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Address: Jln. Taman, Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
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Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
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the place is confusing

the water castle is located in kampung wisata (village) which become 1 with local house. The water castle is easy to find however there are several places that located arround... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
ameliasugianto
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most peaceful spot with lovely carvings, an underground mosque that could be used as a bunker , the view from the top is panoramic, interesting place to visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the water castle is located in kampung wisata (village) which become 1 with local house. The water castle is easy to find however there are several places that located arround water castle which is really hard to find without guide :(. They give us a booklet however no map and no street sign there..

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london
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is very difficult to find in between narrow streets of Yogyakarta. Forget finding any sign to tell you which way to go and prepared to be followed by local guides (not sure whether they are genuine these who can meet on the way to the water castle, not these you can hire at the entrance to it). Inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place full of history. Don't hesitate to walk around and get lost in the "village" around the water castle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love culture it's one of the must places to visit while you in Yogjakarta. There's so many lovely old guides they will give you pretty smile even you just look at them!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The interesting fact is the underground passage which originally serves as an "escape route", which is now sealed off.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Water Castle or Tamansari is my favourite part of the Kraton visit. Take a guide though, if you want to understand why the history was built, or discover other secret places nearby, such as the Underground Mosque, etc.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its ok to visit if u have nothing better to do. Better skip it and do something more entertaining or adventures

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 18th century, this royal bathhouse is located south of the Kraton. It consist of lakes, pavilions and a bathhouse complex. Only the bathhouse has been preserved and restored while the other areas have been settled by villages. It must have been lavish and opulent in its heydays.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very hot. Bring water. History is amazing here. We found it helpful to have a guide with us to explain everything. We walked around for about 2 hours before moving onto the next destination. We got to try some puppet-making, saw some AMAZING batik art (and purchased a few - note that it takes 30-60 days to paint some of... More 

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