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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a stunning place! We joined in the water and learned about the ritual from the locals! Change rooms and lockers are available for a small fee. Parking also costs a small amount. We did not take photos here since people are performing a ritual,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JenLeG
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Must see place and hot springs available to take Holi dip and don't miss this place. Take the help of local representative and have to go with traditional dress to enter and take dip. Also enjoy the beautiful temple and can see hot springs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

This was a must see for me, I know its a load of people bathing in Holy Water but its amazing to watch. We must have gone on an extremely busy day as the water was completely full of people all squashed like sardines in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank chevikdaniels
Reviewed 29 December 2018

We visited here as part of a tour with our knowledgeable guide from our hotel. Pretty crowded but still managed to seem serene. Definately worth a visit, but you need a guide to appreciate it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leedsaway67
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Lots of local & foreign tourist flock here to witness and some participate in the blessing by the holy waters from the pond itself. Lockers for rental are available and sarongs from the ticket counter to be exchanged inside for a new sarong for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Marcus T
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This temple is also known as the Holy Spring Water Temple and about 2 hours from Kuta on the way to Ubud and one of the holiest temples in Bali along with Tanah Lot and Ulluwatu. This place is very atmospheric and shadowed in a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a very interesting temple to wander and worth paying for a guide as you want to know more about the water ceremony if you are going in for a dip. You need a sarong for both men and women and are by donation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shawn_Bob
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The palace, which is "Istana" in Indonesian, is not accessible to tourists. Although it was dedicated to Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia, it's formally the official residence of any Indonesian President whenever he or she is in Bali. But don't worry, you have something...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Abdi M S
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The holy water pond is always crowded. We didn't take a dip, if you're going for it then keep at least 45 minutes for the visit. The temple is beautiful.overall it's worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank avimanyub
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

It is located in Kuta, It was really nice place to visit and see all this people waiting in que to have a blessing from the holy water there. It’s very Interesting please and full of nice spirit, I loved the statues. To enter there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank yasminjordan
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26 December 2016|
Response from Dedy I Santoso I | Reviewed this property |
Hii Jufri. Tirta Empul Temple and Tampak Siring Palace is different, but in the same complex/ area. Tampak Siring Palace will be placed in the left area, and forbidden to enter. Tirta Empul is a public area and you can enter... More
Trevor L
6 September 2016|
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Response from GrimmoG | Reviewed this property |
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