Puri Saren Agung, also known as Puri Ubud (meaning ‘Ubud palace’), is a historic complex of traditional buildings nestled in the heart of Ubud in central Bali. In Balinese, puri is the term for the residence of Balinese nobles, and also for the resident family. Puri Saren Agung is the home of the ruling family of Ubud, which came to prominence as a regional power at the end of the 19th century.
The architecture is divided into a number of courtyards with Balinese-style pavilions and interiors with a touch of European style. The courtyards are adorned with handsome stone gates, stone statues, and gardens.
Puri Saren Agung welcomes visitors, and is a center of art and traditional culture at the heart of Ubud. It regularly showcases Balinese dance performances to give tourists a glimpse of classical Balinese culture.
Puri Saren Agung’s easy access on the Ubud main street makes it one of the most visited among tourism destinations in Ubud. For those who stay nearby, it is within easy walking distance, allowing visitors to slip through the heavy traffic on the main street and Monkey Forest Road. It is only 800 meters from Komaneka at Monkey Forest, and about 45 minutes’ drive from Komaneka at Keramas.