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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 significance in the local religion.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple is over 1000 years old and was built around a fresh water spring. The water here flows through the temple and then out and down to the terraced rice paddies a few miles away. If you're going to come here, consider bringing a...More

1  Thank LaSerena
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best places to see hindus performing their rituals. The place is packed but for once there seem to be more locals than tourists. A worthwhile cultural experience.

Thank Susana61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tirta Empul, or the "Holy Water" Temple, is a place where volcanic pools come out of the ground and create sacred waters in which the Balinese people pray. We changed into water friendly sarong's and entered the waters to say our prayers for the new...More

Thank ChrissiH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the must place to visit in Bali.. You have to take a bath there as the locals mentioned that it is holy water.. They have lockers which we can rent.. Thumbs up!

Thank herilee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The sacred water temple is breathtaking. If you are after a spiritual experience and have your heart open, visiting this place will be an unforgettable experience.

Thank Isadora M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didnt come to do cleansing but watching locals and visitors participating in cleansing ritual ,certain rules doing so

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far my favorite temple in Bali. I recommend going with a guide so they can explain the culture, religion, temple and the ritual for you! You can rent a sarong and head into the dressing locker areas to change into it. Then...More

1  Thank michelle p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this temple with a very special tour guide, Made Madesony and he made this trip meaningful. It was very unique, because he explained every single detail to us and we went through all the rituals with him. We felt a very strong presence...More

Thank ivelisseh9
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very recommend if on vacation to Gianyar area. Distance between tourist attractions not far from penglipuran village. A quiet and peaceful atmosphere when visiting this place. If lucky can see the procession of people here. The water is very clear and fresh...More

Thank Grand_Dion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a wonderful and quintessential Bali experience, but don't be an obnoxious tourist, be an explorer open to the blessings ritual or hang back instead. You really do want a guide to explain the ritual to you, and make sure you open to the concept...More

2  Thank Casey J
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Sarah D
January 19, 2018|
Response from drpravinpawarmail | Reviewed this property |
no you cant wear swimmwear.there are saperate place for men and women.you have to take safety locker 10000rph and dress materiql for bathing rituals for 10000rph then you can take bath.this is final and strictly followed.
January 2, 2018|
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Response from drpravinpawarmail | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hr.is sufficient for it.if you are willing for holy bath then you have to take locker for 10000rph and cloths of 10000rph for that and take your bath for 15min.
October 26, 2017|
Response from jollyrobert | Reviewed this property |
Between 1 and 2 hours depending how interested you are, and whether you have a guide which enrichess the experience a hundred fold. Up to you.