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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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good place for doing holy water ritual, holy water on this temple is coming from natural spring inside the temple... For doing this ritual we also need to use balinese traditional costume called saroeng
Wow, now I am not religious but very open minded. Travelled to Tirta Empul temple today as it was on my Bali bucket list. After paying reasonable $5 entrance fee and donned with sarong we marvelled at the ancient archeology, the aged ficus trees, the...More
Been here a couple of times and it’s always great to be back here at the holy water temple Tirta Empul. For a visit you need to wear a sarong and a different one if you want to go into the holy water 💦
Like all tourist destinations, you get out of it what you’re seeking. For me, I enjoyed watching holy traditions, seeing the intricate carvings & learning the history from our Driver (Budi from Bali Trip Driver). There is of course stalls, hawkers, westerners cleansing in the...More
A wonderful diversion, away from the westernized influences in Ubud. You get a sense for the Balinese and/or Hindu traditions, but its way overcrowded and not all that blissful, especially when you're visiting on the weekends.
You pay 50K IDR (about $3.50US) which includes your...More
I have always been interested in hindu culture/mythology and was really looking forward to visiting the holy temple. However, I find nothing about this place holy. As soon as you leave the car you are harassed by many locals trying to sell you rubbish. When...More
Located approximately a 30 minute drive from Ubud. The temple was very busy when we visited. It costs less than £1 to enter and you must cover up with the sarongs provided. The temple has been here for over 1000 years so like any visit...More
Positive: Very nice temple, if you catch ceremony its even better. The best part is bathing experience and the cleansing ritual. Its a must during visit and I recommend to do it! Takes 2 - 2.5h to visit the place properly.
Negative: Nothing. Crowded with...More
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Hi! 1. Think it's Best to gave a guide with you, as it is a very busy place 2. You can go without guide 3. You can get information about the ritual where you buy the entrance ticket at tirta, also in english; be aware the... More
Hi! 1. Think it's Best to gave a guide with you, as it is a very busy place 2. You can go without guide 3. You can get information about the ritual where you buy the entrance ticket at tirta, also in english; be aware the water is very cold, so it gets chilly when you wait on line to clean se. Enjoy 🌞
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