Want to see holy spring water temple in Bali? If yes, you should visit Tirta Empul Temple. On this page, we will give information related to Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple in term of the location, entrance fee & opening hours.
Tampak Siring is one of the districts in Gianyar Regency, and it has 42,63 kilometers wide. If you come from Ngurah Rai International airport, you will need 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Tampak Siring by car. Also, Tampak Siring known among tourists as a village, not as a district. On Tampak Siring village there is two ancient Balinese Hindu temple, and there are:
- Gunung Kawi Temple.
- Tirta Empul Temple.
On this page, I will write down about Tirta Empul holy spring water temple Bali as things to see in Ubud Bali during your holiday. Due to the location of Tirta Empul holy water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, sometimes people call the holy water temple as Tampak Siring temple.
Tirta Empul Temple In Tampak Siring Village
There are many visitors from domestic tourist, or foreign tourist visited Tampak Siring temple. At Tampak Siring holy spring water temple Bali, you can see water spring, and this water spring by Balinese Hindu consider as holy water, and this is the reason why Tampak Siring temple has another name among visitor which is Balinese holy spring water temple.
The location of Tampak Siring village enough strategic and used as a stop by place by the tourist who has Ubud tour package. The route of Ubud tour such as Kintamani, Tegalalang rice terrace Ubud and stop by at Tampak Siring temple before heading back to Kuta Bali.
History of Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple
The name of Tampak Siring originated from word Tampak which means foot palm and Siring which means aslant. Usana Bali is one of the manuscripts which tells the myth-history about Tampak Siring Ubud.
The word foot palm originated from the myth story of a King Mayadenawa who flee into the forest. Mayadenawa is described as a mighty king and has divine power. However, Mayadenawahas evil character and suppose himself as equal as God.
Because of this evil king, God Indra sent his troops to destroy King Mayadenawa. King Mayadenawa lost and ran into the forest. To erase his trace, King Mayadenawa slanted his feet while walking in the jungle.
Although Mayadenawa tried to erase his evidence, his attempt to run away God Indra troops failed. Before God’s Indra troop caught him, King Mayadenawa created a poisoned spring, with this poisoned water spring he succeeded to kill most of God Indra’s troop who chased Mayadenawa.
To overcome the poisoned spring from King Mayadenawa, God Indra created elixir spring, and now this elixir spring called Tirta Empul (holy water). Therefore, the temple where this spring located called Tirta Empul temple. The forest where Mayadenawa ran away and planted his feet while walking, now become Tampak Siring village.
Tampak Siring Presidential Palace
Besides temple, on this tourist attraction, there is Indonesian presidential palace which established by the first president of Indonesia, IR Soekarno. Furthermore, Tampak Siring Presidential Palace built from 1957 – 1960.
The construction of Tampak Siring Presidential Palace done at a slow pace. The architect who designs the palace was RM Soedarsono. The earliest building built at 1957, and it was Merdeka (Independence) building and Yudistira building.
Tampak Siring Presidential Palace made for a place of the Indonesian president, president family, and state guest to take a rest while visiting Bali island.
Tampak Siring Presidential Palace gets the additional building at 2003, and this new facility used as a conference room and state guest reception on ASEAN Summit XIV.
Besides adding a building, the older Balai Wantilan (open ballroom) in Tampak Siring Presidential Palace was renovated to held art performance to state guest during ASEAN Summit XIV.
Location, Entrance Fee & Opening Hours
Tirta Empul temple located at Manukaya Tampak Siring Bali. To make it easier to get the location, please use below map, to see Tirta Empul holy spring water temple area.
To enter Tirta Empul holy spring water temple. You need to pay an entrance fee which is IDR 30.000 / person. Also, you need to use a sarong which is available for free at the entry fee ticket counter. The opening hours of Tirta Empul holy spring water temple, open from 07:00 – 17:00.
Best Way To Get The Locations
If you decide to have a holiday in Bali, therefore you better spare your time to visit Tampak Siring Temple and president palace. There are many experiences and new things you will discover if you go on tour to Tirta Empul temple.
If you want to go to visit Tirta Empul Tampak Siring, definitely you will need transportation service. Until today, there is no public transportation available from southern part of Bali to Tampak Siring temple. Public transportation like bus, except using taximeters.
So, if you stay in Ubud and its surroundings area, taxi meter is one best choice for your public transportation. If you plan to visit more than one tourist object, and one of them is visiting Tampak Siring temple. The best way to get affordable transportation service is getting car rent with driver service in Bali.
Beside Hindu temple, Ubud Bali also offers plenty best things to see. Best things to see in Ubud such as:
- Ubud Kecak and fire dance performance.
- Art museum.
- Outdoor activities.
For your information, the most popular one for outdoor adventure activities is Ayung river rafting.
Indonesian Language Translation, click here! Pura Tirta Empul Tampak Siring.