Puri Saren Palace

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Puri Saren Palace
3.5
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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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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, Australia1,170 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, Mexico1,872 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, UK144 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, India29,473 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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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA8,481 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Centrally located in the center of town, it is one of the most visited place in Ubud. A place for culture, arts, dance and literature. The front section is open free to the public. Featuring well preserved Balinese architecture and a charming garden setting. Best known to view traditional dance performances.
Written 18 October 2019
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Piyush Thakur
Pune, India2,553 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Though this place is centrally located but there is nothing much inside. There is no entry fee because there is nothing. We heard that there is some dance performance happening in the palace but ewe didn't opt for it

Even if you are in Ubud Central, you can avoid this
Written 12 October 2019
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KarenMChelmsford
Folkestone, UK147 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
In the centre of Ubud

Free entrance

No information inside so maximum half hour required for the visit - so long as there’ll be plenty of people wanting to get that ‘perfect photo’ which is a Bali tourist theme

There are traditional Balinese dance shoes in the evening, 100k, lasting 90 minutes but you need to get there early to get a good seat
Written 30 September 2019
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