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Address: Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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If you have time.

If you have time the area around the Kraton, including Taman Sari is worth exploring but if you are only in Yogya for a few days give it a miss in favour of the temples around... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you have time the area around the Kraton, including Taman Sari is worth exploring but if you are only in Yogya for a few days give it a miss in favour of the temples around Yogya.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

From Kraton, there were a lot of tricycle drivers asked me to hire them to Taman Sari. I walked and have known that why did they tried to followed me. Taman Sari is about 1 km away from Kraton and free map is not giving fulled detail. However, positive side is I'm getting there through the charming old town neighbor... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We asked at the Keraton how we get to Taman Sari and happened upon a woman who appointed herself our guide. We conversed in my rudimentary Indonesian as she led us through charming, side streets (jalan tikis = mouse streets) to Taman Sari. Just seeing this side of Indonesian life was interesting as she explained that these small houses were... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The 'labyrinth' is the most interesting part. It feels like in the middle of nowhere and been a favorite spot for photography.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Beautiful buildings, helpful guides. Really interesting place to visit and learn some of the history and culture of the area. Easy to find and cheap to enter. Not too busy either so you get to really see everything.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I feel disappointed with institution who taking care of historical place like this. I found so many hand writing in every single wall, both inside and outside building. Staff who work there became paid-guide and this is such as NORMAL. They should take care of small thing like wall or visitor who wash their feet in pool. Visitor littering wherever... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There are plenty of rickshaws offering rides to the palace and taman sari. You can find old pools and underground mosques. The pool used by the wives seemed not that clean. However i liked the story behind it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not worth entering unless you really have a lot of time to spare. Poor upkeep of the place. I suppose that if jogjakarta were to maintain this place well, it will be a great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Like many Indonesian historical sites, this is run down but it's definitely worth a visit when you're in Jogja. Fascinating history.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The water castle was an interesting afternoon out however it is a little run down and the pools were nearly empty. The best thing we saw there was the underground mosque to the side of the castle - really different and worthwhile seeing.

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