Tirta Empul Temple tours is a tour package to visit Gunung Kawi Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Penataran Sasih temple, Goa Gajah Temple and Tegalalang Rice Terracce.this bali tours is very exciting to visit the famoust tourist desninations in bali with our profesional guide and with private air conditioning car, the place will you visit :
Gunung Kawi Rocky Temple is a Hindu Temple complex with old omission from the stone era located in Gianyar regency. In order to get to this archeological site, we need to walk down to the valley on a couple hundreds step. There are some shops along the way selling typical tourist stuff although they also sell some unique handicrafts like coconut shell carving and bone carving. Bone carvings are indeed available all over Bali but its originally from this village. Some of talented carver specializing in carving the bone or even ivory are coming from this area. As you walk further down , your eyes will started to be pleased by the beautiful view of the valley. Rice terraces under the shadow of coconut tress located in both side of Pakerisan river. Rather wide and not distracted view of the rice terrace, you can see as you getting closer to the site. Do make a stop and snap the view with your camera before you walk on the steps between the wall of cut-ed rock. As you reach the bottom of the steps you will be greeted with a gate cut-ed from the same rock as the gate. Sprinkle the water provided in front of the gate to your head before you enter. This is a cleansing to anyone who wish to enter this sacred sanctuary. After passing the gate, you make a left and you can see the first group of ‘candi’ . Candi is man made carving that shape like mountain and made out o carved out from rock. This side has four candi. As you look across of the river you can see other groups of candi. There are five candi at this wall. You need to cross the cemented bridge to get to the other side of the river, where you then entering the main temple yard. On the outside courtyard, there are two building serve as preparation hall and kitchen. While in the middle court yard it has three open building with wooden belt tower in the corner. Walk further in then you care in the inner part of the temple where the worship mainly done. On the north east corner of the inner yard there are steps that lead you to even more inner part of the temple. Please take of your shoes or sandal before entering. Inside again you will see candi. It is only one but much bigger then the other. It even has a small space inside look it like a meditation room.
Tirta Empul Temple is one of the most visited temples in bali by the tourist who doing the Kintamani Tour. Tirta Empul Temple or Tampak Siring Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency and it is about 39 km eastwards from Denpasar town. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. In the west side of this temple, there is an Indonesian President palace which has been found by the first president. The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in a inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple. In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and finally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is meaning the water emerge or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerge from the land. The wellspring emerges from the land is believed that it is the infinite creation. According to the history, that, that this water source is arranged and sanctified by king Indrajayasinghawarmadewa in the year 882 Saka (960 M). He has given the name with Tirta ri air hampul. The data is loaded in the inscription that is located at Sakenan Temple. Besides of the above epigraphy data, in Tirta Empul Temple is also found the archaeology omission like Colossus Yoni, Arca Lion, Tepasana and Tirta Empul Pool. According to papyrus of Usana Bali narrated that Tirta Empul is created by Bhatara Indra (Sun Deity) when bearing arms against the king where his palace is located in Bedahulu Countryside. He is known as a very miraculous king, which he can lose or show suddenly, therefore he is named by Mayadenawa. Because of its miracle, he becomes the arrogance and expressing himself as a god. The Mayadenawa King owns the assistant (Patih) which is called Kalawong. They prohibit the people to do the Yadnya (praying to the god) so that is often happened the natural disaster, disease epidemic, agriculture fail and finally miserable life society. Finally Betara Indra (one of Hindu God) gives battle against the kings that happened in Tampak Siring and then the Mayadenawa is gone to the wall and disappear. King Mayadenawa has also created poisonous pools which can the team of Bathara Indra die and faint after drinking this water. Then Bathara Indra stick the weapon of Umbul-umbul and finally the water is emerging so that called by Tirta Empul and then it is passed to the dead and faint soldier that made them back to live. Therefore at the moment this pool water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various of diseases, hence every day this place is a lot of visited by Hindu people to do the ritual and sanctify them self . This place has been opened for public and as a famous tourist destination in Bali.
Penataran Sasih Temple is an old temple that is before spreading Hinduism to Bali. Sashi means "Moon" in an Indonesian language. "Moon of Pejeng" who is the god of the moon is supplied. "Moon of Pejeng" is a drum made from copper. There is a myth of "Moon of Pejeng" in this temple. "There were 13 moons in ancient Bali. One in that fell in the village when was, and it was caught to the coconut tree. Because the moon is bright day and night, the thief who was not able to work has been embarrassed. The thief thought that he turned off the light of the moon. And, he went up the coconut tree, and put piddle on the moon. However, the moon exploded at the moment. And, the thief died, and the moon dropped on ground." This is a myth of "Moon of Pejeng". It is said that the bottom of "Moon of Pejeng" cracked because of this thief. And it is said that another theory was an eardrop of giant Kebo Iwa of the legend. There is a population pond of the star type in the entrance of the temple. The star type is drawn in front of the bronze. And, the person side and the geometrical pattern are drawn in front of "Moon of Pejeng". This is must be unusual in Bali. This is said that Vietnam will show the thing that Dong Son culture of the origin is transmitted to this ground. Moon of Pejeng is a relic to be very worthy historically. This is an ancient relic in the 3rd century at B.C., and Ancient relic that represents Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. And, this is a drum of the bronze of the world's largest class. The size of "Moon of Pejeng" is 160 cm in the diameter, and 186 cm in height. There is elephant's statue in the entrance of the temple. It is a lot also in the temple. However, the reason with a lot of statues of the elephant is not deciphered. Small temple that can be seen in about 10 minutes. However, how about recalling the myth seeing a historical ancient relic...
Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave Temple is located in the eastern part of Ubud, Bedulu countryside Gianyar. This cave is built at crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River , where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept/two different matters on this basic concept hence Goa Gajah is intentionally built among two rivers. The word of Goa Gajah is anticipated coming from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk. The Goa Gajah name is written on Negarakeertagama papyrus which is compiled by Mpu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa or Lwah/loh mean the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of ‘ser ring Air Gajah' that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. The word has mentioned that the hermitage of Lwa Gajah is located in Subak Air Gajah. There is a relief which is almost looking like the form of mountain on the entrance of this cave. It was carved many designed on the relief like grove with the stick, close leaf, animal for example forest pig, tortoise and specters. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-relief with the eye turn around to the right or west side. There is an article letter of Kediri type from the early of 11 century was written on the wall left side or east side. There is a pool (Patirthaan) as a place to take the holy Tirtha water for Hindu ceremony which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. This Holy Pool is previously piled up by land and it has been found on 1954 by Krijgsman from the Ancient Department. The Holy pool is equipped by the statue douche which is parallel arranged in two groups.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace lies on the north-south road from Kintamani and Ubud. Various woodcarvings can be found in this village and its neighbors. Very colorful carvings of flowers, animals and other designs are displayed along the road, and of course a beautiful rice field. Tegalalang Rice Terrace has beautiful view with coconut trees and beautiful small river valley. Tegallalang well known with the village of handicrafts center specially for wholesale and export, a long of the road you will see a lot of the shops, they sell variety of painted woodcarving
with colorful designed. The painted woodcarving products the sell made from very light wood with reasonable price, they do sell theirs handicrafts for retail too. Tegalalang is famous with rice terrace, but now on the way go to Tegalalang Village both side of the road you find many shops with selling woodcarving. The first example of Balinese landscape is the rice-field. This is a typical scene in Bali. The terraced rice-field is typical of the beauty of the Balinese countryside. Note the harmony of colors, the vivid green of the coconut groves and the pale blue of the sky. Wet rice agriculture (sawah) is the basic and most important activity of Balinese life, Rice is the major crop and the staple food. During the growth period of the rice, the fields are periodic flooded. The Subak or irrigation cooperatives, regulate the allow of water and maintenance of irrigation networks. The water from single dam may be divided into douses and even hundreds of channel to irrigate the terraced Sawah, note how many-terraced field are served by this one particular manual serves.
TIRTA EMPUL TOURS INTENERY :
|08:00am||pick up time in your hotel lobby.|
|09:30am||visit Goa Gajah Temple.|
|11:30am||visit Tegallalang Rice terracce.|
|14:00am||visit the Penataran Sasih Temple.|
|15:30am||Visit Gunung Kawi Temple.|
|16:30am||visit Tirta Empul Temple.|
|17:00am||drive back to the Hotel|
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING :
- Sun cream
- Drinking water
- Modest cloth
- Sun glasses
TIRTA EMPUL DURATION APPROX 8 - 10 HOURS INCLUDED :
- A car with full air condition
- Professional english speaking driver
- Parking fee
NOTE : Enterace Fee, Lunch and Dinner are not included.