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Review of Gumuling Well

Gumuling Well
Ranked #30 of 271 things to do in Yogyakarta
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I wasnt really impressed with this one.. When I was walking down to the underground I expected something a bit better than just going round in a circle and it was done... Nothing really to see.

Thank Cecilie S
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The underground mosque is a network of (empty) tunnels and rooms, including 5 staircases which interlaced. It is part of Taman Sari.

If you stand at the correct place in the tunnel, you can very good acoustic, try clapping and the sound travels far, interesting!

This place is not easy to find, best to have a guide when visiting the Taman Sari to bring you around.

1  Thank mrslye
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a mosque like no other. Apparently it used to open up to the lake that used to be there but is now filled with houses.
It is nice and cool in the heat of the day and well worth a visit... we don't think you'll find another one like this elsewhere.

1  Thank Adventurers049
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I expected to see an actual mosque and what I found was an underground tunnel. Perhaps the mosque-ish part was behind the locked underground gate but for us it was only a tunnel that locals use to get out of the heat for a while. The easiest way to find it is in the back of the water palace.

1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

10 minutes away from Taman Sari yet very difficult to find, this photogenic circular structure can only be reached via a tunnel leading to its central chamber, its five stairs symbolising the five principles of Islam and its acoustics so good for prayers that the sultan once used it as a mosque. But it's rather small and plain, worth a 15-minute visit only if you're in the area. Popular with local teenagers who come here to hang out or play hide-and-seek, its spiritual component has been lost. Entry is free but donation is encouraged to help restore this poorly maintained site.

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