Jeroning Ancak Saji

This post is part of  Site Map of Puri Denpasar.

Jeroning Ancak Saji (read je – ro – nïng än – cäk sä – jï) was the first yard of the palace. There were 4 units of Bale (read Bä – lé) here, 1 unit of well, and 1 unit of high building at south-west Corner called Panggungan (read päng – gung – än). The Panggungan was equipped with some steps made from stone. The King or Cokorda (read Co – kor- de) usually went to Panggungan in the evening to watch the cockfighting, and the people who pass the road. The position was very strategic because it was located at the corner of the cross road to Kesiman, Sanur, Sesetan and Pamecutan. It’s also near from marketplace. So, at that time, Panggungan was one of many favourite places for Cokorda Denpasar to visit.

The picture below described the layout of Jeroning Ancak Saji. The area was about 46.50 m by 45.50 m.  At north, there was an entrance gate to Taman Narmada. At east, there was an entrance gate (Sawangan Kembar) to Loteng Pesanggrahan.

Site Map of Puri Denpasar in Year 1906

Puri (read pu – rï) means balinese palace where the king and his family lives and rules his kingdom. Denpasar (read Den – pä – sär) is one of many kingdoms in Bali. So, Puri Denpasar means the palace of the king of Denpasar. It was located in the centre of Denpasar City. It was? Yes, because this old Puri was destroyed by Dutsch while they conquer the Kingdom of Denpasar in year 1906. Now in this site has been built as the residential of Governor of Bali in Surapati Street, Denpasar, Bali.

The Puri Denpasar has 171 meters length and 158 meters width. It has a thick wall, about 1,5 meters and 6 meters height. To enter the Puri, there are two dignified gates at west and south side of it. Inside it, the yards are separated by walls.The buildings were built from stones. Many of them have their own verandah. A lot of buildings in this palace and also a beautiful park called Taman Narmada.

Do you want to see and have more information about Puri Denpasar? Click here to enter the entrance gate.