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Tirta Empul Temple

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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
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Tampaksiring 80552, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Join others and be purified in the shared water fountain pool or just wander. Maybe even feed the fish.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank allsmilesTas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The highlight of my trip to Bali was visiting this place. I had read online about the blessing available here and the ritual progressing through each water spout. I wasn't prepared for how emotional I was going to feel as I approached the first water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Narelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indulged in cleansing ceremony. Water cold, stony underfoot, but a bracing and worthwhile experience. Still feel cleansed!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PollyP15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call me negative, but during the entire time of our visit here, I was upset that the Balinese have commercialised the sacred side of their lives. Yes, I wanted to experience a dip in the "sacred water", but when we got there and I saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ManaC_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place to look around about sacred temple in Bali that many people said its good place to clean all the bad luck. Lovely place but a little bit confused with the exit way that all visitors had to pass some stalls that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cupliskopi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple gives you a feeling of spirituality if you take your time and observe. Amazing that a lot of people including tourist from all over the world ( I guess atheists among them) go into the water to catch the Holy Spirit of it....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ExVotoFatum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice temple with beautiful garden and with holly spring water baths. If you have plan to to go in to the water then you need to have swimwear and some guide. Free sarong available for the temple visit. Around there are some locals who offer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OnAir105504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better to visit this place early as the queue will be longer the in the later part of the day. Have some extra clothes if planning to take bath in the holy water .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AshokMallick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive temple with lots of water and active worshipers. Very busy but certainly a vibrant and aesthetic place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 145timh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Tirta Empul Temple to be the best temple we visited in the Ubud area. We arrived in the morning and their were lots of people already. Admission was Rp. 50,000 for adult which was reasonable. Lots of parking and pathways to make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 7, 2018|
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Response from Seaside755252 | Reviewed this property |
There is safety locker you can rent for a smaller amount
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from 265ioannist | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need to book anything through a tour group. There is a Kiosk outside the temple to buy ticket. You need someone (driver) to get you there, but fix with him the transportation cost.
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Nadeem K | Reviewed this property |
Since you are not from there, your body has not been exposed to certain kinds of microbes and bacteria. Your immune system has not been built to fight them since you were young like Balinese people. You need to consult a... More
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May 10, 2018|
Response frombaliAustralia|
Sorry, only one comment. I would head direct to Ubud on your arrival in Bali. You could arrange a transfer with your chosen accommodation. And perhaps research reviews regarding Kecak dance at Uluwatu.
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