This was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s, and it’s still inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Parts of the complex are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the many traditional and not excessively ornate buildings.
Take time to appreciate the stone carvings, many by noted local artists like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. If you visit this palace on Sunday morning you will see Ubud girls and boys learn Balinese dance from 9am till 10.30am. Ubud Palace is also Ubud’s best setting for dance performances every night.