Entrance Gate

Puri Saren Agung
Ubud, Bali

Located in the center of the Ubud Palace district, Saren Agung is the former palace of the rulers of Ubud, and the current home of some of their descendants. It was built in the early 19th century. Today, the non-residential parts of the compound have been repurposed into a tourist and cultural venue that includes a small hotel, shrines, gardens, pavilions (balÚs), and a performance stage.

The puri's entrance gate retains many traditional elements: three entrance doors, a gopura (India-style tower), guardian statues wrapped in honorific cloth, and a kala (India-style monster mask) above the center door.