Taman Sari (Water Palace)

Beautiful building that could do with with restora

No pic at the moment -- Sorry!

What we say: 3.5 stars

There's not much to the water palace, but it offers a peek into the opulent lives led by Yogyakarta's royals in times past.

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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  • Small but still it has so much

    18th November, 2010

    A friend and I visited the water palace early September. To us it was the best sight in Yogi town. The Portuguese proved a fine sense of architecture with this one. It appeared like an oases within the town :)

    Taman Sari (Water Palace) reviewed by Secret (2)
    Written on 18th November, 2010, rated 5 out of 5. Visited here in September, 2010

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