The holy waterfalls and springs in the forest

The entrance to the temple

The entrance to the temple

After the ancient temple, we continued to our second destination: A purification site hidden in the jungle valleys.

There are around 15 holy fountains and waterfalls

There are around 15 holy fountains and waterfalls

When we entered the location, a guide helped us preparing the offerings and we prayed to purify our souls.

After praying, we begin our journey

After praying, we begin our journey

Then, we began our purification journey through the small river.

The atmosphere here is very special

The atmosphere here is very special

In this place, the waters from Bangli and Gianyar meet and get united. This already makes the spot very special.

First we visit the Bangli springs

First we visit the Bangli springs

We first entered the Bangli-part of the river and stopped at different fountains to pray, bathe in the holy water and drink from it.

The water carved its way through the rocks

The water carved its way through the rocks

The atmosphere was so special. You could almost feel the presence of spirits.

It's very nice to get purified here

It’s very nice to get purified here

The temple guide told us exactly what to do where and how to do it.

The rock is holy, too

The rock is holy, too

We also came across an amazingly big rock which was holy, too. The guard explained that the gods had thrown it there and it really seemed as if this rock hadn’t its origins there.

We walk along the small rivers

We walk along the small rivers

We continued walking through the river until we came to a waterfall which was the top purification site for the Bangli-water.

That's the top waterfall on the Bangli springs

That’s the top waterfall on the Bangli springs

It was very nice to bathe in the holy waters. They had a very refreshing and purifying effect.

It was very nice to bathe in the holy water

It was very nice to bathe in the holy water

One after another, we prayed inside the waterfall’s basin and then bathed under the waterfall.

This one is the top waterfall on the Gianyar springs

This one is the top waterfall on the Gianyar springs

Then, we also continued to the Gianyar-side of the water where other waterfalls awaited us. To reach the top one here, we even had to squeeze throught a small natural stone tunnel. What an experience!

What an amazing experience!

What an amazing experience!

In total, there were more than 15 different holy springs inside this temple and – believe it or not – each of them had a different temperature, a different feel and a different taste…

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