like this randomly, coz we met only few of them with tickets. Also as someone already mentioned here, when you borrow a sarong they force you to give a donation and they are quite pushy. These kind of unpleasant actions brings negative affect to your impression from this spiritual and sacred temple.
  • Beautiful temple complex built around a holy spring...ample parking available...there is a small entrance fee for tourists, and you can borrow a sarong at the entrance if you didn't bring your own (of course a donation is expected but that's really up to you)...of course there is the usual line-up of souvenir shops as you exit the place...some local food options too if you are hungry
  • Wash away your sins and be blessed in the holy waters of this temple! Have someone local explain to you about the temple and the spring. Very interesting!
  • The spring is the source of Pakerisan River. The water from the spring flows through the purification baths and pools where devotees can take a bath and a fish pond that surrounds the outer perimeter down to the river. The pond is filled with Koi.