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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #19 of 65 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

its good if you have lot of time to go and see it, but there are better places around yogya to see. nothing special here

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malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

one of the nice place to visit after the palace. part of the royal ground, this is the royal bath house! many people miss this, but After you enter from the ticket entrance, you can climb the entrance arch to the top to have a view of the village and the ruins. You can find the steps on either left... More

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Cowes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We arrived too early.... So glad we did. Walked away and just down the road, turn left ,follow the road (2 mins walk) to the village gangs at the side of the palace where parts of the castles alleyways and catacombs are. A maze of steps, underground tunnels await your eyes. Walls of paintings, a slice of medieval village life... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I could only imagine how it looks like when it wasn't so run down. Beautiful photos to be taken here!

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a heritage site, part of the Sultan's Palace (Kraton) in south Yogyakarta, Central Java. The current Sultan is the 10th in the line dating back to 1700s and currently also Governor of Yogyakarta province. The water castle has lots of interesting history, including the pond where the first sultans would watch their concubines bathe and discretly choose their... More

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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was great to go see, much better than sultans palace. Interesting history & some great photo opportunities. Really reasonably priced, This complex is unoubtedly unique in archetectural as it applied the combination of portuguese + javanese + arab architectural styles.This was built around 1760 with the Portugese architecture and was used by a Sultan who had 30 wives.

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Taradell, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On walking distance from most hotels. Good maintained castle with friendly staff. Nice fountains and water ponds with fish. Nice thing also is that local guides are not a pain in the, you know what.

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A part of the Sultan's Palace, this water park is an ancient swimming pool for Sultan and families as relaxing area. Although located behind the palace, this park seems not so well maintained. Many guide available there and they're very very friendly. I'm sure this place can be improve if well maintain and cleaned. not much to expect here except... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Were huge pools where sultans and their families bathe. I liked the architecture tho. It falls under the category, might as well. I appeciate that they preserved a historic place though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a very friendly and active guide, and he tried to supply us with as much info as possible. The main castle, I think, is quite overrated, I liked the underground mosque and the ruins of the fort better.

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