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Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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A beautiful and quite place inside the city

There are plenty of rickshaws offering rides to the palace and taman sari. You can find old pools and underground mosques. The pool used by the wives seemed not that clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There are plenty of rickshaws offering rides to the palace and taman sari. You can find old pools and underground mosques. The pool used by the wives seemed not that clean. However i liked the story behind it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not worth entering unless you really have a lot of time to spare. Poor upkeep of the place. I suppose that if jogjakarta were to maintain this place well, it will be a great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Like many Indonesian historical sites, this is run down but it's definitely worth a visit when you're in Jogja. Fascinating history.

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Tamansari Water Castle or Istana Air Tamansari is one of Yogyakarta's many heritage site, Tamansari itself means 'Beautiful Garden' which dedicated by Yogyakarta's Sultan as a place for the royal families to retreat and relax. It has many pools which was used by the royal families as well. This place was also used as meditating venue, royal dance lesson (... More 

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Bengkulu Province, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great place, but the water not clear at all. And sometimes there's no water at all they said. If you come to jogja, i suggest you to visit this place as can relaxing you a bit..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

More like a museum..not much to see though but the pool view is beautiful. More to historical building..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Today my partner as I did the walking tour that was suggested in my Lonely Planet book and was pretty disappointed with everything that was on the list - but mostly the Water Castle. You have to pay for entry, and although it is cheap, clearly none of the money goes towards the palace. It is a dump. I am... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Taman Sari is located just a bit near Kraton. The place showed age but it was well maintained and preserved. A lot of tourists come here and I'm not surprised why. The tour guide we hired was good in English so we fully understood the story behind this place. Watch your head though... some tunnels are a bit short.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The atmosphere of this place is excellent! We stumbled in via the labyrinthine alleyways to the north of the castle (which had some awesome locals, and neat shops), to find a large open area with some cool architecture. If you go into the area with the pools, you'll find high walls that serve effectively to block the sun. There's a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A good attraction to visit if you are in Yogja city (there really not a lot to see in the city). There are different courtyards and small alleys within the premises. Theres also huge water features in some of the yards that is worth a photo or 2.

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