Historic Bali : Ubud Royal Palace

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Published on July 26, 2018 | Accommodation, Activities, Bali Style, Culture, Hotel

Want to add a royal touch to your holiday? Visit Ubud Royal Palace for a little magic on your next trip to Ubud.

The Ubud Royal Palace is a major landmark in the Ubud area. It is located right in the town centre. On the busiest intersection right by the main road. The Ubud Art Market along with some of the most popular restaurants and shops. They are just minutes away from the Ubud Royal Palace on foot. The ancient Ubud Monkey Forest is also just a few minutes drive away.

Ubud Royal Palace

source : Ubud Palace

Visitors are welcomed to visit parts of the Ubud Royal Palace. Entry is free and if you wish to keep it interesting. You could hire a guide who will be able to explain the palace’s history and features to you. Some points of interests would include a short history of Ubud and the Ubud Palace. Tourism in Ubud and other Ubud-related information. In the evenings, cultural performances and dances are held at the palace accompanied by a full Gamelan orchestra. Tickets to these performances are sold in the afternoon.

These performances, which usually starts at 7.30pm every evening are incredibly spectacular. When paired with the exotic palace backdrop, is a definite don’t miss. If you’re not sure on how to find these tickets, just ask around – someone will be able to help point you in the right direction. The palace hosts different types of Balinese dances for every night of the week. Ticket prices going for IDR 100,000 per person.

Originally built in the 1800s by the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel. The Ubud Palace, which is also known as Puri Saren, is a must-visit on any tour itinerary to the Ubud area. Puri means “royal palace” in the local language, and houses the Balinese royalties and their families. In addition to the nightly cultural performances, the Ubud Royal Palace also hosts international events and acts as a culture repository for the Balinese arts, dance and literature.

Ubud Royal Palace


If you’re visiting at the Ubud Royal Palace and feeling hungry, do try the traditional Balinese delicacy. Suckling Pig or Babi Guling at a local warung located right across the street called Babi Guling Ibu Oka Ubud. A traditional Balinese meal such as this would be perfect to complete your trip to Ubud, the centre of culture and arts in Bali.

Planning a trip to Bali soon? Why not stay at the Mara River Safari Lodge, located just 40 minutes away from Ubud for a unique holiday experience with Safari-inspired ambience and accommodation.