If you visit Bali, it will be easy to find various temples rich in history and uniqueness. One of them is Tirta Empul, located in Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali. Please keep in mind that the Pura Tirta Empul entrance fee must be paid in cash only.
To reach this location, you have to travel a distance of 52 kilometers from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport or about an hour and 30 minutes. Curious about the uniqueness of the temple? Check out the list below!
From Melukat to Natural Springs.
There are many incredible and unique things from this temple for the worship of Lord Indra. But, at least five of them will be able to make you immediately want to visit there.
- Hindu’s Melukattradition
In this temple, Hindus people will carry out the melukat tradition or holy bath. There is a special pool with clear springs, as the location for the purification.
You can also participate in this tradition. However, you must follow the rules, set by the manager and local people. According to the understanding of the local community, melukat at Tirta Empul Temple can also treat many types of diseases. However, women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the area.
Bringing offerings or also called special Canang, then placed at the top of the shower where you will bathe and purify. Another rule is to place a knot of Kamen (a traditional Balinese cloth), wrapped around the waist during the Melukat process.
- The Presidential Palace Tampak Siring
For those who haven’t had the chance to visit the Presidential Palace in Bogor, at least they can see firsthand one of the Presidential Palaces, which is still functioning today. It is located next to the temple, with a very artistic design. Therefore, most people who come to this temple will not waste the opportunity to capture the moment at the presidential palace.
- Close to Popular Tourist Attractions
By walking, you can get to several other tourist destinations in Bali. Start from the famous traditional and tourist villages, with their cleanliness and neat design. There is Besakih Temple, located in the western area of Mount Agung. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is also there, with no less beautiful architecture.
- Pond of Various Types of Ornamental Fish
In one part of the temple, there is an ornamental fish pond containing various types of fish which visitors are allowed to interact with. The temple manager also allows you to feed the fish with special food from the manager.
Of course, it will be fun to bring your family, using the Ngurah Rai taxi Bali fleet directly from the airport to the temple location. Then introduce your beloved children to these beautiful ornamental fishes.
- Three Meaningful Parts
The three main parts of this temple have their respective meanings. From the front, which is called Jaba Pura (front yard), then the middle part which is Jaba Tengah (central yard), and the last is Jeroan (inner yard).
Visiting Tirta Empul Temple will make you understand many unique things that only exist there. So what are you waiting for? See them for yourself!