The royal palace of Blahbatu is located at Jalan Raya Udayana no. 2 Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali.
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About the king (- 2018)
King or Penglingsir of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik, the 24th of the dynasty Sri Kesari Warmadewa.
He died 15 nov. 2018.
About the palace
The palace is not only used as a resting place of the king and worship, but also used as a place of education and historical tourism. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh as one of the largest palaces in Gianyar now contribute as one of the places of tourist destinations of interest. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is located at Jalan Raya Udayana no. 2 Blahbatuh Gianyar Bali.
Rebuilt in the 16th century, until now Puri Ageng Blahbatuh still save the grandeur of Balinese architectural building is slick. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh has an area of 4.5 hectares which is divided into several parts of the ideal building based on Tri Mandala concept. The uniqueness of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh and also the distinguishing of the other castle is the existence of the park which is supported the northeast of the castle which in general is a holy place or called merajan. But if in another palace the park was used for prayer, in the garden of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh the park was used for meditation, discussion about science, and religious philosophy by the royal family at that time. This park is called Yasa park.
Puri Ageng Blahbatuh was originally built around the year 1570-1600 of the Cakra calendar and was founded by the dynasty of King I Gusti Ngurah Jelantik VIII. I can walk around the grounds of the palace without the intrusion of too many tourists. I can feel I were family king here. Members of the family who are also residents of the palace are normally walking around and you never know you may be lucky enough to be shown around by the King of Blahbatuh himself. Now, the King or Penglingsir Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik, the 24th descendant of the dynasty Sri Kesari Warmadewa. I Gusti Nguah Djelantik is a friendly, polite and humble warlord. Even his territory to reach the area of Batur, Kintamani. I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik is consistent and committed to keep Puri conservation both physically and spirit as the center of culture.
Prior to 2007, Puri Ageng Blahbatuh was a private castle, access for others and even tourists was severely restricted. But after 2007, Puri Ageng Blahbatuh access has been opened for both domestic and international tourists. The splendor of this castle is still awake and well maintained even the royal symbols still look original in every corner of its part. Puri Ageng Blahbatuh used as a place for ritual worship, educational places and cultural attractions trying to filter out the outside culture and maintain the local culture. Various efforts have been made by the Castle manager to realize the mission. One way to open access for visitors to visit the Castle in order to see the various relics of the kingdom including the daily activities of Puri Ageng Blahbatuh. The royal relic at Puri Ageng Blahbatuh is the original mask of Gajah Mada patih which is stored sacredly
Anak Agung Ngurah Djelantik (kanan). 2012