Puri Saren Palace
Puri Saren Palace
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Puri Saren Agung is the place where Ubud's long tradition of home stays all began, more than 80 years ago, when Bali first started to attract bohemian artists from around the world. Renting one of five traditional stone bungalows in the sumptuous royal courtyard is still quite an experience, and every night the palace comes alive with the sound of Gamelan music as Balinese dances are performed just across the wall from Puri Saren Agung.
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ADB000
Melbourne, Australia324 contributions
Mar 2023
Nice and quiet even though it is right on Jalan Raya Ubud across from Monkey Forest Road. It's a good place for a quiet wander and to take some nice pics of the old structures and carvings whilst getting to escape the hustle-bustle and touts on the main street of Ubud. It's free and not too crowded.
Written 3 March 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia931 contributions
Jun 2022
when border reopened,i came to Bali again,from end of May till mid of June,one day,when i waited for my driver to pick me up,i waited here.it is a landmark,so your driver wont miss you.cuz still earlier,i entered the palace again,took lots of pics,that time less crowded.but the palace still nothing special,cuz you cant go inside the prohibited areas.when i finished photos taking, i waited opposite the palace.there is a Bale. and a woman and a girl came to me, selling some souvenirs,i bought two bracelets from the woman, and a small fan from that girl. finally my driver came, then i left. there is a dance performance held in the palace almost every night, but this time i didnt watch any of them. maybe next time. if you come to ubud, dont forget to visit puri saren palace, it is one of a must-visit attractions in ubud.
Written 3 July 2022
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SerendipityIndia
New Delhi, India1,245 contributions
May 2022
Ubud palace is bang in city center and you can visit it for 5-10 minutes if you have time, but nothing special here. Good pics given it's very Hindu Balinese architecture but the grounds are very ok. I would rather recommend to go to Saraswati temple, which is a 1-2 minute walk from Ubud palace.
Written 30 May 2022
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
Nov 2019
As part of our tour through Ubud, we found ourselves deep in the commercial end of town (by the Monkey Forest) which is where the Puri Saren Royal Palace lies. If you didn’t know this was where the royal family spent some of their time, you wouldn’t be the only one; the palace itself seems fairly innocuous when compared to the likes of the temples and traditional family houses you see casually around Bali.
Whilst this may seem to make the royal family that bit more relatable to the average local, in all honesty it was just more of the same that we had come to expect from the temples of Ubud. That was not to say the palace wasn’t an aesthetic marvel, more that the style of Balinese architecture that we had seen throughout our travels in Ubud is itself incredible and this was, at the risk of repeating myself, just more of that.
Not an essential stop by any means, but if you want more of that Balinese architectural goodness then you can easily fit it into your schedule.
Written 7 September 2020
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Samantha F
Ballarat, Australia1,196 contributions
Mar 2020
When you hear "Ubud Palce", you're expecting something magical and grand. Don't expect this to be like Buckingham Palace. I had read up about the history of the palace before I came, this was lucky because unless you have a tour guide, there isn't much facts about the past.
It is free entry. And there is only a few courtyards and that's it. You can't go into some sacred areas. It can be a quick walk around.

If you're looking at getting some good photos, i suggest visiting first thing in the morning, as there is always crowds.
Written 8 March 2020
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Ruben R Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico1,878 contributions
Apr 2019
The feeling of a palace or a traditional landmark is a bit lost... maybe because it is located at downtown and the "modern" city is growing around it.
Written 26 February 2020
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lukdojo
New York City, NY145 contributions
Jan 2020
It's an important landmark and free to enter. There are locals dancing on the stage for practice when we were there during the day which was cute to see.

If you're in Ubud, you should come snap a picture but don't expect much of a "palace"
Written 29 January 2020
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KatieLondon130
London, UK160 contributions
Sep 2019
Came here in the day time to walk around. It's totally free and we took some nice photos. Not far down the road there's a temple, so we went there for an hour or so then came back here for the traditional Balinese dance performance in the evening, which wasn't very expensive (I think about £5) and was very fun.
Written 31 October 2019
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Chuck B
Steilacoom, WA813 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Any faults in this lovely Palace are more due to the carnival atmosphere and busy location. Everything here is clean and bright, maybe too much so, as some of the empty, older not-so-kept-up places that abound in and around Ubud. No point in complaining about the hordes of tourists snapping selfies when you are one of them. If you want to experience quiet and sanctity, walk away from the crowds.
Written 25 October 2019
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Rahul2604
Muzaffarpur District, India30,729 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Situated at centre of Ubud,it was once palace of royals,as all Balinese temple/palace not all area are accessible but whatever is available is worth,no entry ticket.
Written 19 October 2019
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