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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...more
Yes! You can get into the official costume and do the water ritual (as in go into the water). Very interesting to see.
1) There are free sarongs to borrow after the entrance. To enter you have to wear it.
2) Only official tour...More
It is one of the oldest temples in Bali and is worth going there as a visit to this place will explain a lot about the Subak irrigation system and about Hinduism to you.
Carry your own Sarong, or you can wear one given by...More
Here you can actually get involved in the temple's experience. Offer a blessing, step into the blessing pools and get blessed.
This is not something we actually did. We did not think it was appropriate as we do not consider ourselves in any way religious...More
This is a very holy site for Hindus and consists of several baths with water provided by a holy spring all within a temple complex.
The devotees bathe in the waters in a proper sequence and if you are unfamiliar with this it is best...More
Like most Temples in Bali, the Tirta Empul offers all those who visit a chance to meditate and click some Instagram worthy pictures as well. Its perhaps one of the more popular temples you would come across in the Island, but I found it the...More
You have to rent a special sarong to enter the holy bath, locker is available for 10k. Make sure you ask the local/follow the local to bath in a correct way. There will be some people asking you to try their banana, try it and...More
I paid 15k for entrance and got a cloth to cover my leg. The place was for cleansing, body, mind and soul. My Bali guide used to come and the feel their mind clearer after wash himself here. Many tourist rent special cloth and do...More
This entire complex is beautiful. We arrived early in the morning, so it was peaceful and quiet. Only a few locals were there, preparing to retrieve water.
Please do read up on temple guidelines before visiting, so that you can appreciate the whole experience.
No, you don't buy the sarung. You rent it so yes, you have to give it back. If you want to buy one, there are souvenir shops nearby the parking lot where you can buy sarungs, headpieces, and so on.