So anyways, I’ve visited here before, but hubby hadn’t- nor had our friends.
The main attraction here are the holy springs. According to the guidebooks these were discovered back in 962AD and have magical powers- although no one I’ve asked seems to know exactly what they are. The driver we had last time said they got rid of bad dreams.
The springs themselves have their source further in the temple grounds. You can see where the water bubbles through the surface.
As I said last time, even though the source is crystal clean, after watching what happens in that bathing pool, there is nothing- not even the promise of pleasant dreams- that could get me to submerge myself in that water. Each to their own, I guess.
Inside the bathing area, ladies are busy making offerings, the table overflowing with the little palm leaf baskets and their contents.
Next to the springs is the temple- Pura Tirtha Empul.
Much of it was closed for praying when we were there.
The ringing of the tiny bell and the chanting provided a soothing backdrop to the tourist hordes.
On the way out, check out the pool of koi carp. Some of these fishes are huge.
Naturally, there’s also shopping…
The Balinese do a mean gate.
There’s also green…
lots of it.
And the Balinese version of the gift shop.