Sunday 22 March 2015


Tampaksiring is located in the Gianyar Regency in Bali, Indonesia. We hired a driver to take us around central Bali and this was one of the places we visited. 
We visit Pura Tirta Empul, known for their holy water. Locals, as well as tourists, use it for purification purposes. 
They have a little dress code here--they will give you a sarong to wear around your waist which is free of charge (as long as you don't get it wet because if you do, they will charge you for that)
A man preparing canang sari, daily offerings offered by Balinese Hindus (source: Wikipedia). 
A family partaking in the purification. There are fish in these pools as well. 
To the right of this particular location there is a villa on the hills. It was built for President Sukarno back in the 50's. It's used as a guesthouse now for prestigious visitors. 
I was fascinated by those gigantic green fruits. 
After leaving the temple, our driver took us to Cantik Agriculture, where they make organic products such as Bali coffee and cocoa. They also make kopi luwak here. Pictured above is the luwak, kept in a cage for educational purposes (poor luwak). 
So kopi luwak? What is it? I'm sure you've heard of it. A lot of people call it the most expensive cup of coffee in the world for good reason. The luwak eats coffee beans naturally and the poops it out. The droppings are collected and then cleaned multiple times to collect the beans.  
They also sell many other products here. Everything was delicious, especially the rosella and lemongrass tea.  
That's all for this region of Bali 



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