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.