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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #18 of 61 attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Busan, South Korea
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Taman Sari is a nice way to cool down and kill an hour if you're in Jogja for the day (admission is only $1, so you might as well!). It has interesting carvings and is a good place to take photos, but it's mostly just a bunch of white buildings and some water. I probably would have enjoyed it MUCH... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was my favourite place every time I go to Yogyakarta. The water castle has a very interesting story. We were quite lucky that we had a very lovely guide who were very patient (we had bad experience when we first came here with the guide who just rushed and tried not to visit all the places). The place is... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you visit Sultan Palace (Kraton Palace) in Yogyakarta, you should spare your time visiting this place. Taman Sari has a unique architecture. Recommended to try :-)

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a guide (which seemd obligatory..?) but we didn't regret because learning about the pools for womes and kids and the private one for the Sultan, and how he picked his wife for the night etc made it all even more interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really??! This is listed as a destination? The place is poorly maintained, the pools had a foot of water in them, and the bottom is covered in green algae. Absolutely nothing to see here. Don't waste your time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You should not feel bad about missing out on this one. The place is not well maintained, the paint which had been put there after the 2006 earthquake has become aged and the pools probably weren't cleaned in a year. Our guide, without whom the entire visit would have been totally in vain, said that UNESCO has plans to renovate... More

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Sleman, Indonesia
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Try to visit at the early morning (at 10am), or near the closing time (2pm) to get some space. Very cowded and can't capture some photos. This place also cheap to visit, so it's recommended.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I can see a big signage information related the museum, but I can't bring suitable brochure for some colleague in my office. For sure I will suggest them to come and see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are ink ove with all things Yogyakarta then you must go to Taman Sari. It is always in need of restoration, even when it has been down. This is due to the perils of acidic rain when the volcano is very active. Even so, it is beautiful and interesting. A wander through the streets nearby is also well... More

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting and quite peaceful but found it (eventually) hilarious to visit a water castle on the wettest day they had in years... lucky us! Architecture interesting and atmospheric

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