Water Purification at Holy Spring Temple
Tirta Empul known as Holy Spring Temple when translated to English, is one of the special Hindu temples in Bali. Located close to Ubud in the village of Tampaksiring. Balinese people visit here a couple of times per year for water purification or every full moon if they are from this area.
There is much more here than just the holy spring pools that has made the temple famous. You can view the pond where the spring water appears from the ground before being syphoned into the pools. The individual temple buildings known as Asagan are used daily for placing the beautiful handmade offerings and keeping safe musical instruments and barong costume for bigger ceremonies. You will see the ladies, men and cute kids dressed in Balinese traditional dress which is required to enter the central temple area for prayer.
Tirta Empul is a super special place to visit and one of the temples that will give you a true Bali experience. It’s a beautiful site and the experience is so unique, definitely one to remember and that will become a highlight of your Bali holiday. If you are not wanting to do water purification, this Temple is still well worth a visit.
We recommend you include a visit to a local village nearby, where our Manager a Tampaksiring local will give you a tour of his extended family house and then cycling or hiking through rice fields.
Learn more about water purification ritual and 15 Important Tips here