Though the Indonesian island of Bali is considered a honeymoon destination by many, the island is home to a diverse variety of attractions, Bali family resorts, and sites that make it ideal for families as well. One such attraction ideal for a family to visit is the Tirta Empul Temple, a beautiful and unique place of worship located near Tampaksiring. Given that the Temple is located in a small village in Central Bali called Manukaya, it may be necessary to arrange transportation separately. Hotels such as Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali and other resorts in Central Bali will take the hassle out of coordinating such transportation by arranging it on your behalf.
The Tirta Empul Temple is primarily known for its holy spring and its significance can be understood only with reference to the religious history of the temple. The Temple itself was built in 962 A.D around a spring and thus, the name of the Temple is also derived from the belief of the ‘holy’ nature of its waters. The importance of this spring is immense as it is the source of a ritual purification that takes place at the Temple. At present, this Hindu Temple can be visited by tourists as well as devotees and monks. However, tourists, though they may be severely tempted to partake in this ritual, will not be allowed to do so as the Temple only allows monks and devotees to do so. Travellers, however, have the privilege of witnessing this ritual.
The Temple of Tirta Empul is dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu. Thus, the religious nature of this tourist attraction means that travellers making a visit should conform to a modest dress code in order to respect the Temple. Located in Central Bali, the Temple is open from 9am – 5pm daily and is an iconic cultural heritage site in Bali.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+