The Ubud Royal Palace is a beautiful site that offers visitors the chance to peak into royal life and experience some Balinese cultural performances. It is a major landmark for Ubud and is located on Jalan Raya Ubud, making it both convenient and easy-to-find.
Built in the early nineteenth century, Ubud Royal Palace has lovely architecture and fine décor. As might be expected, the beauty of the building is complemented by equally beautiful gardens and courtyards. The palace is truly named Puri Saren Ubud and is an important cultural site where many events and conferences are held.
Balinese dancing is often performed at Puri Saren by talented costumed dancers who bring creativity to this long tradition. The palace is the site of many such art performances and exhibits. The dances typically take place in the evening or at night, adding to their charm. These shows take place on a large stage surrounded by the beauty of the palace gates and sculptures. A gamelan orchestra contributes another artistic element to these fine performances. You can buy tickets to the programs at the palace a few hours before they begin.
Inside the palace itself, the front rooms are open for walking tours and visitors are free to take as many pictures as they would like. The furnishings and architecture are as gorgeous as the fine pavilions. Guides are available to answer questions and provide guidance.
Once you reach Ubud, the palace is easy to access. Those arriving from Denpasar can expect to drive about an hour before reaching Ubud. Not far away are the town’s many other attractions including shops and the monkey forest.