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Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Quick hop from palace but not worth spending too much time

It's a series of dilapidated complexes with a dirty pool in the middle, we were there for 10 mins and and left. Only a 5 min walk from palace.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is just a swimming pool used in the past by the sultanate. It is not a must visit place. It is nearby sultan palace. I recommend to skip this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We were slightly put off by some poor reviews, but still wanted to visit the underground mosque and water castle. We walked from the Kraton along colourful streets and found the art centre in the old bird market, where bands were practising for an evening performance which added to the ambience or the place with its rustic character and crumbling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's a series of dilapidated complexes with a dirty pool in the middle, we were there for 10 mins and and left. Only a 5 min walk from palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We kind of got a guide without planning to- someone coming up to us at the sultans palace saying "We should trust him" and he'd bring us to the water palace. Well we didn't get rid of him then, but we're glad he brought us because at least the way we took would have been difficult to find by ourselves.... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We did this visit after the kraton (Sultan palace). It's interesting to do with a guide as a complement of the Kraton visit but it's really in poor condition. the pools look like ponds. This place needs a bit a money and a bit more attention... I cannot believe that a city like Jogjakarta or the Sultan himself cannot afford... More 

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Jakarta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Seriously! The story behind it is of aristocratic opulence and of kings and queens but the place it self now looks like a swamp site! Really... Can't you take pride in it and at least do the basic sweeping, mopping, dusting and wall scrubbing and painting?! And how healthy can 3 large pools of dark green slimy murky water be!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Water Castle was beautiful and we loved the walk through the urban and artsy streets and alleyways that lead from the castle out to the main road. Only downside was the tour guides in the area didn't seem legit. We took a taxi and arrived at the area, funny that the local taxi driver didn't really know where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Could use a little up keeping, but still very interesting and beautiful place. I likes it better than the Sultan Castle.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After visiting the kraton we went to the watercastle. It was not clear how far the walk was so we wanted to take a taxi as we were with 3pax. We wouldn't fit in one becak. And we thought a taxi is a bit more comfy. However there wasn't a taxi to be found nearby. So eventually we took two... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Tamansari has lost her glorious past, but I really like it more than the Sultan palace. Many guides are available at the entrance, and they are not push you around for sightseeing. One man even showed me a staircase to climb up to the roof-top of a building so that I could grasp a whole picture around the castle. There... More 

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