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Address: Jl. Taman, Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
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Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
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Worth a Visit, Need a Good Guide

This place is difficult to find and even more difficult to navigate without a guide because its once empty spaces and surrounding areas are now filled with public houses. Make... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ginomempin
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Huntly, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and impressive monuments in the centre of the city. Worth taking your time to explore and then delving into the old town.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is difficult to find and even more difficult to navigate without a guide because its once empty spaces and surrounding areas are now filled with public houses. Make sure you have a guide (a legitimate guide!) when you visit Taman Sari so that you won't get lost and also so that someone can explain the significance and purpose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entrance Fee is 15K for adults. At the beginning of the visit an mostly english speaking Guide came by, offering his Tour for free as he is in Training. He explained the buildings to me, but wanted to go through a little to quick. The place of course is not so perfect as on the pics, but of course worth... More 

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Thank Christian B
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This more like a castle consist of two big pool for the royal ((Sultan) family of Yogyakarta, this site was build 1758 M, said this palace is for Queen and concubines to take a bath. History said that all will gather in the pool and King will throw a flower to the pool from second floor and who get the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Done.This is a subsidary of photographs taken for your reference of Water Castle in Yokyakarta which I had given review earlier on.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Water Castle on July 18th.,2016(monday), we found that the frontage still remains the Historic Sign of the Landmark and it is still attractive whereby interior left all the broken stones and darkness of the scene which are not maintained properly to attract the tourists.We feel pity it is mentioned as world unesco but it is not taken care... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had some extra time before our flight, so we decided to visit this palace. It's not kept very well and is a bit small. It was the palace for the Sultan's concubines. There is another section, with an underground mosque, which we didn't go to see as it was extremely hot and we didn't want to walk anymore.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting enough building, but the guide mostly pointed to things and then stayed in the shade saying "you go walk there, climb that, I'll wait here". Buy a ticket, do some googling but don't bother with the guide.

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Thank GaoAnTian
Jakarta, Indonesia
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have limited time in the city and wants to visit as many heritage sites as you can, then you must visit this.

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Thank Danaprawira
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice visit to understand how Sultans picked one of there wives to enjoy swimming with him. You climb the tower like the Sultan and trow a flower to one of the bathing wives. The invited wive could than cross over to his private swimming pool. Enjoy the dream.

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