History of Ubud Palace / Bali

Palace: Puri Saren Agung Ubud / Sukawati: founded late 1700. Located in central Ubud, province of Bali.

Location of Ubud

* Foto history Puri Saren Agung Ubud: link
* Foto komplex Puri Saren Agung: link

About the king

Cokorda (king) 2017: Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati

History of Ubud

Eighth-century legend tells of a Javanese priest, Rsi Markendya, who meditated at the confluence of two rivers (an auspicious site for Hindus) at the Ubud locality of Campuan. Here he founded the Gunung Lebah Temple on the valley floor, the site of which remains a pilgrim destination.
The town was originally important as a source of medicinal herbs and plants; Ubud gets its name from the Balinese word ubad (medicine).

In the late nineteenth century, Ubud became the seat of feudal lords who owed their allegiance to the king of Gianyar, at one time the most powerful of Bali’s southern states. The lords were members of the Balinese Kshatriya caste of Sukawati, and were significant supporters of the village’s increasingly renowned arts scene.

Tourism on the island developed after the arrival of Walter Spies, an ethnic German born in Russia who taught painting and music, and dabbled in dance. Spies and foreign painters Willem Hofker and Rudolf Bonnet entertained celebrities including Charlie Chaplin, Noël Coward, Barbara Hutton, H.G. Wells and Vicki Baum. They brought in some of the greatest artists from all over Bali to teach and train the Balinese in arts, helping Ubud become the cultural centre of Bali.

A new burst of creative energy came in the 1960s after the arrival of Dutch painter Arie Smit (b. 1916) and the development of the Young Artists Movement.

The Bali tourist boom since the late 1960s has seen much development in the town; however, it remains a centre of artistic pursuit.

Kingdoms on Bali 19th century

Kings of Ubud and Sukawati

Under Klungkung

  • Dewa Agung Anom (king of Sukawati since before 1713-1733)
  • Dewa Agung Gede Mayun Dalem Patemon (1733-before 1757) [child of Dewa Agung Anom]
  • Dewa Agung Gede Sukawati (c. 1757) [child of Dewa Agung Gede Mayun]
  • Dewa Agung Made Pliatan (paruh kedua abad ke-18) [brother of Dewa Agung Gede Sukawati]

Rulers of Ubud, under protection of Gianyar

  • Cokorda Putu Kandel (c. 1800) [child of Dewa Agung Made Pliatan]
  • Cokorda Sukawati (abad ke-19) [child of Cokorda Putu Kandel]
  • Cokorda Rai Batur (fl. 1874) [child of Cokorda Sukawati]
  • Cokorda Gede Sukawati (before 1889-1919) [child of Cokorda Rai Batur]
  • Cokorda Gede Raka Sukawati (1919–1931; died 1979) [child of Cokorda Gede Sukawati]
  • Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati (1931–1950; died 1978) [brother of Cokorda Gede Raka Sukawati]

Ubud Royal Palace: Puri Saren Agung

The palace is found by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel who has commanded from year 1800 – 1823. This palace is an artistic cultural life center, while the traditional market is the symbol of local economics resident. The existence of Puri Saren as a palace is equipped by a Wantilan/auditorium that is a large building of meeting room and a banyan tree as shelter place at the daytime.

* Foto Puri Saren Agung: link

Puri Saren Ubud

Old maps of Bali

Bali, 16th century


 Bali 1750


Kingdoms on Bali, 1900.

9 Kerajaan di Bali, sekitar tahun 1900.


– History Ubud on Wiki: link
History Ubud: link
About the Palace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubud_Palace
List of monarchs of Ubud:https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daftar_Raja_Bali#Raja-raja_Sukawati_dan_Ubud

– History of Bali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Bali
– History kingdoms on Bali: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali_Kingdom

– Intervention of the Dutch, 1906: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_intervention_in_Bali_(1906)
– Intervention of the Dutch in 1849: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_intervention_in_Bali_(1849)
– Dutch intervention on Bali (general): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_intervention_in_Bali