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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #19 of 101 things to do in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Suwon, South Korea
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I found this place interesting, even I read in reviews that many people don't like it much. I think it because of local guide, which available near by entrance. Without local guide it could not be fun.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Without a guide, this place is just like any other old building and we would be in and gone in under 45 minutes. With a guide, we were able to imagine the Sultan aka King and his harem of 30 concubines swimming in the pool and how the Sultan would throw a stalk of flower at his chosen concubine for... More 

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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful and interesting collection of semi-ruins that for some reason doesn't seem to be swarming with visitors. You can actually get into some of the back areas of it and have them pretty much to yourself. It is shady and cool on a hot and humid day. Make sure to go to the "underground" mosque, which has... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The palace is old and dirty. Not much to see and many locals try to hassle you. even with a guide its not worth it. Its sad to see how they let this once fabulous palace turn into ruins run by locals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

As others have said, don't expect too much as the water palace is in disrepair and lacks water. Go with a guide (who works on tips) who can show you around and take you to the underground mosque.. That was the most interesting part. If you go to the batik and wayung kulit shop make sure you bargain. We came... More 

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When we visited no water was there in the 2 swimming pools. One swimming pool was with dirty water with mosquitoes. Nothing much to see.

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Bandung, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

taman sari is really beautiful and mysterious, you can also walking around and find art shop. it will really enjoy eyes. the art it reall fantastic. don't forget to visit this place.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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213 reviews 213 reviews
55 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This water palace was designed by a Dutch architect back in 1758. Though a large part of the original building was destroyed but you can still see it. Be sure to take a guide with you to give you the history.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Historical and classic white rocks all along the castle. This area separated into several sections, but I only got a chance to explore the entrance and not too far from there. We took photos for fun because the view around was amazing, I can see cloud like in a frame because the square of its rock are symmetrical. Be here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Try to get a guide with you, otherwise, you don't know what you are looking at. Visit the local artist inside of Tamansari, he makes beautiful pieces of local gods, I really forgot the technique he uses, but it is a must buy piece. Go to the rooftops to see the neighbourhood and try the allies that lead directly to... More 

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