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Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) is a palace built in beautiful Balinese traditional style, once a residence of the king of Ubud. The palace was founded by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel, ruler of the region between 1800 and 1823. It is set behind the traditional art market where you can experience local crafts.
1. What to see
Sights of the palace include: open air meeting room, family temple, Gamelan room, Bale agung. Bale agung contains 2 beds for ceremonial purpose and an open gallery richly decorated with carved ornaments.
2. When to see
Ubud Palace is open for tourists daily 7am-8pm except for Sundays and Nyepi day. If you are lucky, you can catch an evening dance show (either Legong or Ramayana) that usually starts around 7:30pm and lasts till 9:00pm. You can visit the palace free of charge and you have to purchase a ticket to watch the dance shows in most cases.
4. How to get there
Most tourists visit Bali on a package tour that includes an option to select from a range of excursions. If travelling on your own, probably the easiest way is to rent a car with a driver for an entire day. It is not recommended to drive on your own in Indonesia due to the general negligance of driving rules. Singposts are written with Latin alphabet, but it might be difficult to find remote places on your own.
5. Where to stay
There are plenty of hotels to stay in Bali, the best beaches can be found at Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dusa. If you prefer sightseeing, Sanur area is highly recommended since it has the best location to avoid the traffic jams of Denpasar.