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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #20 of 68 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is quite hard to find and not very near the Palace. It is however worth the visit and we would recommend the Water Castle café for its interesting host and hostess.

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australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I would have enjoyed a few hours here and the surrounding area more if it wasn't for the constant approaches of the would-be guides. I began to get quite frustrated after a short time with the persistence of one in particular which spoiled my overall impression of my visit. I found Yogya overall an annoying place for a solo female... More

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Yogyakarta,Indonesia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I like all the architectures but I don't like the dirtiness and dustiness..We have to ask a guide to explain all the history...without a guide we will lost and don't get anything from that place...so rent a guide and enjoy the trip around the castle..and don't forget to wear sunglasses and hat in the outdoor.

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

i like it because we are learning about history, and the uniqe thing is there used to have a sauna room but it's more traditional and there is a pool for king and queen took a bath

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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stumbled across the Water Castle after exploring all the little back streets around Yogyakarta. It is an interesting place and a good location for some pretty photos. We didn't get a guide as we were a bit of sick of people trying to scam us into buying batik - but it would have been interesting to have one.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You can skip if you want but if you are curious, no harm in trying as the fees to enter this wisata is quite cheap.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We arrived through the old bird market area to find the locals setting up for a festival in front of the castle. Having read reviews online we weren't expecting much and were just passing sometime. This maze of local houses resembles narrow alleyways found in Venice, open doors with people chatting away, very friendly! As we started to walk a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

having got so many visitors and entrance fees for this place, this could be better maintained with the water being cleaned for a much better view of the historic place

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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