Gianyar: Puri Gianyar
Location: centre of the city
Puri Gianyar or Gianyar Palace, built in 19th century, is one of the few traditional Balinese
palaces still in existence and one of the only ones still lived in by a royal family. Puri Gianyar spacious courtyards are decorated with beautiful examples of stonework and carved wood pillars. Gianyar Palace was built in the 18th century, the castle is maintained and guarded by members of the royal family of Gianyar. This palace has been damaged several times, but if people want to see good examples of traditional palace architecture today this is the place. But access to the castle area is limited for visitors.
Ubud: Puri Saren Agung
Location: Opposite the main market on Jalan Raya
Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) is a Palace with beautiful Balinese traditional houses as a residence of Ubud King. It is set in the center of Ubud Bali with traditional art market just in front of it and it 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. The traditional market is the place of society economics and its existence is always border on palace as artistic cultural life center. It means that the both pole meeting is describing the dynamics of society and kingdom life.
Peliatan: Puri Agung Peliatan
Location: 2 km. from Ubud centre
Puri Agung Peliatan is generally known as Puri Peliatan is located just 5 minutes drive away from central Ubud. The head of family in present is Cokorda Gede Putra Nindia who still live inside of Puri Peliatan with other royal family member.
Puri Peliatan is one of the oldest temples in Bali which was build during 17th century when the time was influenced by movement of the oldest kingdom of Klungkung royal family to Sekawati royal family.
There is a forecourt called ANCAK SEAJI in front of tower rising thick gate of Puri Peliatan where honorable gamelan group – Gunung Sari and many of local kids practice their performances. Thus, Puri Peliatan gains deep respects from people of Bali until now as a center of traditional culture of Peliatan.
Klungkung: Kerta Gosa
Location: centre of Klungkung
The Kertha Gosa is an example of Balinese architecture located on the island of Bali, in the city Klungkung, Indonesia. The Kertha Gosa Pavilion at Klungkung Palace was first built in the early 18th century by Dewa Agung Gusti Sideman. The first function of the pavilion was for the court of law in 1945. Kertha Gosa was repainted in the 1920s and again in the 1960s. The people who discovered the pavilion knew there was an extensive history behind the pavilion. The discovery of Kertha Gosa pavilion was only known by people writing about it here or there to others outside of Bali. The Kertha Gosa Pavilion at Klungkung has the story of Bhima Swarga painted around the ceiling. Bhima Swarga is a Hindu epic referenced form the Mahabharata. The story at the Kertha Gosa Pavilion is not the whole Mahabharata but one small section called Bhima Swarga.Tirta Gangga.
Karangasem area: Tirta Gangga
Location: several km north of Karangasem
Tirta Gangga water palace, a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence.
The centrepiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens.
Tabanan, Baturiti Village: Puri Anyar Kerambitan and Puri Agung Kerambitan
Location: 6 km. southwest of Tabanan
Kerambitan is a former seat of a branch of Tabanan’s royal family; Arya Kenceng. Several old residences do still exist, as well as two nicely restored palaces from the 17th century; Puri Anyar and Puri Agung Kerambitan. The royal descendants still inhabit the buildings. Identical twin grandsons, Anak Agung Ngurah Oka Silagunadha or “Pak Oka”, and Anak Agung Rai Giri Gunadhi or “Pak Rai” of the late king preside over the palaces.
Puri Anyar Kerambitan is the palace built on the 17th century, with Balinese architectural style and is still in a good condition. Recently, this palace is still inhabited by the 9th generation of the Tabanan’s reign. There are some well known ancient artifacts and paintings made in that moment. Puri Anyar Kerambitan is divided into some sections, such as cangkem kodok, bencingah puri, jaba tengah, tandakan puri, saren agung and pemerajan agung. The most sacred area in this palace is merajan agung, which has some unique decoration in the form of ancient plates which came from Holland and China.
Karangasem: Puri Agung Karangasem
Location: at the heart of Amlapura
Karangasem Grand Palace was built by the end of the 19th century by the first king of Karangasem, combining Balinese, Chinese and European architectural styles. Most of the buildings are set as if each floats above the pool water, with small bridges connecting one another, like a Chinese palace in general. The European influence can be seen from the design of main building, the guarding post at the front of the palace, and vast veranda called Maskerdam. The Balinese style can be seen from the entrance gate, built from red bricks with puppet, describing religious stories, as the ornaments. This combination has never been found in other palaces in Bali.
1) Pemecutan Palace
Location: located at Jalan Thamrin No.2 Denpasar
Pemecutan palace was built in the 17th century in the era of Pemecutan Kingdom in Denpasar. It is one of the palaces which are opened for visitors. Managed by the modern, last king of Denpasar, Ida Cokorda Pemecutan, the royal house is completed with accommodation facilities, allowing the best way a visitor could get to get in touch with palatial atmosphere or and learn the long history of Denpasar.
2) Satria Palace
Location: located at Jalan Veteran Denpasar
Rebuilt in 1930 Some of the main attractions in the palace are the magnificent royal temple, unique buildings that were used by the Kings of Bali for meetings and the collection of kris traditional daggers used in the 1906’s Puputan Badung War against the Dutch colonial army.
Today, the royal temple is a place of worship for both the Royal family as well as the locals. Every 210 days special dance performances are held in the Royal Temple.
3) Jro Kuta Palace
Location: located in Jalan Kumbakarna
This palace has a unique building complex which was built to escape during the Dutch invasion.
The building complex consists of nine buildings; Ancaksaji, Semanggen, Ranggi, Pewaregan, Saren Raja, Saren Kangin, Paseban, Pamerajan Agung, and Pekandelan a fortress to protect the main part of the palace.
There are several statues in the palace that portray the Balinese warriors fighting against the Dutch occupants.
Singaraja: Puri Gde
Location: located in Jalan Patih Jelantik
Singaraja Palace is known among local as Puri Agung or Puri Gede. The old palatial library, Gedong Kirtya, is the most referred building, now designed as a literacy museum. It has the most complete collection of manuscripts about Buleleng and Bali history. This museum is located at the very front of the Palace.
Karangasem area: Water Palace Taman Ujung Soekasada
Location: several km south of Karangasem
Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline.
The site suffered near devastation by showers of hot ash following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. Restoration efforts throughout the decades made way to its current splendour, and it continues to appeal to both locals and visitors.