Water Castle (Tamansari)

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Water Castle (Tamansari)
3.5
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The Water Castle "Taman Sari" is another great spot to visit in Sultan's Palace Yogyakarta area. You may combine with Sultan's Palace visit and other interesting places nearby. An archaeological museum, the Palace Grand Mosque, Royal Horse Cart Museum are recommended places to visit. Tamansari means a fragrant Garden. It was a garden of pleasure for Royal King and family, also an escape place from an enemy's attack. It has secret and trapped tunnels around Tamansari. Let's explore and reveal the stories and history of the area.
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Ria R
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Excellent
Feb 2020 • Family
What a great place! I love to visit water castle because of the history and the view. It has instagramable photo spot! I Will come back again!
Written 30 November 2020
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Juliarso
Sukabumi, Indonesia5 contributions
Water Castle
Nov 2020 • Friends
I used to live near this Tamansari Water Castle three decades ago. I always miss the atmosphere around. You won't regret visiting this wonderful place.
Written 17 November 2020
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didikjkt
3 contributions
Awesome
Oct 2020 • Family
Water castle at Tamansari Heritage was formerly known as Royal Princess Pool which built around 18th century,
Written 27 October 2020
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Zues1020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,221 contributions
Ancient palace with traditional bath
Aug 2020 • Couples
Was surprised to know about this Castle and it was exist since long time ago. Historically valued and great story told by local tour guide give more expression about this palace. It looks mystical and fill of incredible story. Be there and you will amaze not only by its story the interior exterior and landscape absolutely great.
Written 23 August 2020
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Malkisedik Yahya
Raa Atoll112 contributions
Cycling
May 2020 • Couples
Heading to this place by bicycle with my wife, unlucky we cannot enter the site...

But the point plus is the people around there told us to just cycling around there and of course we are happy to do that. When we ride around the site we can also enjoy the environment there and we found some hidden gem of art inside the village around the site...
Written 17 August 2020
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lontarhejosays
Jakarta, Indonesia37 contributions
One of Hidden Gems in Yogyakarta
Jan 2020
Taman Sari Complex is one of the historical and cultural heritage tourism sites in Yogyakarta. Taman Sari Complex is nicknamed as the Water Palace. It is located southwest of the Yogyakarta Palace. Historically, the Taman Sari was built as a garden and a bathing place for the royal family and also functioning as a stronghold for the kingdom.
The Taman Sari Complex is divided into 4 sections, Some of the parts that I like from the four sections are:
1. "Umbul Pasiraman" or "Umbul Binangun". At Umbul Pasiraman there are three large pools which spoil my eyes. Umbul Pasiraman is surrounded by high walls. That said, Umbul Pasiraman is used for Sultan, the empress, concubines, and their daughters as a bathing and rest place.
2. "Sumur Gumuling", also known as a secret mosque under the ground. Its location some distance from the Taman Sari Complex. Long time ago, Sumur Gumuling functioned as a secret mosque for worshiping.
To reach the Sumur Gumuling, we will go down the hallway to the bottom of the ground. It is said that the Gumuling Well was built with the aim of tricking the Dutch army during the colonial period. Access to the Gumuling Well is made like a hidden passageway and leads into the ground. Interestingly, if we shout inside the Sumur Gumuling, the echo of our voice will be heard to a fairly distant radius.
Sumur Gumuling is one of the favorite spots for prewedding photos and Sumur Gumuling is one of the instagramable spots.
Taman Sari Complex's opening hours are 8 am to 2 pm. In my opinion, the best time to visit Taman Sari Complex is in the morning, especially if you want to take lots of photos. Usually at noon, the Taman Sari Complex is increasingly crowded. In addition, if you come in the morning, there is a longer time to explore all parts of it.
The ticket price is affordable. The ticket price for domestic tourists is IDR 5000 and for foreign tourists is IDR 7000. For those of you who bring a camera will be subject to an additional price of IDR 2000.
Written 29 March 2020
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bmac645
London, UK170 contributions
Worth visiting
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful architecture! Went in the rainy season but still was stunning to see. Best bit was actually roaming about the streets around the Tamansari and seeing the locals living in the royal area.
Written 29 February 2020
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore4,469 contributions
A short visit
Feb 2020
It was an okay visit, perhaps not as nice as the one in Bali, but still quite pretty. It is a rather small venue, and you can be done within the hour. There is a separate underground mosque, which can be reached via another tunnel.

It should be done together with a visit to the Kraton, or Sultan Palace, which is nearby. Entrance fee is a reasonable 15000 rupiah.
Written 23 February 2020
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@ratnaaaaasr_
Pekalongan, Indonesia1 contribution
Trip with my friends.
Jan 2020 • Friends
My Friends and I went to Taman Sari on 12th January 2020. We arrived there at noon and the place was very crowded. But, we still enjoy this place by taking photos together because this place was very nice.
Written 19 February 2020
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Ashly Amit
Sandakan, Malaysia36 contributions
Highlight for our photography..
Jan 2020 • Friends
Nice places with authentic buildings nice for photography, spending more time here with my friend since a lot of people's during school break then we're need to wait till the main water fountain clear with people..
Written 16 February 2020
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