Tirta Empul (Holy Spring Water Temple)

Tirta Empul (Holy Spring Water Temple)

Tirta Empul translates to holy spring in Balinese and the temple remains a sacred and deified compound since its inception in 962 AD. The Hindu temple comprises petirtaan (bathing structure) surrounding its main compound that is famous for its holy spring water. The Balinese Hindu regularly visit this beautiful enclosure and ritual purification ceremonies are still held on a regular basis as well. So while you’re there, don’t find it odd when you see people bathing in the holy spring water!