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Bali - Pura Tirta Empul

Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese. It is a temple founded around a large water spring in 962 AD. When you enter the temple, there is a pond with some Japanese carps. Not so unique... But cross the second gate and the magic starts to happen. The central yard of the temple, Jaba Tengah, contains 2 pools with 30 showers. This is a holy spring where non-hindu are not allowed in. 

When you pass the shower area, there is a second third with super clear waters, where the spring provides fresh water and it is considered to be holy. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, another Hindu god name for the supreme consciousness Narayana. I was really impressed by the second pool as I had never seen such clear waters in a temple in South East Asia.

Another stop of our day in Ubud.

Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
First pond with carps.
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Second pool with people and holy fountains.
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Third pond where the spring is, the colors and purity of the water are striking - I started to believe it is holy!
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple
Bali Tirta Empul holy spring temple


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