Balinese worshipers have been coming to Pura Tirta Empul for thousands of years. It is said that Indra created this sacred spring along with its curative properties. The tradition carries on today. The only exception is that today tourists and locals alike visit Pura Tirta Empul.
On the temple you will find the inscription date of 926 AD as the founding date. Since then the Balinese people have come here to bathe in these sacred water and to enjoy the spiritual and healing benefits. While on vacation you should make sure that you come experience Pura Tirta Empul for yourself.
The Tirta Empul Temple has the traditional Balinese split gate as well as shrines to Braham, Indra, Mt. Batur, and Vishnu. The large open pavilion is found in the main courtyard and is a great place to relax in the shade.