Puri Saren Agung, Ubud Royal Palace

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Puri Saren Agung, Ubud Royal Palace Reviews

andrejav andrejav
647 reviews
Ubud Palace Jul 20, 2013
Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) is in the center of the Ubud town, on the busiest intersection across the traditional market. The best thing about it is ease of getting there and it is free of charge. You can’t go everywhere, but few small squares have beautiful carvings and statues. Across the street they have large meeting auditorium where they held meetings and shows. Watch for the small signs that worn you not to go in the path because kings family still lives in the complex. It is nice to see earlier in the morning when there is no buses stopping and bringing people.
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katup katup
7 reviews
Jul 19, 2007
This is a beautiful old palace where the grounds are beautifully kept, with the old stone gateways and statues wearing the familiar checkered cloth.

Puri Saren Agung is located in the center of Ubud on the Ubud Main Road, across Ubud Market, at the end of Monkey Forest Road in the north. Puri Saren Agung also know an the Ubud palace.

It was the home of the last king of Ubud, and now his descendants live there. It is essentially the father palace of the other Ubud palaces, which are more or less its spinoffs, built as the family extended.

Visitors are welcome in the ornate inner courtyards of the puri to see the orate thatched bale furnished with Dutch-era armchairs and to inspect numerous colonial-era photographs of the extended royal clan.

Evening dance performances are held in the courtyard, and it is by far the best and most dramatic setting for these in Ubud.

From the late 19th century to the mid-1940s, Puri Saren Ubud was the seat for the local ruler. It's a series of elegant and well-preserved pavilions, many of them decorated incongruously with colonial-era European furniture.

Puri Saren Agung was also Ubud's first hotel, opening its doors to paying visitors in the 1930s. Still operated as a small homestay style hotel. Parts of the gardens and some of the bales are quite grand and formal, with generous lashing of prada (gold leaf) applied to the carved woodwork.
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