Located in Ubud, this must-visit tourist destination that later named as Ubud Royal Palace is such a beautiful site where million people make a halt for pleasure per year. No wonder that there are many travel agencies that always offer special package about the tour itinerary to this site. As you plan to visit this beautiful site, you will be provided with the story behind it with the traditional architecture depicting the life in ancient times.
Broadly known as Puri Saren Ubud, the Ubud Royal Palace, in situated in the main street of Ubud, Gianyar regency, Bali. With the traditional houses inside the palace where it was used to be the house of the king, this palace does represent the identity of the Ubud villagers. In addition, this site is also used to be the venue where the function is held among the locals.
Where is it located?
If you want to visit Ubud Royal Palace, it is obliged to know that this beautiful and historical site is situated in the intersection at Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud village, Gianyar Regency. To get this tourist attraction, you can have 35 minutes drive from the capital of Bali or approximately around 22 km. due to its strategic location and the location which is quite close to the main road, both locals and foreigners do not find any difficulty to reach the site.
History behind Ubud Royal Palace
Dating back in some years ago, story about Puri Saren Ubud dealt with its establishment in 1800 – 1823 under the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kendel who had so much concern on arts, cultures and dances. The discovery of Ubud started as Rsi Markaneya who did Hindu spiritual journey in 8th century.
In some centuries later, in 17th century, in precise, the rapid development of Bali caused the emergence of many palaces in Bali. One of them is Ubud Royal Palace that successfully attracts the foreign visitors since 1930s. It was big surprised that in the ancient time, as King Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukowati was capable of speaking English and Dutch, he then came to decision to develop the tourism business by building the Ubud Royal Palace which was officially launched at that time.
Since then, Ubud becomes the main attraction of arts, cultures and religious practices among the visitors.
What makes it beautiful?
Feudalism might be long forgotten, but in this case, locals living around Ubud Royal Palace still have so much respect on the maintenance of the royal heritage. It can be said that you will be amazed as you get into the palace, since you will be offered with the highly architectural palace with the decorations in the form of carvings that speak about the Balinese traditional style. The site used to be the residence of the king, but in today’s world, the Ubud Royal Palace is used to be the venue where the cultural performances such as Barong dance be performed for public.
If you like to learn more about the traditional culture of Bali and enjoy the beauty of Ubud Royal Palace, it is advisable to go Gianyar regency. For this tourist destination, you will be lucky enough since you are not charged at all and there is no dress code, since most visitors who come to this site wear the shorts and sandals. For the opening hours, you are encouraged to visit at 09.00 to 18.00.