Every day, visitors line up to drink from one of those three streams. Some folks will return until they have drunk from all three streams. Depending on who you talk to, the three streams represent love, health and fortune. Others say it is ‘holy water’ which will aid one’s spirituality. A few critics claim it is only water, and a gimmick to attract tourists. However, the stream existed and was admired long before the tourist boom of the 20th century, and innumerous monks have sung sutras, prayed and worshipped here at Kiyomizu-dera. Today the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.