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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #19 of 63 attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Quite difficult to find as the area is VERY big. We did not manage to find the pool but we were really happy to be there.

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is not a vast site but i loved it. The core of the visit is the pool where the Sultan and his wives used to bath. Very charming.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It isn't breathtaking by any means, but it's still a fairly interesting site to visit in the city. It is in relatively good shape. If you are a foreigner, chances are you get someone who wishes to guide you around the place. Those 'guides' definitely have some interesting facts to tell you and can take you to some places you... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been quite disappointed by our trip to yogjarkarta. The water palace and all the neighborhood was the only place that we have enjoyed. We went twice. Make sure to hang around the area. It is full of artistic places, nice cafes, a few craft workshops, ...we specially recommend the water palace cafe.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The waterhouse i Laks a bit of maintenance, apparently its on the unesco list for refurbishment in the near future If that is efected it is definatly worthwile visiting But even today when at Yogyakarta go for it, it gives a good idea of the life style of the sultans and their wives

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Vilas, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You should definitely get a guide to take you through. My favorite part was actually watching the man working on making puppets and the woman making batik. They have beautiful handmade batiks for sale.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've read some of the history before visiting. I've read that most parts were in bad shape and inhabited by locals. This is true, but the parts that are still in a decent shape are really worth the visit.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It was said that Water Castle is a place for Sultan and his empresses. It was interesting to explore this building. I just can't believe how people used to live at that time. I walked through a wide underground alley to go back to the first place. PS: Many places are hidden in this place. Sumur Gumuling is a beautifuI... More

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Busan, South Korea
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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