UBUD PALACES & TEMPLES
These will be available based on Hindus ceremonial days, please contact our Guest Relations for further information.
Remember these are serious occasions and the following rules should apply :
- Wear sarong & sash (please wear proper sarong which is provided in your villa and kindly contact our Guest Relation for sash lending).
- Females are not allowed to attend these activities or visit any temple during menstruation period.
- Do not walk in front of people praying
- Do not use flash camera to photograph during people praying
- Do not point your camera into face of the Priest
- Do not sit higher than the priest
At cremation ceremonies, do not get in the way of the attendees under any circumstances.
Puri Saren Agung is the central palace where the public dance performances are held. Located at the northeast corner of the central cross-roads, it's pretty hard to miss. It was the home of the last "king" of Ubud, and now his descendants live there. It is essentially the "father palace" of the other Ubud palaces, which are more or less its "spinoffs," built as the family extended. It was also Ubud's first hotel, opening its doors to paying visitors in the 1930s.Still operated as a small homestay style hotel. Parts of the gardens and some of the bales are quite grand and formal, with generous lashing of prada (gold leaf) applied to the carved woodwork.
Puri Saren Kangin is the eastern portion of Puri Saren (kangin means"east"), and is a private residence for several branches of the Ubud family. In front is Puri's Bar, which was a hip, relaxed hangout for Balinese and wandering bohemians in the early eighties.
Pura Saren Kauh Kauh means "west," and accordingly, this is the incidental portion of the palace. There are accommodations within this part of the palace, too, but they are accessed via the reception desk for Puri Saren Agung.
Puri Kantor is across Jalan Suweta from PuriSaren, with a forecourt which has become a parking lot for some of the family's vintage autos. There are a couple cafes, and Banyan Tree Bungalows attached to Puri Kantor. An espresso bar affiliated with the palace will be opening soon, just a few paces north of the main gate in Jalan Suweta. Kantor means "office," and according to the heads of the resident family, the name was given in jest, in reference to a "pagoda" which once towered in the middle of a big pond where Puri Kantor Sosrobahu now stands. As Ubud was a rather modest village at the time, this multi-storey edifice reminded locals of nothing so much as an office building.
Puri Kawan is a private house behind Ary'sWarung, which used to offer public accommodation. It is now the quiet residence of the proprietors of Ary's and its various offshoots. Kawan (sometimes spelled kauhan), means "western," reflecting the fact that this palace is west of the centre of town.
Puri Saraswati is across the street from Tino's drugstore in Jalan Raya. It is the home of a branch of the Ubud royal family, where they run a bungalow-style hotel with a swimming pool. In front they also operate Cafe Lotus, Lotus Studios (a high-end shop), and Mumbul's Restaurant. In the back they have a huge lotus pond and a temple dedicated to DewiSaraswati, the divine embodiment of learning, arts and literature. You can't miss the enormous, elaborate stone sign, with its brilliant-white, pseudo-classical statue of Saraswati herself standing proudly on top. CokWah, who operates the business is an avid bird fancier, a ham radio operator, and he collects various extraordinary vehicles.
Puri Anyar is a little way up Jalan Suweta on the east side of the street. Cafe Anyar sits in front, and a few expatriates, who are acquainted with the family, including a notorious painter, live inside.
SPORT & ADVENTURES
- Down Hill Cycling
- Private Tour
- White Water Rafting
- Elephant Safari Tour
- Safari Marine Park
- Bali Bird Park
- Kokokan Village Tour
- Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Jl. Raya Ubud
Open daily, 8am - 4pm
AgungRai Museum of Art
Open daily, 9am - 6pm
The Blanco Renaissance Museum
Open daily, 9am - 5pm
Neka Art Museum
Jl. Raya Campuan
Open daily, 8am - 5pm
Jl. CokRai Pudak, Peliatan
Open daily, 9am - 5pm
Open daily, 9am - 5pm
Wood Carving Museum
The village is the center for Sandstone sculptors, many Sandstone Sculpture are stored in the shops along the street. The place of performance of Barong and Keris Dance
The capital city of Gianyar district with the old residence of the former Raja of Gianyar.
The village is the center of gold and silver craft with art shops along the street
The home of talented wood carvers or shopping area for wood carvings
The village of the egg painting workers and where Balinese old houses can be found.
The village of the artist / painters. Famous among visitors from various countries for Museum of painting "PuriLukisan" and country side living.
Well known for The Holy Spring Temple (TirtaEmpul Temple) with State Palace on the upper land. TirtaEmpul Temple is a temple of purification, where the people purify themselves and carry out purification ceremony.
The center of Palm leaf and Bamboo handicrafts.
Ancient hermitage with a Ganesa statue inside, often called The Elephant Cave.
Art market with wide selection of artworks at reasonable prices.
Ancient memorial of the Balinese rules, carved on a solid rock in beautiful surroundings.
Ancient temples and statues will be founded along the street. One of the temples is PenataranSasih Temple.
Famous rice terraces in Ubud area