Also called Puri Agung Semarapura, it belonged to one of the 9 kingdoms that existed in Bali (they should not to be very large), currently Klungkung. I admit that when I visited I thought I had been driven (I went with a tour) to another temple. It was seriously damaged during the Dutch occupation in 1908, so most of it is rebuilt:

  • 25 km east of Ubud.
  • Open from 6 am to 6 pm.
  • Adult ticket Rp 12,000.

There are several buildings:

  • The Kertha Gosa, the supreme court of the kingdom. The ceiling is completely covered with paintings in the kingdom of Klungkung style; they are human representations of scenes related to myths.
  • The most famous is the Bale Kambang or floating pavilion. Surrounded by water; the ceiling is also completely covered with the same style paintings.
Bale Kambang
Floating Pavilion
Techo Bale Kambang
Bale Kambang ceiling
  • The Semerajaya museum. Very small. What caught my eye were the ceremonial attires.
Atuendo ceremonial
Ceremonial attire


Also called Puri Sareng Agung. The Royal Family of Ubud, another of the 9 realms of Bali, still exists and lives here. In the same area is the temple Pura Marajan Agung, noted for its carvings and its main gate.

Detalle templo Ubud
Puerta del templo
The gate is laboriously carved
  • Open from 8 am to 7 pm.
  • Free admission.

You can walk around it almost entirely, except the royal family apartments and its private part of the temple.

Palacio Real Ubud
Ubud Royal Palace

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