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Puri Saren
Temple
The Ubud Palace, officially Puri Saren Agung, is a historicalbuilding complex situated in Ubud, Gianyar Regency of Bali, Indonesia. Thepalace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud. It was on histravels that Rsi Markaneya received a divine revelation that in Bali he was tobury five precious metals on a mountain slope where the mother temple ofBesakih now stands today. it can be said that Rsi Markaneya is responsible forthe foundation of Balinese Hinduism in its purest form referred to as AgamaTirta or the religion of holy water. Since being discovered backing the 8thcentury, the area of Campuhan has always been highly regarded by the Balinesefor its immense spiritual powers. Even the term Ubud is derived from the termubad, meaning medicine in reference to the traditional healing properties ofthe array of plants that randomly grow here. By the 17th century Baliinvariably experienced a rapid emergence of new kingdoms, including thefounding of several royal houses in Ubud. However, this period also saw muchconflict between the royal clans with supremacy as the ultimate goal. By themiddle of the 19th century there was a certain anti-Dutch sentiment brewingwithin the kingdoms and conflict was still rife. Mengwi experienced a bitterdefeat and all land was distributed between its aggressors after almost 20years of uncertainty, tourism resumed in Ubud during the 1970s when backpackersand hippies set out to seek new experiences. A steady flow of visitors havesince found themselves captivated by the intense beauty of the landscape andgracious hospitality of its people. Ubud has managed to embrace the 21stcentury with dignity and still retain its timeless artistry, culture andreligion. It is a significant destination blessed with a strong sense ofcommunity and rare spiritual energy.