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Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
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go only with a local guide

i was asking a local person how to get to the water castle from the sultan palace & he volunteered to show me. he walked me around, through the ruins while explaining to me the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations going here but it is poorly maintained and looks very run down and not very attractive. I wouldn't recommend it as a must for travelers :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

i was asking a local person how to get to the water castle from the sultan palace & he volunteered to show me. he walked me around, through the ruins while explaining to me the history of the place. usually i don't like or trust people to walk with them like that but i felt safe (i am an older... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a pity that this historical heritage is poorly managed. It does not look like as in the photos shared by previous visitors. The entry was cheap, only IDR. 5k for domestic tourists. The water castle itself was dirty. There are a lot of houses built alongside the building that confused me when getting around. The ticketing counter didn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Whatever you have seen in the pictures will not be the same when you go and see it with your own eyes. The place is not maintain very well and the pool is somehow looks dirty.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Include this place and the Sultan's palace only if you have plenty of time to laze around in Jogja. Even though there is some history behind this, it is not at all maintained with dirty water in the lakes. Pls do not be fooled by the published photos - they are all edited ones

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

a little water castle where you can walk around but not well maintained ;it takes like an hour to visit include the underground mosque which is very close to just do not get lost . the architecture is not bad but it could be boring for some but i could set for a time traveling through the time and hiding... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There's nothing here to admire. Really a boring and a dull place. The place was not well maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My 1st impression was, this must been one amazing palace back then. Even though it is already tired-looking place it's still worth to visit, especially if the staff already clean the pool. Tips: do use the official tour guide (they wear 'kesultanan' badges), they're friendly, speak adequate english, most of all you could help the local also since they have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Taman Sari or Water Castle was recreation center of the Sultan. It had a large artificial lake with islands with Bathing area. Today however you can see only the bathing area and the surrounding is a housing colony. It's occupants are the descendants of the workers who built it for the Sultan. It is not maintained very well. I had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I was really disappointed with the water castle. These historical ruins are being used as a hangout point for teenagers, and a football pitch for children!! I was told by a local guide that Unesco are funding a renovation of the castle, yet local boys were kicking a football around and no one was stopping them, not even the guides.... More 

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Address: Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Yogyakarta

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