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Tirta Empul Temple is a Balinese Hindu water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its sacred spring water, where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification. The temple is located just below the presidential palace of Tampaksiring. Built in 1957 by Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, the palace beautifully is an important landmark of the island and the country.


The sacred water temple of Tirta Empul is in the village of Manukaya, near the town of Tampaksiring, not far from Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, in the Gianyar Regency.


Tirta Empul is a large temple complex, and it takes at least 45 minutes to an hour to explore the entire site.


Like many of the temples around Bali, Tirta Empul is open seven days a week. The opening hours for the temple are between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

How much?

As the busiest temple in the area, Tirta Empul Temple has more than adequate facilities. A bathroom and a car park are available (one parking ticket Rp 5000) (0,33$)

Lockers for storing belongings while visitors are bathing are available for rent. Each at Rp 10 000 (0,66$). There is an entrance fee of IDR 50,000 (3,29$) per person for adults and IDR 25,000 (1,64$) per person for children to visit the Tirta Empul Temple.

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