Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring: Hours, Address, Tirta Empul Temple Reviews: 4.5/5

Tirta Empul Temple
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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Gus Ariy
Tabanan, Indonesia51 contributions
Pleasant morning with great vibes
Feb 2021 • Friends
It was a great morning. Beautiful sun rays, fresh water and air. I was doing "Melukat" purification ritual.

Usually this place is very busy. Especially before noon till evening. That's way I came earlier and got that great vibes. Locals also told me the steps, do's and don'ts of the ritual. They are very friendly.

Don't need to worry of your carry luggage, there is a locker room too..
Written 11 May 2021
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alison baker
Bali, Indonesia7 contributions
Great holy place
Feb 2021 • Family
This is amazing place for purification. Always full during full moon. Best to go early morning. One of the places I often go on local holiday. Holy spring with clean water. Definitely recommended
Written 21 March 2021
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Kyora Jhonson
Indonesia6 contributions
Spiritual health
Jan 2021 • Couples
This temple is full of bless.
Very interesting experience, we never try to go holy water, but here the guide tell us so many benefits for our mind and spiritual health. So many offerings and we follow it so well.
I hope you guys, to come this temple recommended
Written 16 March 2021
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ChefAlladin
15 contributions
Perfect
Feb 2021 • Business
So relaxing and has good staff. It's really amazing to spend your day with this beautiful establishment
Written 2 March 2021
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Naureen Chhipa
New York City, NY220 contributions
My favorite Temple in Bali
Feb 2020 • Couples
Pura Tirta Empul; one of my favorite temples in Bali.

Pura Tirta Empul is a Hindu Temple famous for its holy water and bathing rituals of purification. Tirta Empul, meaning "holy water spring," is the name of a water source located within the temple. There are 13 purification spouts that line- up going from east to west. After prayer at the shrine, one must enter the clear icy cold waters and pray/ bathe in 11 of the spouts in order. The last two are reserved for purification purposes in funerary rites only.

Many of the temples in Bali allow visitors but usually have a restricted area that's only for those following the religion. That was not my experience at this temple. If you follow the proper etiquette and rules, you too can bathe in these purifying waters.

Before you go:

• It is essential that you are respectful, especially if wanting to bathe in the water. Don't do it for the gram! In other words, there should be a purpose of WHY you're there. For me, even before arriving in Bali, I knew this was a temple I wanted to visit. I'm not a Hindu, but I've read several books on Hinduism; I practice yoga and meditate regularly. I've sat in Buddhist temples and prayed, I've visited many Catholic churches worldwide and have lit candles. I believe in angels, I believe in spirit, I believe in divine power. So for me, since it was allowed, this was a perfect time to connect, do my mantras, and purify my thoughts, heart, and spirit.

• Dress Respectfully-- This is very important when visiting any temple in Bali. You must wear a Kamen wrap or Sarong around the lower body with a sash around the waist. This is for all; Male and Female. Don't have one? No worries, you can rent one there!

• The water is mountain cold! So mentally prepare yourself!

• This temple has become very touristy so chances are It will be crowded. If you do take a pic for IG, don't hold up the line... Don't be that person. We want to thank our driver @balionmymindtour for taking so many pics of us there without disturbing others. Hit him up if you're planning a trip to Bali!

**This post is too long for trip advisor; read more on the blog. Link on bio**
Written 16 January 2021
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petit_sylph
Markham, Canada100 contributions
A temple to purify creature
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazing local tradional place with religious significance. You‘ll get a better experience to touch the spring.
Written 12 January 2021
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Bali Midori Transports
Seminyak, Indonesia23 contributions
Great Purification Place in Bali
Oct 2020
This water spring is very refreshing with a clear water from the earth flows through different fountain with specific functions. Soaking in the fountain is an amazing experience between the fresh water and the smell of the incense stick as well as the flower of the offerings around us and gives a beautiful feeling. We suggest you to visit this place! So lovely
Written 4 November 2020
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Expatleen
Ubud, Indonesia79 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2020 • Family
Beautiful temple and it’s surroundings, definitely something you want to see and perhaps experience the water purification.

If you are currently not feeling comfortable standing close to other people, or worry about hygiene in general, the latter is probably not for you.

The sales people at the shops on your way out and at the parking area have a hard time currently. Besides the ladies selling fruit around the actual temple, the other people were extremely invasive...even while buying from them.
Written 31 October 2020
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quinni_224
Cowra, Australia2,744 contributions
Sense of tranquility.
Nov 2019
This was the third stop on our private day tour with Bali Res Centre. Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple that consists of a bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, that Balinese Hindus use for ritual purification.

Both my brother and I were overcome with a sense of tranquility and were humbled at the beauty of the site. While we didn’t partake in bathing in the pools, we both felt the significance of the ritual for those undertaking in. In addition, we were quite content watching and feeding the numerous koi fish in the large pond near the entrance.
Written 31 October 2020
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Shree
20 contributions
Recommended
Oct 2020 • Friends
Another holyspring with beautiful scenery and temple. Wide parking area, clean area. While the changing room is quietclean, they do need to work and improve the public toilet near parking lot. Overall: nice place
Written 13 October 2020
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