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Balinese Kids in the Sacred Pool at Pura Tirta Empul Temple

In the beautiful island of Bali, Tirta Empul was built on the site of a fresh water spring. Its water is said to be holy and to have a special cleansing effect on those who wash in it. After making an offering, visitors can come for a cleansing, to worship and pray at the temple. Balinese people from all over the island visit the temple for purification and to collect holy spring water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Bali, Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Alma Daponte