Complete guide to the Ubud Water Palace Bali
Indonesia’s Bali is one of the most popular backpacking and honeymoon destinations in the world and one of the best places to visit in Bali is the awesome Ubud. Ubud is known for amazing waterfalls, stunning temples such as the Ubud water palace, top places to eat and epic day trips.
Ubud is one of the best places in Southeast Asia you can visit as a backpacker. With cheap hotels, stunning natural waterfalls and low priced Balinese food, why would you not visit Ubud. If you enjoy amazing architect you will want to see the Ubud palace, an awesome temple that is one of the most visited tourist points in Ubud. The Pura Taman Saraswati temple is a cool hindu temple located in Ubud.
In this post I am going to share everything you need to know about the awesome water palace in Bali, so you can enjoy this amazing Saraswati temple like I did. Let’s have a look what’s in this post;
Ubud water palace entrance fee
If you are looking for free things to do in Ubud. Then you will be happy to know that this is a free activity.
So to answer your question What is the water palace in Ubud entrance fee? The actual cost is $0 it is a free activity.
You can make donations if you want to when you’re there.
What to wear?
Like all the temples in Bali in Ubud, there is usually a dress-code. Religion in Bali is a big-deal, so they want tourists to respect the beliefs and dress aprroprialtet for the temples.
The locals are good enough to let tourists to explore the temples, so the least we can do is wear the right clothing,
So what should I wear to the temples in Bali?
You should wear a sarong in the temples and this should cover your knees, this is a sign of respect. Also, shoulders should be covered when visiting the temples, you should wear a t-shirt or long-sleeved top. Sorry guys, vests are not good in the temples!
Ubud palace in Bali opening hours
Obviously this is a place of culture and prayer, so it’s not a typical place that has set opening hours. However, you the locals do say the opening times of the Puri Saren Palace is; (8am – 7pm).
If you try and get to the water palace for around 9am, this would be a great time and it will be open then.
This is a very popular place amazing tourists, so after 12pm expect it to get very busy.
How to get to the Ubud royal palace
Like a lot of the other popular places to see in Ubud such as the yoga barn, the Bali water palace is easy accessible in the centre of Ubud.
How to get to from Kuta to the water place?
- You can rent a scooter or car and it will take you between 1-2 hours to reach the temple. You can rent a scooter in Kuta for ($3/4) a day. You can also rent a car in Kuta for around ($25) a day.
How to get from Denpasar to the Puri Saren Palace?
- Same again you can rent a scooter or car for the same price and it will take you around 1 hour to drive to the temple from Denpasar.
The Google map below shows the exact location of the water palace;
The Ubud royal palace dance
The Bali water palace is famous for its night dance. You can watchthe awesome gamelan orchestra perform in one of the most amazing settings in Ubud. This is what is reffered to as the royal palace sunset dance.
What is the dance?
You get to watch dancers dressed in amazing costumes perform amazing dance senquences. It is very inspirailtaopn setting and performance and one you should check out whilst visitng Ubud.
How much is the water palace in Ubud sunset dance?
You can get tickets from local vendors on the streets and a ticket entrance fee will cost you around (200,000 rupiah) around ($12).
What time does the dance start?
The dance starts at around 730pm, but you should get there 30 minutes early to get a good seat for this awesome event.
History of the Ubud water palace in Bali
This top visited hindu temple in Ubud was once the home to the royal family of Ubud. A designer by the name of Gusti Nyoman Lempad designed this awesome temple in Ubud for the royal family. Not a bad place to live, eh?
There is a lot of history in Ubud surrounding the local people and the temples that are located in Bali. This is just one sweet example for you to explore on your visit or holiday in Ubud.
Other things to see nearby the water palace in Ubud
- Tegallalang rice terraces Ubud
- Bali monkey forest
- Pura Tirta Empul
- Best things to do in Ubud
- Bali swing in Ubud
- Tegenungan Waterfall Bali
- Goa Gajah Ubud