Lying amidst an incandescent serenity, Pura Rambut Siwi is yet another famous and alluring temple in Bali, located on the west coast, to the east of Yeh Embang Village. The temple situated around 10 km away from Negara is easily accessible by car or motorcycles. Locals, as well as tourists, come here aplenty to worship the deity every day.
The main part of the temple is perched on a cliff bank which provides an exuberant visual of the Indian Ocean, spreading so beautifully across the island. There is a representative temple building set beside the main road that goes from Denpasar to Gilimanuk.
History of the Temple: The birth of the temple is believed to happen with the arrival of Danghyang Nirartha in Bali. There is a saying that the sage protected a village from an epidemic and as a token of protection he handed over his hair to the villagers and left. The name of this temple also has a significant meaning relating to this sage’s hair.
Structure of the temple: Since the main structure is located on a cliff, one can reach there only by climbing up some stairs that lead to an entrance without roof. Inside the temple, there are shrines and places to worship and you can enjoy the enticing beauty of the ocean very well.
Highlight: This is one of the biggest temple in Bali and the unspoilt surrounding exhibits tropical rainforests and tiny villages. A variety of endemic species of Bali can be seen in the premises. The temple is to protect the harsh influence of the sea and thus guard the villages, as the natives believe and this is the one of the major water temples on the island.
Location: The temple is located in Yeh Embang Kangin countryside in Jembrana regency. It would take a drive of 2 hours 30 minutes from Denpasar town to the west of Bali or 45 minutes from Negara town.