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Istana Tampak Siring

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Address: Jalan Raya Ir. Sukarno, Tampaksiring, Indonesia
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This legendary pond inside the inner courtyard at Tirta Empul temple is...

This legendary pond inside the inner courtyard at Tirta Empul temple is said to have magical healing powers. Pura Tirta Empul or The Temple of Holy water is located about 20 km northeast of Ubud. The temples name comes from the the sacred spring that flows at the temple.

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Beautiful spiritual place, would recommend the holy water blessing ritual

The complex has a temple area that you must visit before the pools as you cannot enter with a wet sarong. Also a large pond area with massive koi fish. The holy water area is busy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvette S
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hong kong
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this place in the afternoon, it was not busy and generally really relaxing, we could take our time to study the temple and the beautiful arts. You could take a bath first with the holy water before entering the temple, I highly recommend this, the experience is very unique and spiritual, make sure you bring additional clothes, towel... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The complex has a temple area that you must visit before the pools as you cannot enter with a wet sarong. Also a large pond area with massive koi fish. The holy water area is busy but when you are in the pond moving between water spouts you block out the surroundings. You must move from left to right, washing... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see place to visit Ubud if you want to experience its culture. This is a calm and peaceful place so you should keep quiet and do not wear shorts or skirts.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit to this holy water temple! You must wear a sarong in, I think you can only get into the water if wearing your own sarong. Otherwise they are available at the entrance. Lovely temple to walk around, wide variety of people visiting. You have to tie your hair back in one part of this temple but elastic... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The first Indonesian President Late Soekarno was medetiating here before the palace was built, he found great inspiration regardiing to the palace and the temple. Finally the built the temple and the palace

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Reviewed March 8, 2017

This visit was part of a package among many places. I would say this is a must visit place in Bali. As time passed, history stands to tell story. Local people spend time there as part of their ritual believe and still practice till today

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Perth, WA
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Our guide said it was his favorite temple and he comes there often - we can understand why. It is very calming, you see people, families going trough the ceremony, mothers holding young children and blessing them, the place looks ancient and you can just imagine how the same rituals were happening there for centuries. I was a slightly at... More 

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East Java, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

I like it there. Fresh air, beautiful view, nice big pond with giant golden fish. There is a holy spring water there, and people believe it is magical (That's why I also jumped into the pool :D)

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Magnolia, MS
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Istana Tampak Siring is the "Holy Water Temple". It is an amazing experience. My family and I visited in July of 2016. We all enjoyed the water ritual and the beautiful statues and gardens. It is a must see if you are visiting Bali.

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Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

The temple is nice but a very aggressive banana sales person opened a banana and tried to stuff it in my 4 year old's face to the point he was almost crying before I could save him from her. He doesn't even eat bananas. Who does this to a toddler!

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