Tirta Empul Temple
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from $34.50
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anshul g
Pune, India32 contributions
Couples
This is a crowded temple where people come for Purification under Holy Water coming from a spring inside the temple. Try and visit the place early in morning as it can get very crowded during the day. Certain parts of the temple aren't open for visitors and only for locals performing ceremonies.
Written February 6, 2020
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natasha b
Perth, Australia58 contributions
My experience at the temple was lovely. A friend and I were met by a volunteer who politely and expertly guided us through the offering, dress requirements and the ritual requirements.
He was also ready with a really good camera to take some lovely shots (which you don't have to purchase, but we did because they were really good photos and inexpensive)
You get out of this experience exactly what you expect. If you expect it to be awful, it will be awful. If you go in awe and serenity you will receive awe and serenity. It's that kind of place.
We got to see the source of the spring at the third level of the temple and were amazed at how it wells up out of the ground. The water here is pure, sweet and full of minerals, the complete opposite of the river systems.
I highly recommend you go with an open mind full of ancient mystic wonder.
Written September 16, 2022
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Spur0701
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Tirta Empul is a Hindu temple built in the 10th century, or so our guide Marta told us. Built on top of a spring, it's water is considered holy and bathing in the waters is considered one of those 'must do' Bali experiences

There is an entrance fee of 50000K per person, you get a sarong to cover your knees.....but we skipped actually getting in the water and performing the purification rites. We arrived latter in the afternoon shortly a rain shower so it was not as crowded as some other have commented.

Definitely an interesting experience, beautiful venue, definitely worth seeing as long as it's not too crowded.

Be aware that as you exit the complex you'll have to run a long gauntlet of tourist shops, pretty much all selling the same thing, some of the shop keepers can be a little aggressive.
Written April 9, 2020
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Radu B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania450 contributions
We enjoyed watching holy traditions, seeing the intricate carvings & learning about the history. Always crowded. A MUST stop of our trip to Alas Harun, Tegalalang, Gunung Kawi, Pura Kehen & Penglipuran. There are multiple temples, fish ponds, and holy water fountains for purification. Access fee 50k IDR with sarong included. For water "purification" you need to rent another sarong for 10k IDR and a locker 15k IDR. Changing rooms are basic. Exit path full of stalls selling fruit and souvenirs.
Written January 30, 2020
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Lorena
Barcelona, Spain147 contributions
Couples
Sacred temple where to do the ritual of purification with water. The entrance is very economical for Westerners, so it is worth entering and marvel at the buildings and engravings. They give you a sarong to dress properly, because we already know how Westerners dress in very hot countries. It was a discovery for us because we found it by chance after visiting the rice terraces.
Written January 29, 2020
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Amy Mc
Canggu, Indonesia5 contributions
We absolutely loved our trip to Tirta Empul temple. The temple was stunning and the grounds were so beautiful. Upon entrance, we were asked if we wanted a local guide to take us round the grounds. I am so happy we agreed to it because he taught us so much about Balinese Hinduism, about the story of the temple, the origins of the Holy Water and the ritual in which we should carry out under the fountains and the significance of each one. I highly recommend, and make sure you get a guide if you want the true Balinese experience. This is exactly how you learn about other cultures and religions.
Written February 15, 2022
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SBal
Penang Island, Malaysia212 contributions
A very spiritual place in Bali to experience the Hindu rituals as well as nature. The temple is situated amidst a forest which gives a very pleasant feel inside the temple. Dipping ourselves in the tirta pool with a huge crowd makes us feel grounded. It is quite crowded though. So have to wait for a long time in the queue for each tirta. Better to visit late in the evening so that the crowd will be less hence could enjoy the tirta as well as the temple campus well. Also could get relaxed after a long day.
Written September 15, 2020
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CKF
CT2,196 contributions
Tirta Empul Temple shows up on every list of "must sees" near Ubud, and for good reason. This is a truly special experience, where you can watch believers in a water purification/baptism type ritual. You will see a series of spouts. Each person begins at the far left spout and works their way to the right. I don't know too much about Hinduism, but I found this fascinating to watch.

Your 50 IDR per person entry fee includes a sarong and is well worth the money. Enjoy!
Written March 28, 2020
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hyd_foodexplorer
Hyderabad, India562 contributions
Post breakfast at the hotel we visited the Tirta Empul Temple. The temples here are more of architecture and nature. You have to wear a sarong to enter. They are given for free outside so that shouldn’t be a problem. You are not allowed to go to the main temple where they shrine is located but you can cover the rest of the temple.
You can also take a dip in the bathing complex but you wont be allowed inside, so i would recommend you to take a dip on your way back.
Written May 3, 2020
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MariposaCubana
Dallas, TX80 contributions
Friends
We came here with very high expectations and we’re not disappointed. Our guide Wayan was amazing. He explained everything while helping us dawn our sarongs to Emeterio the temple sanctuary. We walked the temple and marveled at the beautiful greenery and a massive baby in tree over a thousand years old. We changed into our sarongs to enter the holy water springs and prayed u set each water spout. It was so cleansing and such a deep connection to Mother Earth. So wonderful. It gave us a new perspective on the reverence of family and life.
Written July 11, 2022
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