Tirtha Empul or the Holy Spring Temple is a Hindu temple famous for its holy water used for purification. Entrance fee is 15,000 Indonesian Rupiah or about 60 pesos. Most locals come here to bathe for purification purposes and some of them even take some of the holy water home to be used in purification rituals as well.
If you are wearing clothes that are above the knee, you would be given a skirt to cover yourself for free to use around the temple complex. Our driver Mr. Ketut, tied it up for us. Some of the foreign/tourist bathers even used this sarong as the only cover up they had to bathe/purify themselves since they probably didn’t bring any extra clothes.
I’ve seen a picture of a Philippine local celebrity Zsa Zsa Padilla bathing here when they were visiting Bali.
This is a beautiful pond we walked by on our way out. On the right side were stores selling food and clothing. Next to this complex is an impressive house on a hill built for the former president but it’s currently used as a guest house for important guests.
Rating: 4/5. The temple complex is well maintained and very unique. We enjoyed exploring the area. It wasn’t overly crowded.