Ubud

A Spiritual Experience: Bali’s holiest spring….

TIRTA EMPUL 

This is the site of Bali’s holiest spring. Located 18km north of Ubud, in Tampaksiring. The spring waters are believed to be healing: curing ailments and preventing bad dreams.

Behind the bathing pools is a temple with a large array of intricately carved and painted temple pavilions. Inside the Balinese pray and a priest directs the order of prayer with chanting and the ringing of a bell.

Tirta Empul is a pleasant and restful place to view: a spiritual experience.

Note: For those wanting to bathe, it’s recommended that you hire a guide before arriving as there is a “respectful” process to follow.

Taxi !!!!….

AIRPORT TAXIS

When you exit the Arrivals Terminal, turn right and you’ll see the taxi booth. All prices are fixed and written on a board. Pay the fee, receive a slip of paper and the taxi driver (wearing a blue and white patterned shirt) will promptly find you. You may pay slightly more than if you negotiate with a private driver, but for the ease, I certainly think it’s worth it!

Note: If you have a lot of luggage or are carrying a bulky item like a surfboard, it may be worth considering a pre-arranged hotel pickup.