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UBUD ROYAL PALACE (Puri Saren Ubud) – An Art & Cultural Repository + Classical Dance Show

UBUD PALACE

– All Details to Know About Ubud Palace –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT UBUD PALACE?

POPULAR PALACE
You will visit the popular palace in Ubud.
Located in the downtown of Ubud.

FREE ENTRY 
No need to pay to enter the area.
Free scooter parking also.

CLASSICAL BALI SHOW
Classical bali performance in the evening.
Accompanied by classical balinese music instrument.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud market, Saraswati temple, Campuhan ridge walk.
You combine to visit those places.

UBUD ROYAL PALACE

WHAT IS UBUD PALACE?

DESCRIPTION:

Ubud royal Palace  is a royal complex which is located in the heart of Ubud. The local people called it as ‘Puri Saren’. This place also known as ‘0 km of Ubud’.

A DECORATION ON THE WALL IN UBUD PALACE

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT UBUD PALACE?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
8.00 AM – 9.00 PM.

EVENING BALI DANCE SHOW:
Start: 7.30 PM.

*) If you want to get best position/seat, you have arrive on 7.00 PM.

HOW MUCH IS THE UBUD PALACE ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRY FEE:
Free.

BALI DANCE SHOW FEE:
IDR 100K.

*) If you want to get cheaper price of bali dance show, you can walk to the west and find Saraswati temple. The price is IDR 80K only and has good performance too.

THE THRONE BEFORE AND AFTER REPAINT

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WHERE IS UBUD PALACE LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa):
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 26 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or few minutes walking.
About 37 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 39 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

MAP OF UBUD PALACE:

HOW TO GET TO UBUD PALACE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
If you stay in Ubud area you can just walk to reach this place.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From DENPASAR :
Please to reach  ‘Pesanggaran’ or ‘Pedungan’ Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte first.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

Other option: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR ? + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

NICE DECORATIVE PLANTS

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are many cafe around Ubud royal palace.

PARKING FEE:
FREE (Scooter)

*) For the scooter you can parking nearby. But, for the car you need to go to Ubud central parking (Parkir Umum Ubud). It’s 450 meter north of Ubud palace or 2 minutes walking.

UBUD PALACE IN THE NIGHT

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BALINESE DANCE SHOW:

The classical balinese dance evening show start on 7.30 PM. The ticket price is IDR 100K per pax. It’s in the west of Ubud Royal Palace because the Ubud Palace under renovation. Better you arrive on 7.00 PM to get best seat position.

*) Update info: the renovation finished. So, now you can see the bali dance show at Ubud palace in the evening.

Legong dance:
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. IDR 100K per pax.

Barong & Rangda dance:
Every Wednesday & Friday. IDR 100K per pax.

*) If raining the bali dance show usually moved to the west of Ubud palace across the street. It’s indoor stage.

BALI CLASSICAL DANCE SHOW AT UBUD PALACE:

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*) Every evening they perform balinese dance show on 7.30 PM. The dancer group always changing in every each show.

**) If Ubud palace has celebration or ceremony the bali dance show usually moved to the west of Ubud palace across the street. It’s indoor stage.

A NEW BUILDING IN UBUD PALACE

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*) This building established in order to held royal wedding party on October 10th, 2018. This place used to put Balinese music instrument that played along the day on the wedding party.

WATCH THE UBUD ROYAL PALACE FROM VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR UBUD ROYAL PALACE:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Ubud:

1. Ubud market.
2. Saraswati temple.
3. Puri Lukisan Painting museum.
4. 9 Angels Vegetarian restaurant.
5. Campuhan ridge walk.
6. Antonio Blanco painting museum.
7. Ubud monkey forest.
8. Seven Places of Bali Dance Show in Ubud

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 2 itinerary.

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4 thoughts on “UBUD ROYAL PALACE (Puri Saren Ubud) – An Art & Cultural Repository + Classical Dance Show

  1. Stela

    Small but mighty!! It is really beautiful and if you pass by during a time of ceremony you can see many locals dressed in their traditional clothing, which is an experience on its own.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Well, it’s big place actually and it’s a royal palace.
      It should has wide area and luxurious building.
      But, the area that can be entered by traveler is just small.

      Oh, i love when the Bali women dressed in the traditional clothes.
      So colorful and looks so exotic.

  2. Christine

    I’m kinda confused with this:

    The classical balinese dance evening show start on 7.30 AM. The ticket price is IDR 100K per pax. It’s in the west of Ubud Royal Palace because the Ubud Palace under renovation. Better you arrive on 7.00 AM to get best seat position.


    Please change it to 7:30PM and then the guests should arrive at 7:00PM, not AM coz it might also confuse others who will read this. Thank you! 🙂

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Thank you for the update information, Christine. I really appreciated it.

      Yes, i typed wrong, it should be on 7.30 PM. Not 7.30 AM.

      A few days ago i visited Ubud palace, March 18th, 2018, the Ubud palace held the balinese dance show. So, it means the renovation was finished. So, now you can see the bali dance show in the evening on 7.30 PM.

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