The Holy Water Temple & Tegalalang Rice Terrace


So as it turns out, spending a month in Bali (like originally planned) was hardly enough time to spend here. During our time in Ubud, we discovered just how much there is to do here. Thankfully, we have the freedom to stay longer in places we really have a connection with. We decided we weren’t ready to leave this town quite yet. The jungle-rich vibe here is so beautiful. We have met some great friends, and continue to find out from locals how much more exciting stuff there is to do here. We did a lot more temple exploring, and went to see the breath taking Tegalalang Rice Terrace here in Ubud. So far, the Tegalalang Rice Terrace has been my hands-down most favorite landscape scenery.

Beautiful temples all around Ubud
Pura Tirta Empul- otherwise known as the Holy Water Temple. How cute are we in our Sarongs ๐Ÿ™‚

The Pura Tirta Empul which is known as the Holy Water Temple is where the Balinese Hindu’s go for ritual purification. This was a great experience because it gives a very raw and authentic picture of the rituals they practice here. I think it’s so important to show appreciation to the locals for allowing tourists from all over the world with all different religions to be a part of this experience with them.

Alex and Dima took the opportunity to bathe in the Holy Water Springs.
Pure happiness in those eyes ๐Ÿ™‚
Alex taking all the holy in.
Daily offerings at the Holy Water Temple known as Canang Sari are made to thank and praise the God’s.

The Canang Sari are made from bamboo and are typically decorated with local flowers, rice, and incense. They ย are seen all over Bali in houses, restaurants, temples, hotels etc.ย ย When the offerings are placed above the ground, it is intended for the Gods. When they are placed on the ground they are intended to appease the demons. The Balinese Hindu’s believe that there must be a balance between good and evil, as one cannot exist without the other. Thus, offerings are made to both entities.

Candidly hanging out with Dima & Kate ๐Ÿ™‚
You can always count on a market following the temples lol
Working and napping? Where do I apply!?

Alex taking a little bath at an ancient temple
Hey bro, welcome to my temple.
I love my sarong, so I had to model it obviously.
Hiding out in the rice terrace

I couldn’t get enough of the Tegalalang Rice Terrace
I cant tell you how much I love everything about this photo.
My Happy Place.
I hope you guys feel as mesmerized by this as I do.
Just on a little rice trek with Dima and Kate ๐Ÿ™‚
Happiest kiddos in the world



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  1. WOW! I got lost in these pictures for a few minutes…aside from the fact you look absolutely gorgeous, pictures are mesmerizing!

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