Pura Ulun Siwi Or Ulun Siwi Temple
Besides the beautiful white sands beaches, Jimbaran has much to offer including few outstanding temples and sacred places. Pura Ulun Siwi is one ethnic and conventional temple located in Jimbaran provides you with a remarkable introduction to Indonesian culture and customs. The temple was constructed in the 18th century and has a rich history. The temple is located in the mountainous area of Bali, therefore, it is a lot cooler which makes this a great place to visit on a typical hot Bali day.
The temple is unusual or more precisely unique relatively other temples in Bali. Most of the temple in Bali is south facing, Pura Ulun Siwi faces to the east and earnest locals pray facing. The main entrance is made from coral stone and not the conventional brick stones that also set this temple apart. Another unique fact about this temple is that it only has two courtyards as opposed to the three that are a characteristic of Balinese Hindu Temples
One of the most interesting things about the temple is that it is said to have sacred waters that repel insects and rats, and many locals come here to take the waters and use it at their homes or offices. While visiting Pura Ulun Siwi makes sure to dress modestly. Visitors must ensure that they wear a sarong to cover knees and ankles and also make sure that shoulders and midriffs are covered.