UBUD ROYAL PALACE
Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Agung Ubud), one of the attraction in Ubud that you should visit. The Royal Palace in Ubud offered interesting and unique things to see during your holiday in Bali. Also, Ubud Royal Palace loved by many tourists who have a vacation in Ubud Bali. Therefore, many tour agencies offer tour package with visiting Puri Saren Palace Ubud listed on their tour itinerary.
Puri Saren Agung
All information about Puri Saren Agung ( Ubud Royal Palace ). So if you are interested in visiting the Ubud Royal Palace, please continue reading this page. We informed you regarding travel guide to Puri Saren Agung. The information you may have such as :
- Ubud Short History.
- Royal Palace history in Ubud.
- Ubud Tourism History.
- Puri Saren Agung Ubud General information.
- Map location of Puri Saren Agung.
- Ubud Royal Palace Entrance Fee, Opening Hour, Dance Schedule & Dress Code.
Ubud Short History
The history of Ubud seen from the beginning of the 8th century, because of a historical record was written on the palm leaves, which is telling the saint of Hindu originators from India. He is named Rsi Markandeya.
Before visiting the island of Bali, Rsi Markandeya first visited the island of Java. While Rsi Markandeya was in Java, he got revelation, which at the foot of Mount Agung Besakih Bali, there are five kinds of metal with extraordinary magical power. Currently, the location of five types of metal with remarkable magical power is the site of the largest temple in Bali, which is called Pura Besakih.
Puri Saren Agung & Rsi Markandeya Influence
When Rsi Markandeya was visiting Bali, he feels a great energy in the area of Campuhan Ubud which is currently the location of Gunung Lebah Temple. While he was in Bali, Rsi Markandeya also built several temples in other parts of Bali. Rsi Markandeya also introduced irrigation systems for agriculture in Bali with terracing systems. The agricultural system is still in use for rice farming in Bali. Therefore, when you have a tour in Bali, you will see plenty of rice terraces. For your information, if you want to see a large area of rice field in Bali with platforms system you should visit:
- Jatiluwih village at Tabanan regency.
- Tegalalang rice terrace in Ubud.
In addition to the irrigation system teaching, Rsi Markandeya also teaches regarding the Banjar system (the Balinese local community organization system), which is responsible for religion and local customs activities. Until now the Banjar system is still in use in all areas of Bali.
Since the 8th century, when Rsi Markandeya declared the existence of the divine and high energy in the area of Campuhan Ubud until now Campuhan Ubud area is highly respected by Balinese people for its spiritual power. The name of Ubud comes from the word “Ubad” (Balinese language) which means medicine. Due to during that time, around the area of Campuhan Ubud, were found many medicinal plants for traditional medical treatment.
Ubud Royal Palace History
During the time of Majapahit Kingdom collapsed which is in the 15th century, there was a massive migration from Javanese nobles from Java to Bali island. Then the Javanese noble creates the Gelgel Kingdom in Klungkung district, a small district located in the southeastern part of Bali island.
In the 17th century, Gelgel kingdom spread the power and regional expansion to other places in Bali and created small royal palace, one of them is Sukawati royal palace.
The Gelgel Kingdom sent their prince to the village area of Sukawati. To build a royal palace with incredible architectural beauty to be intended for power in the Gianyar region. During the Sukawati royal palace construction, many Balinese artists sent to the Sukawati area, to assist the castle construction. After the building of the castle in Sukawati completed, many of the artists chose to stay in Sukawati. Therefore, until now, Sukawati area became the center of beautiful art in Bali. Such as dance, painting, sculpture, Balinese art music.
Puri Saren Agung & Sukawati Kingdom
After succeeding in building a Sukawati palace at the end of the 17th century. Sukawati King sent his warriors, lead by his two brothers to secure Ubud’s area from constant conflict. The conflict that occurred in Ubud at the end of the 17th century is between two cousins. One in the area of Padang Tegal Ubud. The other one is in the Ubud Park area, which is located in the north area Padang Tegal Ubud.
Sukawati King brother his name is Tjokorde Ngurah Tabanan, who sent to Peliatan area of Ubud. Another brother who is Tjokorde Tangkeban sent to Sambahan Ubud.
The two brothers of the King Sukawati then built the palace in their respective destination with the aim of securing the area of Ubud. After Tjokorde Ngurah Tabanan who established the kingdom in Peliatan Ubud, then Tjokorde Ngurah Tabanan with the help of King Mengwi, fills the area of Ubud with residents. With the growing number of residents in Ubud, the Ubud economy began to grow.
Puri Saren Agung & Dutch Colonial
In the 19th century, the Dutch colonial began to enter the island of Bali. Some kingdoms, for example, the kingdom of Mengwi, feel unhappy about the Dutch presence in their area. Dutch ingenuity capable of provoking old enemies of the realm of Mengwi, to make alliances to attack the kingdom of Mengwi. Because many enemies attacked the kingdom of Mengwi, the Mengwi Empire suffered a lethargic fatigue, which caused their territory to be divided by the royal alliance kingdom.
Finally, the Dutch government began to interfere in Bali political affairs in the early 19th century. By attacking the kingdoms of Badung, the kingdom of Buleleng and the kingdom of Klungkung. The great battle ensued, this war in Bali better known by the name Puputan.
In the early 21st century under the rule of Tjokorde Gede Raka Sukawati. The area of Ubud became the branch area of Sukawati. In 1981, Ubud became a sub district of Gianyar regency. By enclosing the areas of Tegallalang, Peliatan, Mas and Kedewatan villages.
Ubud Tourism History
In the early 1930s, many foreign tourists came to Bali, mainly visiting the area of Ubud. Why only in Ubud? Due to the language ability of Tjokorde Gede Agung Sukawati who ruled Ubud (Raja Sukawati’s brother – Tjokorde Gede Raka Sukawati) in English and Dutch. Also, capacity and knowledge of Ubud King on running a business, by build guest houses for tourists to stay in Ubud.
King Sukawati (brother of Ubud King) have a significant role in Ubud tourism development. King Sukawati invited Walter Spiers (painter) to live in Ubud.
Walter Spiers create a trend and influence other foreign artists to stay in Ubud through his painting. During arts exhibition abroad, the paintings reimagined depicts life in Ubud. Therefore, Ubud becomes famous worldwide.
Tjokorde Gede Agung (king of Ubud), Walter Spies and Rudolf Bonnet create a painting Association. As well with the help of as several local artists named Pita Maha. The aim of this painting Association is to unite Balinese artists and to teach arts painting to young people in the Ubud area. Therefore, until now, Ubud Bali became the center the art museum in Bali. Art museums in Ubud such as:
- Arma Museum Ubud.
- Puri Lukisan Museum Ubud.
Puri Saren Agung (Ubud Royal Palace) General Information
The residence of Ubud King (Tjokorde Gede Agung Sukawati) and Ubud royal family named as Puri Saren Agung Ubud.
Currently, Ubud Royal Palace has become a tourist destination. Almost every night in Ubud Royal Palace held Balinese dance performances, such as Barong Ubud dance and Legong. Across the road of Puri Ubud Royal palace is Ubud Art market, good restaurants and traditional shop around it. There is also a small food stall serve a typical Balinese culinary, which is suckling pig. The name of the food stall is Babi Guling Ibu Oka Ubud.
Ubud Royal Palace Location
The location of Puri Saren Agung is in the center of Ubud. Therefore, if you need to see the map location of Puri Saren Agung, please use below Google Map.
So there are many taxi services to get around Ubud. For those of you who do not stay at one of the hotels in Ubud and plan to tour Ubud, there are several transportation options that you can choose to tour the attractions of Ubud. Here are the choices.
1.Using a Motorcycle
For cost-effective transportation options, you can use a motorcycle. There are many motorbike rental services in Bali with a range of motorbike rental prices of around Rp 100,000 – Rp 200,000 / 24 hours a day
2. Looking for Car Rental Services with driver or without driver in Bali Ubud Car Rental
By renting a car + driver in Bali, it will be very easy for you to travel from one tourist spot in Bali to another. Without thinking about finding a parking space, looking for shortcuts, and thinking about road congestion.
In the area of the tourist attraction of Ubud, there is very rarely a car park available. Most people park on the side of the highway and are very often full. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you find a car rental service provider in Bali with a driver.
3. Buy a Cheap Tour Package in Bali with great reviews UBUD TAXI
Because Ubud is very famous and gets very high demand from tourists so a lot of travel business providers that provide Ubud tour packages. The advantages of buying cheap tour packages in Bali with the Ubud route, you get the advantages of car rental services with drivers. Besides that, your tour schedule will be planned and directed and your holiday budget in Bali will be planned.
Read here, “the best and cheapest ATV & Water Rafting in Ubud” >>> ATV & Ubud Water Rafting
Ubud Royal Palace Entrance Fee
Ubud Royal Palace Entrance Fee is free or no cost. All visitors are welcome to enter the Ubud Royal Palace without an entrance fee. The following is a table of ticket attractions in Ubud Royal Palace.
|Ubud Palace Tikets
Ubud Palace Opening Hours
The Ubud Royal Palace is open everyday from 07.00 am to 06.00 pm.
Ubud Palace Dance Schedule
Ubud dance schedule is performed everyday start from 7.30 pm. The following table of traditional dance schedule and ticket of Ubud Royal Palace
Ubud dances in the evening is one of the most popular attractions in Bali, Indonesia. Below is all the schedule of the dance performances in Ubud. >> Ubud dance attraction schedules.
Ubud Palace Dress Code
Ubud Palace Day Tour
Ubud Palace day tour and interesting places to be visited around Ubud. This tour will begin with the hotel pickup at 9:00 a.m. The places will be visiting during this tour such as Balinese coffee Plantation Luwak, Bali swing Ubud, Tegalalang rice terrace, Tegenungan waterfall and Ubud Palace
Bali Coffee Plantation is a product that is processed by Balinese coffee farmers in a traditional way. A new experience to process and utilize natural wealth and learn about the most unique coffee making processes that will change your knowledge of coffee and tea.
Tegenungan Waterfall is located in the village of Tegenungan Kemenuh, Sukawati sub-district, Gianyar regency. This tourist attraction offers a cool atmosphere and the beauty of panoramic views. The location of Tegenungan waterfall is very easy to reach by car with a distance of 15 minutes from the city of Ubud.