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“Cleanse your soul”

Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Sanur
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 8 October 2018

An experience that is both colourful and spiritual. The hustle and bustle of the offering worshippers stands in contrast to the serenity of the people who bathe in the sacred spring to get their souls cleansed. A must-see on Bali

Thank henkvandermeer
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"interesting visit"
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"natural spring"
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"spiritual experience"
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The temple itself was very beautiful. We went with a guide and it was very interesting to hear about the history and tradition of this temple, we really enjoyed that. We did not do the cleansing ritual, and frankly other westerners should not either. This is a sacred place, not just somewhere to do something fun and spiritual for a day, and it's just embarrassing when they clearly weren't even doing it properly (as our guide pointed out multiple times). Also there was an awful market outside the exit. Apart from that it's worth going.

Thank bottletail
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This Temple is by far our favourite one. It was truly inspirational to watch people during their purifying bathing ritual. Both men and women have to cover up their legs with a sarong before they enter the temple. If you dont have one it is provided free at the entrance and you give it back when you come out. Dont miss this awesome temple its realy worth your time

Thank Gul C
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

When there as part of our day tour, Thought that it might be an interesting thing to do to go into the cleansing waters. The temple surroundings were cool and nice. The temple was good. The cleansing ritual was a fun and spiritual thing to do. Can't believe that there were fishes swimming around which you when from water spout to water spout. There was also a few frogs in the crevices of the pool. There was also a small snake that slithered by who took no notice of the bathers. Hysterical! Please remember not to bathe under the last 3 spout on the left of the big pool. It is for people that have been bereaved. You get a sarong and a locker for a nominal fee before you do the cleansing pool. It was an experience worth doing.

Thank davidnZ7170TP
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

One of the highlights of our trip to Bali was experiencing the purification ritual. I'm glad our guide convinced us to go through with it--ie., get into the water and offer our intentions at the fountains. It was a great and memorable experience. Didn't hurt that it was a lovely photo op as well.

Thank Marlenejazz
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