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Water Castle (Tamansari)

Jl. Taman, Kraton | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #18 of 61 attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a guide (which seemd obligatory..?) but we didn't regret because learning about the pools for womes and kids and the private one for the Sultan, and how he picked his wife for the night etc made it all even more interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really??! This is listed as a destination? The place is poorly maintained, the pools had a foot of water in them, and the bottom is covered in green algae. Absolutely nothing to see here. Don't waste your time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You should not feel bad about missing out on this one. The place is not well maintained, the paint which had been put there after the 2006 earthquake has become aged and the pools probably weren't cleaned in a year. Our guide, without whom the entire visit would have been totally in vain, said that UNESCO has plans to renovate... More

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Sleman, Indonesia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Try to visit at the early morning (at 10am), or near the closing time (2pm) to get some space. Very cowded and can't capture some photos. This place also cheap to visit, so it's recommended.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I can see a big signage information related the museum, but I can't bring suitable brochure for some colleague in my office. For sure I will suggest them to come and see

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are ink ove with all things Yogyakarta then you must go to Taman Sari. It is always in need of restoration, even when it has been down. This is due to the perils of acidic rain when the volcano is very active. Even so, it is beautiful and interesting. A wander through the streets nearby is also well... More

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Interesting and quite peaceful but found it (eventually) hilarious to visit a water castle on the wettest day they had in years... lucky us! Architecture interesting and atmospheric

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is fun to see in what wealth the sultan used to live. Two pools for his children and his 40 (!?) wives and a private pool for himself. I think it is a pity that it is not as well maintained as some other buildings in yogya seem to be. One guy offered us to be our guide for... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was only able to explore thanks to a local non-authorised guide, the type we are strongly advised to avoid ! to reach the place one goes through labyrinths of narrow streets, some of the better views are accessible only in private gardens. Ideally, if I had more time, would have tried to explore on my own

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Bandung, Indonesia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was in tamansari and it nice to see artefak andachitecture of building there. But in main destination, it look like dirty. It is oke for me but not good for the other. Oh ya, dont forget to see mural on the street wall after visited taman sari. On the way back before main road.

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