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Review of Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were very lucky with the crowds... there wasn't any.. The temple has its own rhythm, and to be part of the spiritual experience was amazing.. Get in to the water and pray for blessings for your self and others:) Walking down to the temple and seeing it from the top of a hill was as well good and interesting experience, especially when you have a great guide to tell you as much possible about this place and ensure you get there in the right time.. Would do it again!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

To say that you had a reflective and calm moment in the temple is far from it. I'd rather say it's a tourist temple as regardless of what your beliefs are, you can take a dip in the holy water which actually came from ground water source. Hence, building the temple around it because it was believed to be having spiritual or healing powers back in the days. I guess we are so ever ready to believe in things that give us hope, even a spring water such as that. Entrance fee is 15k and wearing the sarong, you must give some donation as well. If everyone is washing away all the bad luck in the water, then the luck must flow somewhere else i think? All in all, the visit was average.

Thank vanillaXskye
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We were staying in Ubud and our friend, Dewa, picked us at 7.00 am to get there early, to beat the crowds. (Very advisable). We were the only people there and Dewa took us in, explaining everything along the way. We changed and he took us into the waters. He explained the process and what the meaning of each Spring Fountain into the pool was for. He showed us how to pray at each Spring, then cleansing yourself with each Spring. It was a beautiful, ancient setting and being invited to undertake the process with our friend was very humbling. I would recommend someone take you or on a tour so the meaning of the Springs can be explained.

1  Thank Sonja G
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited with small children and it was likely not a wise decision. While it was nice to show the children some culture, it was boring except for the fact they could wear the sarongs. They couldn't bathe in the water so therefore they had nothing 'to do'. For adults, it was a lovely temple but it was much too busy to consider it serene and reflective.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We went with our kids to the holy springs.
It is a vey spiritual location, where you directly feel a lot of energy.
The sarongs are included in te price for entering the temple.
For bathing you need extra special “sarong” for 10.000 Rp (do not forget the swimming suit to wear under). You have changing cabin there (free) and lockers (15.000 Rp).
Come early in the morning if you want to avoid the tourist mass.....

1  Thank ahkindsvater
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