Taman Sari (Water Palace)

Beautiful building that could do with with restora

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What we say: 3.5 stars

The small complex hosts several bathing pools, canals, as well as rooms used for leisure and relaxation by the Sultan and his family — and also, allegedly, secret rooms for his concubines. No swimming is allowed, not matter how tempting the water looks.

The European-styled complex, built in the 1750s and adorned with Javanese motifs, has the potential to be jawdropping, if only more funds were spent on restoration. There are also a number of small batik galleries nearby.

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Opening Hours: Daily 8am - 3.30pm
Last updated: 20th October, 2010

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