The Ubud Palace is an old building complex in Bali with some fantastic carvings and courtyards.
Also known as Puri Saren Agung, this is an important historical landmark for the Balinese and it’s also very accessible, with some great spots for taking ‘Bali-esque’ cultural photos.
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The Ubud Palace
The Ubud Royal Palace, also known by its Indonesian name Puri Saren Agung, was an important building in the 1800s, when the top Balinese artists were flocking to Ubud to show off their skills.
Don’t expect something huge and grand like Buckingham Palace. This is more of a mini palace, and you could walk through the whole thing in 15 minutes.
Still, there’s a lot of great art and culture to soak up here, so take it slowly and pay attention to the details.
The walls and doorways have intricate frog-like demon faces carved into the stone, and there’s a door at the back of the courtyard with some of the best designs — gold winged flowers and stone monkey carvings.
The palace has a temple too (of course), but they don’t let tourists go inside, so you’ll have to settle with taking pics of the doorway from the outside.
Morning is the best time to visit Ubud Palace, because it gets pretty crowded with tourists by noon. The whole place is free to visit.
If you want to continue the cultural experience, there’s also a traditional Balinese dance performance held here at 7:30 PM every night, which lasts 1.5 hours and costs 100k Rupiah (~$7 USD).
Opening Hours & Entrance Fees
- Opening Hours: 7 AM – 5 PM daily
- Entrance Fee: Free
How To Get There
The Ubud Palace is located in the town center of Ubud, just a short walk from the Ubud market.
It’s a 5 minute walk from Ubud center, or a 1 hour drive from other areas in south Bali like Sanur, Canggu, and Kuta.
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