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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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One of the places you'd go to if you had nothing else to do. One of the caretakers can take you around.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Keraton Palace is not that grand (or what's left of it). However the Water Castle, even though a bit sparse, gives a different tempo to all that visiting. The greenish pools of water with the observing tower stands unique amongst the others. Inside one of the compounds, there's a small art gallery. A wayang kulit artisan hammers on a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the places you'd go to if you had nothing else to do. One of the caretakers can take you around.

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The name sounds better than the place actually is. It's a relatively small complex of courtyards (with pools), underground passages and a few rooms. It is poorly maintained, some walls are suffering from damp and it is not very clear (poor curatorial discipline) which parts are restored/re-created and which parts are original. The water in the pools are green with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went back from my trip last night. It was a great visit to Taman sari with a guide. Artistic village. Great structure. We went before the opening hour so we went in with a guide from side entrance and pay ticket on our way out. Can see the 1&2 sultan really enjoying their life with pools sauna , dance and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

You could get wrong when you see nothing from entrance because the water castle will found in the hidden secret place. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton Yogyakarta. You can come at 9 am till 3 pm. The place is fascinating and has secret tunnels. I hope to find treasure inside the tunnels... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When i saw this place, this place good to take a picture for pra wedding. Full of art, unique. If you like culture of jogja, you have to come here. Feel excited!!!

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It's under construction during my visit, hence there's nothing there. I like the cafe nearby though.

Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a luck to visit the place in the morning so without crowds. It was a lovely, relaxing walk through this complex of pavilions and pools. It's a real pity that this place is not very well maintained.

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After renovation, the bathing complex looks fabulous. I could imagine on King and Queen take and enjoy a bath there. The surrounding complex is nice too, you could feel Javanese culture by taking strolls within the complex.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The water castle consists out of 2 water pools. Sadly there was almost no water in it and the water in the pools was not that clean. It'd okay to visit this place. Don't expect to much...

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