Although this iconic landmark has been called a palace it is in fact a very beautiful Hindu temple boasting fantastic views and a stunning pond. Here are a few facts to know before you visit the place.
A brief history
The Palace was once home to the Royal Family of Ubud. The Sukawati Royal Family handed over the project to Gusti Nyoman Lempad who was a renowned artist at the time. The palace was completed in 1952.
The palace was structured according to the religious beliefs of the people at that time called the Tri-Mandala. This complex therefore consists of three mandalas which are named Nista Mandala, Mandya Mandala and Utama Mandala.
The Water Palace is a masterpiece when it comes to art and architecture and is definitely worth appreciating. But that’s not all, come evening and you will be able to witness an amazing Balinese dance.
How to get here
There are several Bali homes for sale in close proximity to this attraction. If you are already staying in Ubud, perhaps at Anantara Ubud Bali Villas, it is just a short distance away. If you are travelling from Denpasar, it’ll be about an hour’s car ride away while it’s just a half an hour ride away from Kuta.