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Review of Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple
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Fee: Yes
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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Reviewed 3 May 2014

It is again a different sight than others in Bali. You can see water originating from floor into clear pool and then goes through different holes into pools where people get cleansed. Everything is set in nice peacful, green, lush environment.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

The temple is beautiful, and when we were there, they were playing wonderful gamelan music.

If only I knew we were allowed to jump to the water, I would bring some extra clothes! You may jump into the pools and pray.

It's an interesting mix of tourism and rituals. Locals and tourists all jump in to pray and some would give offerings. A great Balinese experience!

2  Thank Alexia C
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Went in for a entrance fee of $15K, we didnt try the holy bath. Just watched the ritual performed & how people prayed & bathe under the holy water & walked around to do some photo-taking. Koi & baby fishes swimming in the holy water, it was cooling & clear. There is a pond where there are lots of Koi fishes big or small size, & you can try to feed them by buying fish foods for $2K. No one is there to collect the payment just be honest & drop the money in a basket there.

We didnt stay there for a long time, as we never went for a dip in the holy pool. But would like to try it next time for the holy bath. Just that along the way out to exit, you have to walk past stalls selling local products & T-shirts & many more. Quite afew turns before leaving the place, so you may be pestered by the sellers there to ask you to buy stuffs

1  Thank Jocelyn C
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

This place is really nice! Looks really peaceful inside with all the sculptures and history that we saw. But, there is this maze of shops on the way out that I did not like because it is just too much vendors for a very peaceful place.

1  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This temple has a spring whose water is supposed to be holy and is believed to purify those who bathe in it. Visitors can also bathe in here.
There is a small temple complex with a fish pond, which is to the left after you enter from the main entrance. You can feed the fish by buying feed from a nearby shop (one small packet costs IDR 2000). If you have young children who are fed up of visiting temples, this will keep them occupied for sometime.
The temples are quite beautiful and you can spend a pleasant 30-45 mts exploring the whole place.
The only downside is the numerous vendors and shops who can be quite persistent at times. In fact, even the exit has been so designed that you have to take a circuitous route through rows and rows of shops before you come to the parking lot. And even in the parking lot, you will find vendors peddling their wares.

Tips:
1. No climbing and very little walking so its quite accessible and convenient for even elderly people.
2. The entrance fees include sarongs on rent, so dont buy one.
3. If you dont intent buying anything, dont exit by the road that has been marked as 'Exit'. Otherwise you will have to walk a long way through lots of shops, whose owners will badger you into entering their shops and checking out their wares. Instead just go out the same way you entered and then do down left to get to the parking lot.

Thank jitub77
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