It was a rainy first day in Bali, which made it a little difficult to explore this beautiful island. Apparently, January is their rainy season, so it was no surprise. It also made it very foggy that the famous Mount Batur or the Kintamani Volcano was almost impossible to see. After visiting the Tegenungan Waterfall, and having late lunch at a buffet overlooking the Kintamani Volcano, we headed towards the Tirta Empul (Holy Spring). This temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. It is famous for its holy spring water where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification.
- If you have long hair, bring some scrunchies or something as they will not allow you to enter if it is not tied up.
- Make sure to enter the temple first before submerging and getting drenched at the Holy Spring, unless you brought extra sarong, because you must be completely dry to enter otherwise you will be prohibited by the guards. And they are excellent at what they do. I tried to sneak in with my wet sarong, but was unsuccessful. Haha.
- If you are unaware of the ritual, and how to go about the “purification” process, there are some tour guides or “priests” that can explain the process, but they do demand some monetary compensation for that. But that would be better than looking like an ignorant tourist aka me. Again, I learned this the hard way.
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