Tirta Empul Temple is a sacred temple for Balinese Hindus located in Manukaya Village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali.
This temple known for its sacred water park whose water source comes from the mountains and often used to clean up.
Tirta Empul History
According to the story that developed about the story of the old Tirta Empul Temple, there lived a king who had unparalleled strength and had a very dashing stature in the Bali area. The king was named Mayadanawa.
The king is said to have blood from the descendants of Daitya or in the Balinese community known as the giant of the son of Goddess Danu Batur.
King Mayadanawa is indeed very famous for having extraordinary supernatural powers. In fact, it is said that it is quoted from the exposition text and the description in the story of the inscription looking at the sara, she can change form.
This change in form will be in accordance with his will, for example he can turn into animals such as goats, horses, chickens, or other animals.
And can also turn into trees, stones or other objects. And this king is said to have also conquered several areas in the Bali area.
Even his power has spread to Sumbawa, Makasar, Bugis, Lombok and also Blambangan.
After he succeeded in controlling the area on the island of Bali, then King Mayadanawa turned arrogant and arrogant.
He forbade the balinese to worship God. For he felt that there was no one who was the strongest but himself. Until finally, he asked all Balinese to worship him.
His decision also made the residents of Bali very depressed. But they couldn’t do anything because they couldn’t face the king’s army and also his strength.
Location and Address of Tirta Empul Temple
The address of the tourist attractions of Tirta Empul Tampak Siring Temple is on Jalan Tirta, Manukaya village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali. Siring appears to be the name of a subdistrict in the Gianyar regency of Bali. The area of Tampak Siring sub-district is about 42.63 sq km.
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Route and How to Get to Tirta Empul Temple
If we depart from denpasar city, Tirta Empul temple can be reached by passing through batubulan art village area. The place of Barong Balinese dance performances. Then we will pass the tegenungan waterfall and elephant cave temple with a travel time of about. 2 hours drive by private car, of course, depending on the traffic jam situation on the road.
A long distance, it will not feel tiring when you see exactly-interesting tourist attractions along the road to Pura Tampak Siring Gianyar Bali.
This type of transportation to reach Tampak Siring Temple can only use private vehicles and motorbikes. There is no public transport to reach this location. Visitors can use a rental motorbike speda or a rental car without a driver.
However, if it is your first time to the temple seems to be siring Bali. We recommend using a car rental service with a driver. All these options are very easy to obtain around Denpasar.
Tirta Empul Attractions
In Bali, there are indeed many temples available that offer sacred springs that are commonly used to perform melukat ceremonies (Balinese traditional ceremonies).
The traditional ceremony is usually held in the area of Tanah Lot Temple and Ponjok Batu Temple. However, the holy spring that is targeted by tourists is Tirta Empul which is located inside Tirta Empul Temple which is located at the address Manukaya, Tampak Siring, Gianyar.
Even the location of this sacred spring turns out to be Tirta Empul Temple not only in the Tampak Siring area, but there are also those in the Ulu Gilimanuk area.
The water in Tirta Empul Temple is usually used for self-sanctification ceremonies.
Tirta Empul Temple itself has been divided into three parts, including:
- Jaba Pura in front
- Jaba Tengah on the middle side
Jaba Tengah is usually the side of the building that is the busiest part. On this side, there are two open-air baths that have been equipped with 30 showers.
Hindus usually often hold purification rituals in this place.
- Food and drink stalls
- Parking area
- Souvenir shop
- Holy tear bathing pool complete with shower
- Goods storage lockers
Entrance Ticket Price of Tirta Empul Temple
Tourists who want to come to visit the Tirta Empul Temple area do not need to spend deeply. With only a few tens of thousands you can already go around Tirta Empul, here are the details.
|Tirta Empul Temple||Fee|
|Adult Local Tourists||IDR 30,000.00|
|Local Child Travelers||IDR 15,000.00|
|Adult Foreign Tourists||IDR 50,000.00|
|Children’s Foreign Tourists||IDR 25,000.00|
|Rent Cloth and Shawl||As sincere as possible|
|Motorbike Parking||IDR 30,000.00|
|Car Parking||IDR 30,000.00|
Prices listed in the table are subject to change at any time depending on the policies of the manager. However, you can use this list as a preparation material before leaving to visit Tirta Empul.
You can get cheaper vacation fees by using tour packages from travel agencies. There are many packages at affordable prices that you can choose to be able to visit more tourist attractions in Bali.
The visiting time of the Tirta Empul Temple area is open from 08.00 WITA to 18.00 WITA every day. This place will start to be crowded during the day when the fresh water of Tirta Empul can provide coolness in the midst of the hot sun.
Summer is the best time if you want to enjoy the beauty of Tirta Empul. At that time the scenery will be clearly visible and you will not be disturbed by the rain.
Enjoying the Fresh Water of Tirta Empul
The water pool and shower in jaba Tengah area can be enjoyed by tourists who come. This large pool is partitioned into three parts that are distinguished by their respective functions.
In the Penglukatan pool there are 13 showers, then in the Pebersihan pool there are 2 showers and finally the Sudamala pool has 6 showers. Tourists who want to enter the pool must follow the applicable rules.
First, you must use yellow cloth and shawls to honor the place of worship and the surrounding community. Then when entering the water, it immediately soaks directly under the shower, so it is not arbitrary to go directly in like swimming.
This fresh holy water is believed to cure all diseases, both physical and mental ailments. Coupled with the beautiful atmosphere around the temple, fatigue, fatigue, and negativity seem to be washed away with running water.
Seeing the Fish in the Pond
Near the innards area of Tirta Empul Temple there is a pond containing large fish of various colors. At first this pond was a weed which was later in 1957 converted into a pond.
This pool at that time functioned as a swimming training ground for soldiers. However, in the 2000s, this pond was converted into a fish pond to match the natural concept at Tirta Empul Temple.
The fish that fill this pond are a type of Koi carp with an adult thigh equivalent in size. The existence of this fish is a special attraction, especially for tourists after participating in traditional ceremonies.
They usually take pictures or feed fish from the edge of this pond before continuing out. Near this pond there are also many vendor stalls selling various souvenirs and Balinese specialties.