Ubud, Bali-> Tirta Empul tour

Tirta Emple, located in Tampaksiring, became part of the World Heritage Site as the terraced water system in Bali was designated as a World Heritage Site in the fall of 2012. I visited Tirta Emple in August, so it was still before World Heritage registration.

Tirta Umpul is about 30 minutes by car from Ubud. A Hindu temple with a holy fountain on the outskirts of Tampaksiring. There seems to be a habit of lasting more than a thousand years, so perhaps Tirta Emple was a sacred place before Hinduism.

When you enter the entrance of Tirta Empur, the first thing you will see is a big tree. There are also Hindu statues underneath.

Large tree in Tirta Empur

Inside, there is a bathhouse that can be said to be the symbol of Tirta Empuru. Of course, it has a religious meaning, and many people are bathing.

Bathing place in Tirta Empur

Proceed to the very end of Tirta Empur, where there is a temple, a prayer or a monk. You can see clearly that this temple is not a "ruin".

Monk and temple in Tirta Empur

And this is the holy fountain of Tirta Unpur. If you look at it, you can see that water is coming out of the bottom of the pond. This seems to be the reason why such a traditional system of rice cultivation using abundant water was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Holy fountain in Tirta Empur

A statue of an old-fashioned linga and possibly Hindu holy cow Nandi near the holy fountain of Tirta Empur.

Linga and Nandi in Tirta Empur

Many people are visiting Tirta Emple.


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