We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$46*
and up
Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 844 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 314
    Very good
  • 280
    Average
  • 80
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Under renovation

One of the places you'd go to if you had nothing else to do. One of the caretakers can take you around.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kunal G

Similar Things to Do in Yogyakarta

Add Photo Write a Review

844 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level Contributor
323 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Keraton Palace is not that grand (or what's left of it). However the Water Castle, even though a bit sparse, gives a different tempo to all that visiting. The greenish pools of water with the observing tower stands unique amongst the others. Inside one of the compounds, there's a small art gallery. A wayang kulit artisan hammers on a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the places you'd go to if you had nothing else to do. One of the caretakers can take you around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The name sounds better than the place actually is. It's a relatively small complex of courtyards (with pools), underground passages and a few rooms. It is poorly maintained, some walls are suffering from damp and it is not very clear (poor curatorial discipline) which parts are restored/re-created and which parts are original. The water in the pools are green with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went back from my trip last night. It was a great visit to Taman sari with a guide. Artistic village. Great structure. We went before the opening hour so we went in with a guide from side entrance and pay ticket on our way out. Can see the 1&2 sultan really enjoying their life with pools sauna , dance and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indonesia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

You could get wrong when you see nothing from entrance because the water castle will found in the hidden secret place. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton Yogyakarta. You can come at 9 am till 3 pm. The place is fascinating and has secret tunnels. I hope to find treasure inside the tunnels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When i saw this place, this place good to take a picture for pra wedding. Full of art, unique. If you like culture of jogja, you have to come here. Feel excited!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's under construction during my visit, hence there's nothing there. I like the cafe nearby though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Level Contributor
49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a luck to visit the place in the morning so without crowds. It was a lovely, relaxing walk through this complex of pavilions and pools. It's a real pity that this place is not very well maintained.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After renovation, the bathing complex looks fabulous. I could imagine on King and Queen take and enjoy a bath there. The surrounding complex is nice too, you could feel Javanese culture by taking strolls within the complex.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The water castle consists out of 2 water pools. Sadly there was almost no water in it and the water in the pools was not that clean. It'd okay to visit this place. Don't expect to much...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Water Castle (Tamansari) also viewed

 

Been to Water Castle (Tamansari)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Water Castle (Tamansari) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?