Mumbul bathing pool, Offer fresh water merged with spiritual tourism

Mumbul bathing pool, Offer fresh water merged with spiritual tourism

Tourist destinations in Buleleng district do not only offer both natural and cultural beauty, but also a lot of spiritual tourism. One of them is Mumbul bathing pool located at Munduk hamlet, Anturan, Buleleng district. Water in this large pool is very fresh and quite suitable for those that would like to have relaxation. Finding

Tourist destinations in Buleleng district do not only offer both natural and cultural beauty, but also a lot of spiritual tourism. One of them is Mumbul bathing pool located at Munduk hamlet, Anturan, Buleleng district. Water in this large pool is very fresh and quite suitable for those that would like to have relaxation.

Finding this pool is not so difficult. It is situated around the Singaraja-Gilimanuk road section, precisely behind the campus of Mapindo Singaraja. It can be reached by motorcycles, and cars. Parking lot prepared is also very wide. In the meantime, the bathing pool managed by Anturan customary village in cooperation with the Anturan administrative village is also equipped with public facilities such as toilet and tents. Besides, it is also equipped with a tavern or cafe shop like in other tourist attractions.

Although the pool is not too spacious, visitors are guaranteed not to be disappointed because the water temperature is fresh enough to give a sensation of its own.

Chief of Anturan customary village, Ketut Mangku, said the pool has existed from time immemorial. At its surrounding, there are 11 springs located separately on the area of 800 square meters, starting from the innermost courtyard of Ayu Taman Temple, middle courtyard of the temple to springs of the swimming pool. “The arrangement of the bathing place was started last March,” he said, not long ago.

This also offers a place of malukat or purificatory rite. Before trying, all the pilgrims are required to perform a special ritual because it is in a sanctified area, namely in the middle courtyard of the Ayu Taman Temple.

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The coolest water sensation is under the banyan tree located in the innermost courtyard of Ayu Taman Temple, but this place cannot be entered carelessly. It is intended for holy activities such as invoking holy water for ngaben (cremation) ceremony or temple festival activities. “Before doing purificatory rite, at the outermost courtyard of the Ayu Taman Temple, the pilgrims must say prayers first,” said Mangku.

Mangku added that having purificatory rite at this spring is believed to be able to cure various diseases such as skin disease, allergies as well as others. “Soaking for 15 minutes will give sensation of having soaked our body in ice water,” he added. (kmb)



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