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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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  • A remarkable site both beauty and spirituality. The Balinese as tourists come to take a bath in front of the fountains to purify themselves. Go with a guide explaining the process of purification c is on c is better. Many souvenir shops to the exit.
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  • Tirta Empul Temple, we visited on Baisakih day. So, there were many local people taking holi bath. We just touched the water and didn't took bath. Some one was trying to enter temple premises with wet...  more »
  • It is april and it is already too busy. You can clean your self in the holy water but by the hustle and bustle it seems more a pool than a holy place. The ride up to it is beautiful by the way.
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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.