Alamat: Jl. Raya Ubud 8, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
To contemplate one of the richest examples of Balinese architecture, with its refined exotic stylings, just head to the Palace of Ubud, the ancient residence of the royal family. Adjacent to two temples, Puri Saren Agung and Pura Marajan Agung, it awaits visitors in the bustling heart of Ubud. Legend has it that a holy man from Eastern India, Rsi Markandeya, was moved by a vision to found, in the area of Campuhan, on the bank of the Wos River in Ubud, a series of temples. It would be this territory, considered sacred, to host the royal palace. The building, constructed between 1800 and 1823 during the reign of the sovereign Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel, was passed on over time to the heirs of the dynasty, reaching our times in excellent condition. Today, its simple architectural styles, a classic example of well-preserved Balinese architecture, seduces the public along with its splendid gardens that surround the palace and the statues of its courtyard. Today, the Puri Saren Ubud Palace - as it is also known - is also an important cultural home for art, Balinese dance, music and literature. Its internal halls and its stage are used for international events while the courtyard hosts evening concerts and dance performances.
Mount Batur and its history in the Geopark Batur Museum
Located South of Mount Batur, the Batur Geopark Museum provides information on the geological, biological and cultural diversity of the surrounding area. It was built after the Batur Caldera region joined UNESCO's global network of Geoparks in September 2012.
He is an Indonesian-born artist based in Bali. He finished his education in Fine Arts practice at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. His artistic practice originates from his lived experiences and observations as a Balinese and the religious aspects of Bali.