Tirta Empul

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Tampaksing, Bali, Indonesia

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yuness yuness
250 reviews
'Tirta Empul Temple' Oct 10, 2012
Tirta Empul is a temple located in the village Manukaya, District Tampak Siring, Gianyar, Bali. Its location is right next to the Presidential Palace in Tampak Siring which was developed by President Soekarno. Pura Tirta Empul is famous because their water sources are hither to used for Holy water in Melukat Ceremony by people from all corners of Bali, also visiting tourists often too are interested in participating in Melukat Ceremony.

Pura Tirta Empul is also one of the heritage sites in Bali, particularly Gianyar. Hence also, the first President of Indonesia, Sukarno established a presidential palace just west of Pura Tirta Empul, Tampak Siring. When the President of Indonesia comes to visit Bali, here is usually his place of Residence.

On Visiting Bali if you miss coming to the District area of GIANYAR, your trip will probably not be complete, because here it is famous as a center of arts in Bali, and also do not forget to stop at the beautiful Pura Tirta Empul and feel the atmosphere cool and calm.
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ratu ratu
120 reviews
My Fabourite! Aug 15, 2009
For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today.

I heard about this temple because of our local TB ary_tyas, I felt envy and I wanted to go there...

This is the temple that I most like, not because is the most beautiful or sacred or anything...

I like it because I could get inmersed on the local religion, take a bath on the pool and get blessed like locals do, also can see the whole temple and can see closer, many cerimonies

So If you wanna get blessed, bring a sarong also clothes for changing the wet ones and be respectful....
It's me....
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ratu says:
For me, the best!

I also skip it the first time...
Posted on: Aug 26, 2009
reikunboy says:
I missed this place I wanted to go here,next time
Posted on: Aug 26, 2009
ary_tyas ary_tyas
35 reviews
Tirta empul Oct 01, 2008
Considered the holiest spring in Bali, this temple is frequently visited by Balinese seeking mental cleansing and physical healing. Located in Gianyar regency, near by pura gunung kawi. To be able to entre the temple y must wear sarung. You can get in the entren of the temple with pay little bit donation, that goes to manage the temple here.
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way to the temple
bathing together in woman spot
woman's only pool
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JP-NED says:
i was there last year, beautiful!
Posted on: May 03, 2010
ratu says:
My fab!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2010
katup katup
7 reviews
Jul 20, 2007
Tirta Empul - the "Holy Spring Temple" in the village of Tampaksiring. It's one of the most beautiful temples we've seen, and one of the most sacred spots in Bali. Over 1000 years old, the temple and its two bathing places have been used by the people for good health and prosperity because of the spring water's curative powers, and until this day Balinese still believe the miraculous healing powers of the water.

Located in Tampak Siring, Gianyar regency beside President's palace, there's a temple named Tirta Empul where its pond is believed to cure some sickness. Tirta empul means water that comes from the earth naturally.

And when there is a festival or ceremony in this temple you can see many people bathing in the ponds that has seven pancuran. The source of the water is from the sacred spring in the middle area. Not only can the water cure sickness but can also purify sins.

As you visit Tirta Empul, indeed just about any temple in Bali, you'd find the walls ornately carved. The Balinese have a difficult time tolerating unadorned walls. So they fille their temple gates and shrines with carvings and stone statues. But don't expect to find statues of the gods like Vishnu, Shiva or Sanghyang. Their preferred subject matter demons, ogres and evil spirits, with fangs and bulging eyes.
The source of the Holy Water
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sarahsan says:
Congrats on your featured review!
Posted on: May 04, 2010
JP-NED says:
I saw this last year, also a great place.
Posted on: May 03, 2010

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