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Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung)

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At the heart of Ubud, Puri Saren Agung, more popularly known as Ubud Palace, may not dominate the streetscape, but it certainly has a commanding presence within the community of Ubud.

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Sitting in a prime position at the intersection of Jalan Monkey Forest and Jalan Raya Ubud, opposite Ubud Market and slightly southeast of Pura Saraswati. The palace is the royal residence of the descendants of Ubud’s last official Raja, Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1910–1978).

One of the gates at Ubud Palace. Photo taken in or around Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung), Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

One of the gates at Ubud Palace. Photo: Sally Arnold

The Royal houses of the Ubud region were first brought into being in the 17th century when a rebellion in Bali’s then capital, Gelgel emerged with nine kingdoms, establishing the house of Sukawati, south of Ubud. After expansion into present-day Ubud’s outlaying areas with a series of battles and incursions (alleged to have deployed magical powers) by the late 1800s Ubud as a sovereignty was well established and had began to prosper, even then famed as an enclave ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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