Canning Sari, Pura Tirta Empul
On an island where religion is deeply interwoven into everyday life, a visit to the Pura Tirta Empul temple offers an even deeper insight into the rituals of Hindhu worship common on the island.
Pura Tirta Empul is a 10th century temple built around a volcanic spring. The temple has several bathing pools where the Balinese partake in purification rituals. Each pool has 10 springs and worshippers wade into the pool, praying, making offerings and finally bathing in each spring in turn.