Tirta Empul, Sacred and Beautiful Place in Bali

Tirta Empul is a tour of Gianyar, Bali, which has a lot of global attractions. Starting from religious tourism, cultural tourism, to historical tourism, which is surrounded by very beautiful natural views.

Tirta Empul, Bali

In several previous articles, the author has stated several times that a tourist destination can last a long time, and is famous in foreign countries, one of the factors is to maintain its original culture.

For those of you who haven’t had time to read, please see the nativeindonesia.com version of tourist destinations abroad. There the author has reviewed that these countries still maintain their original traditions, to the architecture of the buildings.

Well, as well as tourism in Bali, including Tirta Empul. Apparently, in addition to the beauty of the natural panorama, preserving the culture that has existed for a long time is the main attraction.

And this is the description of Tirta Empul Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, which we have prepared for you. As an initial reference to determine tourist attractions in Bali when the holidays arrive.

Ban on Tirta Empul Tampaksiring

Tirta Empul is a Bali tourist destination in the form of a sacred area. In this place, Melukat activities are often carried out, or the process of self-purification.

Usually, in the late afternoon, visits to the Tirta Empul Temple area become very crowded. Tirta Empul is a sacred area, starting from the existence of a temple, or temple, to a holy water pool called Tirta Empul.

Therefore, some ethics and prohibitions must be considered when visitors want to come to Tirta Empul Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali. Among them:

  • Visitors are required to wear a sarong or scarf if they want to enter. The gloves have been provided by the manager.
  • Women who are menstruating or menstruating are not allowed to enter.
  • It is not permitted to enter wearing shorts.
  • Not allowed to bring plastic bags.
  • Do not throw coins into the pool.
  • Some locations can be entered only for worship activities.
  • Prohibitions, announcements, or ethics while on Tirta Empul tourism should be respected and obeyed. Take it easy, at that location, a tour guide has been provided who will explain what is allowed and what is not.

History of Tirta Empul Temple
The history of Tirta Empul Temple, of course, cannot be separated from the existence of a large and sacred spring, which is named Tirta Empul Tampaksiring.

History Tirta Empul Temple was built by King Sri Candrabhayasingha, in 962 AD, during the kingdom of the Warmadewa dynasty. The history of the naming of Tirta Empul Temple refers to a sacred spring that already existed, which was named Tirta Empul.

History of Tirta Empul
The history of Tirta Empul is closely related to the mythology about the figure of King Mayadenawa who acted arbitrarily and thought of himself as a god.

This arbitrary attitude angered Bhatara Indra. In the end, Lord Indra attacked King Mayadenawa. The king fled by lifting the leg on one side to remove the trail, also called siring, or tilting.

However, his escape is still known. In addition, King Mayadenawa created a poisonous spring, which the army of Lord Indra drank eventually.

Lord Indra then plunged his spear into the ground, not long after that a holy spring came out, as an antidote to the poisoned spring made by King Mayadenawa.

Location and Address of Tirta Empul
The location of Tirta Empul is located in the same area as Tirta Empul Temple and Tampaksiring Palace, as the presidential resting palace during his visit to Bali.

The address for Tirta Empul is on Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali.

Route to Tirta Empul Tampaksiring
The road to Tirta Empul can be accessed by using two-wheeled vehicles, as well as four-wheeled vehicles to the main parking location.

The road conditions are also very good. The distance of Tirta Empul or Tirta Empul Temple from Denpasar is about 38 kilometers, with a travel time of 1 hour.

Tirta Empul Entrance Ticket Prices
Tirta Empul ticket for adult domestic tourists Rp. 30,000 per person.
Tirta Empul entrance ticket for children domestic tourists Rp. 15,000 per person.
Tirta Empul’s entrance ticket price for adult foreign tourists is Rp. 50,000 per person.
Tirta Empul entrance ticket for children foreign tourists Rp. 25,000 per person.
Tirta Empul Opening Hours
tirta empul outside area
the outer area of ​​tirta empul. google maps. source: megawati metta
Tirta Empul is open from 08.00 – 18.00.
Tirta Empul is open every day for a week.
Tirta Empul’s operating hours today are greatly influenced by the PPKM policy.
Tirta Empul today enforces a health protocol.


Facilities at Tirta Empul
Facilities available at Tirta Empul Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali are as follows:

  • Parking area,
  • Toilet,
  • Area selling souvenirs, and clothes,
  • bathing place,
  • Temple, or Temple,
  • locker,
  • Tour guide services.
  • Tirta Empul Attraction
  1. Holy Spring
    holy spring tirta empul
    holy spring tirta empul. google maps. source: Sims Widjaja
    The first attraction, of course, is the existence of a holy spring called Tirta Empul. The spring is divided into several pools and several showers.

Tirta Empul is the location for the implementation of Melukat or self-purification. The procedure for melukat in Tirta Empul will be explained by the tour guide, for those who want to do this activity.

Tirta Empul is believed to be a source of holy water which has properties for:

  • oath-breaking,
  • curse melting,
  • Tirta cleaning, or gluing,
  • Eliminate serious illness.
  1. Tirta Empul Temple
    The next attraction is the existence of Tirta Empul Temple. Visitors are allowed to enter, only for worship.

There are still many temples or other temples in the area. And the Tirta Empul area is divided into three. Among them:

  • outside area,
  • middle area,
  • And the inner area.
  1. Presidential Palace
    Maybe only a few people know that in Bali there is the Indonesian Presidential Palace. The palace is called Tampaksiring Palace, which is located in the same area as Tirta Empul.

Tampaksiring Palace was built by the first President of the Republic of Indonesia, Soekarno. The palace is intended as a resting place for the President during his visit to Bali.

Tampaksiring Palace was built in 1957 and was completed in 1963. Tampaksiring Palace was designed by R.M. Soedarsono.

Tampaksiring Palace is visible when visitors are in the Tirta Empul area. The location is on a beautiful green hill.