Istana Tampak Siring
Istana Tampak Siring
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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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Ita_Agel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well.. Bali has different types of temples. There are temples in the valley - Gunung Kawi, Temple in the ocean - Tanah Lot, Temple in the Mountains - Besakih, and also the temple in the flat lands - Tirta Empul :) Amazing huh?

Tirta Empul is set on flat lands and there's not many stairs to climb either. But amazingly it has the best fresh holy spring water you've ever felt on your body. Though i wish i had an extra change of clothes. it would have been a great dip in the refreshing cooling spring water. You just dip yourself in with whatever you're wearing - check with your guide though on this matter. The pool is quite deep but it had small steps in the pool for you to walk on that leads to where the statues are and for you to bathe in your clothes :) amazing.

I'ts a beautiful place and plenty of statues and smaller temples.. they're beautiful. Been told that the water has healing power to it as well, and balinese go there to cleanse themselves of their sins before going into the temples to do their ritual prayers.
Written July 13, 2008
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Selloy
Lisbon, Portugal1,951 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2010
Another temple that should not be missed. The main attraction is the pool were the water emerges from the land … really nice :)
Written May 4, 2011
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Marionjhon
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013
Nice place and very good with their architectural design but pls be more careful of your things especially in the locker area i was a victim of theft and robbery in that place by a local visitor of the temple
Written November 29, 2013
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Julie L
Portland, OR84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
Great temple and bring your sarong and something you can get wet in...it's an amazing experience to go down the line of fresh spring water to cleanse away whatever ails you. The local people said it's the fountain of youth...I think I'm 10 years younger ;-)
Written April 3, 2013
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iselynjenniep
Saluda, NC775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
i really enjoyed this temple, although it was the one with the most tourists. i guess because it's the best! my advice would be to come prepared to swim as the water looks so tempting! the only bad part was the aggressive banana saleswomen at the exit; one literally forced a banana into my mouth and then tried to make me pay for it! i don't even like bananas!!
Written December 30, 2011
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Val L
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Went there with a group of 7, but only my husband and i wanted to go into the water.. we had taken swimming costume, and then had to buy the use of a sarong to wrap around you and then a minimal charge to use a locker. very small charge. You enter the cold water and say a prayer then hold the side of the spout and put your head under it.. It was very cold but part of the experience. I prayed for a few things - and at home for one week my husband after 8 yrs fighting the health boards had an appointment with a surgeon and from that was assured a long awaited knee operation in a few months. my son has gotten a job after 4 years ... and thirdly i had a growth by my eye that needed to be removed by a plastic surgeon and now has completely disappeared.. Is a miracle.. Might have been coincidence but i dont think so..
Written June 5, 2018
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Jeanne D
Mumbai, India40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
This is an experience that everyone that visits Bali must have.

Make sure you carry a sarong with you so you don't have to rent one at the temple
Written July 11, 2017
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Jamie H
Whitley Bay, UK48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We visited late morning and the temple was understandably busy.

Sarongs to cover yourself up are free to hire just before entering the temple. However, if you're wanting to enter the water you'll have to pay 10,000 IDR for a sarong to get wet. Lockers are also available for hire at 10,000IDR.

The blessing experience is really something I would recommend. Start at the far left corner (there will likely be a queue) and go from there. It's really good to observe another religion and it's practices, and very rare to be able to participate yourself.

As you'd expect, there are a lot of people here filming with their phones, taking pictures etc. I can imagine that it's much nicer in the morning, when you're not being gawped at.

Enjoy!
Written June 3, 2017
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freestoneclimb
Fort Collins, CO1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
The temple is without a doubt a work of art. But I had my worst experience in Bali while exiting the temple. The exit sign directs you to a market where merchants sell trinkets and goods. The market is huge and has many turns and loops which you can not get out of until you walk through the entire market.

My mother and I were trying to exit the bazaar quickly when we were separated by merchants who grabbed us by our arms and dragged us into their shops. I kindly asked several women to let go of me which they refused to do. They held me and told me what I was going to buy. I told them several times I didn't want anything. The first shop I was brought into I told shopkeeper I'd only buy 3 plastic bead bracelets from her for 50,000 just to get myself out of there. I asked her for change and she said no and gave me two more bracelets and kept my 100,000. As soon as I stepped out another shopkeeper grabbed my arm and pulled me in. I asked her to please let go of me, because I had no money left at that point. I knew I only had $5 USD in my wallet and did not want to give it to her. She checked my pockets for cash when I told her I didn't any money. I kept asking her to let go of me because I needed to find my mother. She took my hand and opened my purse and pulled out my wallet. She was upset when she found the money and then told me what I was going to buy. Even after she took my $5 she shook me and insisted I had more. I emptied my entire purse for her. She then let me leave when she found out I wasn't lying.

I found my mother in a store surrounded by five women who were trying to sell her sarongs. My mom looked very upset. She purchased a sarong in order to leave. I grabbed her and told her to walk quickly away with me. More women came out of their shops and tried grabbed my mother again. She told them no and pulled away. We ran through the rest of the bazar until we reached the exit. Balinese women are normally very sweet and courteous, this was completely out of the ordinary. I tried to be and polite as possible during the situation. I wanted to scream and push my way out for help, but didn't want to offend anyone. This really ruined the rest of my trip, anyone who approached me made me nervous. I was so upset that couldn't wait to leave the island. I'm truly saddened that this became one of my memories from the trip.

The temple is nice to see, but a little overrun by tourists. And avoid the bazaar at all costs when leaving. Just play it safe and exit through the main entrance.
Written August 13, 2016
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Luke S
York, UK29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
The place is a Hindu holy place and the water is supposed to be a kind of blessing. I am not sure I understand why they let everyone in the water, it just all feels a bit gimmicky to me.

I get Hindu people coming here, but it seems disrespectful to let tourists go in just so they can get a picture. A bit weird
Written August 25, 2015
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