About Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari

Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple. The temple consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amrita. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God and another name for the supreme and holy consciousness 'Narayana.' The temple is believed to be a place where Balinese Hindu go for purification and thus is religiously very sacred and renowned.

Must See

  • Hindu Balinese temple with a ritual bath. 
  • A sacred and religious site.
  • Beautiful temple architecture.

How to reach

From Denpasar city, you need to take a taxi, it's 38.5 km away and will take 1.15 hours to reach via JL. WR Supratman road

If you walk there then it's 38.5 km from the city and will take 8 hours to reach.

If you go there by bike then it's 38.5 km away and it will take 1.05 hours to reach.

Tips

  • Try to read the story behind the temple, the practice of Hinduism, and the cleansing ritual.
  • Make sure that you have to pay a small amount to rent the special ritual robe.
  • Visit the Tirta Empul Temple also known as the Holy Water Temple where you will see natural spring water coming out of the ground
  • Take a towel and change of clothes if you want to bathe in the holy water.
  • Be prepared to queue for a while as it is a big tourist attraction but worth the wait.
  • Both men and women have to cover up their legs with a sarong before they enter the temple. If you don't have one, then it is provided free at the entrance and you have to return it to them when you come out.
  • Do not to bath under the last 3 spouts on the left of the big pool. It is reserved for the dead/death ceremonies.
  • Go early you avoid the crowd.
  • Conduct yourself with decorum and respect for the Hindu religion and its traditions.
  • Avoid using scented shower products, lotions or sunscreens if you will be going into the holy water.
  • Do not pollute the water with skin care products.
  • Bring small bills and extra change in currency.

Visit Time

Sunday:         8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday:        8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday:       8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday:          8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

30 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 29°C

 

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