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Welcome to
Ubud Water Palace

The Ubud Water Palace in Bali is a serene sanctuary that combines traditional Balinese architecture with the tranquility of nature. Its lush gardens, adorned with intricately carved statues and lotus ponds, tell tales from Hindu mythology through elaborate stone and wood carvings, embodying the spiritual and cultural essence of Bali. The sound of water from fountains and pools enhances the peaceful atmosphere, promoting spiritual rejuvenation. More than an architectural marvel, the palace is a vibrant cultural hub where traditional dance performances to gamelan music showcase Bali’s rich heritage. Continuously bridging historical royal splendor with contemporary artistic and spiritual pursuits, the Ubud Water Palace offers visitors an immersive journey into the heart of Balinese culture, resonating with stories of the island’s majestic past.

Meet the founder

Discovering Legacy of Tjokorda Gde Ngoerah

Tjokorda Gde Ngoerah is the founding figure or founder of the Ubud Water Palace and Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati. He was born at Puri Saren Kauh Ubud in 1856 and passed away in 1967. He passed away at the age of 111 years. During his lifetime, he has gone through three different periods, starting from the Kingdom period, the Colonialism period, and the Independence period.
He is the figure behind the establishment of Ubud Water Palace and Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati which we often see today.

A sacred space dedicated to Dewi Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of learning

Ubud Water Palace, also known as Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, stands as a magnificent testament to the rich cultural heritage of Bali. Nestled within the enchanting region of Ubud, this landmark holds profound significance in Balinese culture. It is a sacred space dedicated to Dewi Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of learning, literature, and art, embodying the essence of creativity and knowledge (Kartajaya, Hermawan, 2009).

The forerunner to the initiative for the establishment of Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati was estimated in 1946 and was completed perfectly before 1953 during the “Mamungkah” Ceremony. In 1951 the “Maligia” ceremony was also held at this place and in 1960 the “Piodalan” ceremony was carried out on a large scale.


The Café Lotus

Nestled amidst the mesmerizing landscapes of Ubud, our restaurant embraces the spirit of Balinese culture and tradition. From the moment you enter, you will be transported to a realm where every detail is meticulously designed to evoke a sense of enchantment. With a breathtaking view overlooking the iconic Saraswati Temple and its picturesque lotus pond, every visit to The Café Lotus promises an unforgettable experience.

At the heart of our culinary journey lies the essence of Balinese cuisine. Our talented chefs, deeply rooted in their heritage, skillfully prepare a menu that showcases the vibrant and aromatic flavors of Balinese and Indonesian cuisine. From traditional favourites like Royal Rijsttafel, Be Pasih Goa Lawah, Babi Kecap and more to delicate Balinese-inspired food creations, every dish is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring an explosion of taste that will transport your senses.