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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #18 of 64 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Should visit this one. Touring with guide will helpfull to know better about this place. Gladly theres an old man there whom willing to help give better explanation for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I can imagine how beauty it was long time ago, but they don't take care in the perfect way, so many dirty part and smels of urine. It was continued building until the cemeti island, but yeah..is old and so many broken part, but really.. is beautiful and can be more when the government take care more seriously

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

They should fill the pool with water, and written information regarding the place. Or it is for benefit of guides ?

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The water castle is a nice side trip, but not one to choose over Prambanan or Borobodur. Go here if you have extra time. Also, the value you get from the visit depends on the guide. Saving on a guide may work against you if you visit on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Admittingly Yogyakarta is a crowded and busy city. I had fancied Malioboro street, but so much has changed from the old street that I quickly lost interest. On the contary I made a guided visit to the Kraton with dances, the hidden mosque with its sober but beautiful architecture and the waterpalace. Beautiful quiet spot with a rich almost sensual... More 

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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you come alone or just with friends, you'll meet local tour guide. They didn't give you the exact rate for their guide (my experience). If you feel satisfied, you can give them more money. I met my local tour guide and he can explain every little thing, every question that I asked perfectly and also being my photographer! He... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Without a guide, Taman Sari will make little sense. (On the other hand, the chances of you making it here without a guide following you are slim.) Intended to be set over several acres, the various buildings are now in various states of crumbling disrepair, from the ruin on the hill that affords a beautiful view of the city, to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you haven't much time, skip this. It's only three tanks, nothing more. But, the underground mosque is interesting.

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Ajax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

While, old, this location is in poor repair. There are no indications of what you are seeing, and a guide's explanation is essential. The walls are crumbling and the water is not clear. It's hard to imagine it being a place of pleasure.

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Depok, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

With just IDR 5.000 entrance fee for locals (I don't know about for foreigners), Tamansari is such an interesting place. It is a place for Sultan's bath, and some guides said that Tamansari is also a villa for Sultan. To me, the building is like that from ancient Greek era, and that's the cool point from this attraction. There are... More 

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