For over 1000 years, Balinese people have been coming to Tirtha Empul – Temple of Holy Water – near the village of Tampak Siring. Legend goes that the god Indra created a spring here to help his troops who’d been poisoned by Mayadanawa, piercing the ground with a spear to make a fountain of immortality. The temples were built here in 926 AD and since then worshipers have been coming to bathe in the sacred waters. People travel from across Bali to worship here and on festival days it’s packed full. You start by making an offering at the temple, then climb into the main pool, which is filled from the spring by 15 fountains, each with a different function – from cleansing evil spirits to being an antidote to poison.