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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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“holy water” (227 reviews)
“holy spring” (55 reviews)
“spring water” (50 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Tampaksiring, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The temple was beautiful, we had a guide take us there and around the temple he explained everything and went into so much detail. There is a holy water spring which you can swim in and wash your face it was magical

Thank Florence B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're around the Ubud area, 100% rent motor bikes and head up to this temple. Get a guide and they tell you all about the tradition and culture surrounding the temple in a beautiful way. If you can also do the cleansing ritual in...More

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is incredible!! If you are wanting to enter the water continue past the first stall renting sarongs, as the second stall (closer to the actual water temple) rents sarongs that can get wet. I highly recommend that you do it with the assistance...More

Thank Jackstar1985
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I felt very calm in the temple grounds. I also did purification. Purification = bathe into the fountains. Two of the 13 fountains should be avoided as they are for healing dead people spirits​. If I come to Bali again, I will certainly come here.

Thank Andreea P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Tanjung Benoa to visit this temple to participate in the blessing and purification process provided within the holy waters. Entrance was reasonable and included the provision of a sarong which everyone needs to enter the temple. Inside it is a collection of...More

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad we had a driver/guide with us. It was also the Temple he visited regularly with his family. You could feel the peace and importance of this temple to the locals. The clear water is provided by the water springs that bubble...More

Thank missbrowneyesxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is the place where locals do their prayers. Come and learn how locals get their blessing from the God that they believes. Come with extra set of clothes to change so that you can join their journey in getting blessings. You will need to...More

Thank JoeyJovisich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For myself and my 7 year old daughter entry was 38k rupiah. As we had our own sarongs we didn't need to rent any. It was amazing watching all the people bath in the Holy water, we didn't partake in it but was good watching....More

1  Thank Solomamatraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the other beautiful temple in Bali. Both men and women need to wear the sarong before entering the temple. One can take the sarong outside temple for free. But with this sarong we cannot enter the holy water.We need to pay...More

Thank smewar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EN Incredible place in its beauty of architectural details, a very good astral with its water springs, where you can bathe and, thank God for your life...Or just have a fun! Negative points: paid for parking, paid for the bathroom, on your way out you...More

Thank srbarral
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Can we enter the temple as early as 6am?
June 22, 2017|
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Response from srbarral | Reviewed this property |
Not sure! Make some web research. I went around 9am and was kind of crowed.
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opening hours on friday?
May 25, 2017|
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Response from ketutk562 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course
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Juraj K
What is the best time of day to visit? Early in the morning or just before closing? Also, what are the opening hours? There is conflicting information online, some say the Temple opens at 7am, others at 9am...
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Diogo N | Reviewed this property |
When went at 2pm and it was fine. There was a bit of waiting at the cleansing pools, but nothing major. Plus the water will definitely be warmer later in the day than in the early morning. Something to keep in mind if you... More