Vloggers and newlyweds Annette & Daniel visit one of Bali’s most holy water temples called Tirta Empul at Tampaksiring - just a short drive through the hillside rice paddies and over a sacred river from Villa Jendela di Bali. This temple is a breathtaking experience, from the purification ponds (where tourists are welcome to participate on non-holy days; ask your driver to guide you on the etiquette to participate) to the temple courtyards with stunning carvings and the natural springs that bubble up within the temple ponds.

In the other direction from Jendela di Bali, Annette & Daniel visit the incredible waterfall of Tukad Cepung - a waterfall within a cave in the hills near Bangli.

When you stay at Villa Jendela di Bali you are literally surrounded by sacred sites, ancient waterfalls, beautiful rice paddies - living culture surrounds you at every turn.

More Videos on Tirta Empul

Vloggers Ashlei and Tyler were lucky enough to visit Tirta Empul on one of the Piodalan Anniversaries. In their video description they share that the temple “dates back to 926 AD, during the Balinese Kingdom rule of the Warmadewa Dynasty. The temple is dedicated to the god of Vishnu and the water pools inside are believed to have magical powers. The local Balinese come here to purify themselves, and so we got inside the holy water and under the fountains ourselves.”

Opposite is another great video exclusively on Turta Empul water temple - although the voice-over is in Indonesian, the visual is excellent and shows more of the temple and holy processions within. This is a truly holy temple - not a tourist attraction - so everything you see is genuine, deeply religious to the Balinese and entirely authentic…..an unforgettable experience!