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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #17 of 99 things to do in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When we visited no water was there in the 2 swimming pools. One swimming pool was with dirty water with mosquitoes. Nothing much to see.

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Bandung, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

taman sari is really beautiful and mysterious, you can also walking around and find art shop. it will really enjoy eyes. the art it reall fantastic. don't forget to visit this place.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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206 reviews 206 reviews
53 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This water palace was designed by a Dutch architect back in 1758. Though a large part of the original building was destroyed but you can still see it. Be sure to take a guide with you to give you the history.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Historical and classic white rocks all along the castle. This area separated into several sections, but I only got a chance to explore the entrance and not too far from there. We took photos for fun because the view around was amazing, I can see cloud like in a frame because the square of its rock are symmetrical. Be here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Try to get a guide with you, otherwise, you don't know what you are looking at. Visit the local artist inside of Tamansari, he makes beautiful pieces of local gods, I really forgot the technique he uses, but it is a must buy piece. Go to the rooftops to see the neighbourhood and try the allies that lead directly to... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The place was quite dirty when I was there, there were rubbish in the pool and the water looks like contain toxic waste. Nonetheless the place was worthy as tourist attraction. It was easy to find, and the admission price was cheap around 3.000 if I am not mistaken. There is old mystique atmosphere and rich history about the place.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

If you're not following any tour, it would be best to hire a guide. There will be some people at the entrance who would offer you their service, it's free but of course they expect some tips. I gave IDR50k for 30 minutes tour because I was pressed for time but I would gladly give more had I not been... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The place itself is not that amazing, but rather the history. Ask locals about the water palace, they are always willing to give information. I visited the place twice. The second time was with my sister, we came late, it was already closed, but the employees allowed us to see from behind, showing the way and providing to us a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Tamansari, or the Water Castle, was once used by the former Sultan as a holiday home where he would have taken his many wives for a weekend of watery fun. However, these days it is open for public access and you'll be given entry for quite a nominal price and a great historical tour of the palace. You'll be able... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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894 attraction reviews
755 helpful votes 755 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is average at best and doesn't really justify the effort to visit. Lots of graffiti inside the tower. The baths aren't anything special. A quick visit is all that is needed before you move on to have a quick look at the nearby mosque and Sumur Gumuling.

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