Tirta Empul Temple was founded around a large spring in AD 962 during the Warmadewa dynasty (10th – 14th century), with the temple’s name derived from the underground water source called “Tirta Empul”. The temple is located in Manukaya village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali, just below the Tampaksiring Presidential Palace.

The temple is divided into three sections: Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) and Jeroan (inner yard). Jaba Tengah contains 2 pools with 30 showers which are named accordingly: Pengelukatan, Pebersihan and Sudamala dan Pancuran Cetik (poison).

The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, another Hindu god name for the supreme consciousness Narayana. Tirta Empul Temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of water. In the Balinese language, Tirta Empul is loosely translated to mean water gushing out of the earth, for this reason, Tirta Empul is considered a Holly Spring, possibly one of the holiest sources of water in Bali.

In addition to the Hindu people in Bali and Indonesia, many tourists from all over the world also flock to the temple to try once to be purified by this cool water. To enter the temple, visitors must first wear a sarong. The sarong is available at the entrance of the temple and you need to pay a little money to rent it.

Like many temples around Bali, Tirta Empul temple is open all week. The opening hours of the temple are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The entrance fee to the temple for foreign tourists is IDR 50,000 per adult and IDR 25,000 per child. The temple does not have a guide, so if you want to better understand the temple and have a perfect visit, you should find and book a tour related to the temple in advance.

According to balicheapesttours.com, Wikipedia