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“Holy water for life”
Review of Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Bangkok
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“Holy water for life”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Bali style temple and nice. Not much things to look but good for someone need holy watering all over your head and body. They relief that will recover your illness and healthy and good luck. My husband did also. Don't forget to have big towel to change because no room for changing.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Peaceful compared to other temples”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a beautiful temple that in centred around the holy water spring that you can see coming up through the ground in the pond. There is the also the purification area for Hindu's that you can watch but out of respect only enter the water if you are a believer. After putting on a sarong (if your legs are bare) you enter the main worship area and if you are lucky you will get to witness an actual ceremony. The buildings here are especially lovely and well maintained and as we were there when it wasn't too busy they were a pleasure to walk around. From what I have been seen in Bali this is one temple compound that doesn't let hawkers into the area so you don't get hassled, but beware that you will have to run the gauntlet of the market stalls on the way to the car park.

Visited January 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great part of Bali...”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Beautiful, cost a few dollars to get in, and if you have shorts and need to borrow a sarong its on a donation basis. Take a few minutes to see what people are doing in the holy waters, how they wash, there is a series of 3 for the hands, face, head....Then you can go there to a fountain and do it, makes for great pics, just try to respect the people in the water going from fountain to fountain...We cruised here on a scooter we rented for the day from Ubud, a nice little drive, not too long really and pretty.

The only thing to be weary about is there was an old man at the stairs going to the top, where the presidents old home is...We were curious about it, walked up it, and he was trying to be our escort, but didnt speak any english so he was just walking with us, anyways, when we arrived at the top, to see there is nothing to see or do up there, we turned around...Then he demanded money, which I didnt give him any and he got pretty mad about it...No matter to me, I'm a big dude and not easily intimidated by it, we just brushed it off and the long walk down he kept trying to ask for money..We complained to the people working it and they didnt seem too concerned...It sure freaked the girl out that I was with...This is why I am not giving it 5 stars, because the people running the temple know this guy is out there and arent doing anything about it.

Visited December 2012
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“Good palce for purification”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

it kind of an anccient temple since 11 century i think but of course the temple have been renovated well, but still nice to see,.. the spring water come out from the earth..
The water is holy and the local people believe it can heal your mind and body..

Visited August 2012
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“One of most sacred water in Bali”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This temple just below Tampak Siring Palace (many miss-understood by said this is Tampak Siring temple).
Based on the tales of Galungan Day, the water spring of this temple emerged from earth by God Siwa to heal the troop who fight the evil king.
In this temple consist the compound of the temple, with big dragon stone sculpture inside and beside the temple, the famous pond of holy spring water. This pond separate into 2 side. If you want to bathing, on the left pond, please don't bath on the second tap. The Balinese use the water to bath the dead.
For further manner at the temple, you can asked the temple custode.

Visited March 2012
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