Water Castle (Tamansari), Yogyakarta

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Head to Water Castle (Tamansari) to view royal buildings and pleasure gardens designed for regal relaxation. Built under the command of Sultan Hamengkubuwono I as a house of rest and entertainment for the royal family, the ample grounds and buildings today function as a cultural center and museum of local history. The bathing areas that give the complex its name provide a fascinating perspective on the life of Sultans. Today the site offers walking routes and a good introduction to local history, with information panels and guided tours available. Use our Yogyakarta vacation planner to arrange your visit to Water Castle (Tamansari) and other attractions in Yogyakarta.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Worth the visit if you have some time left in yogyakarta but it's not that spectacular. A lot of tourists and the place is not very well maintained. They explain if they was the bath of the sultan but...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Although very brief, I enjoyed my visit. I got a bit turned around, but I still enjoyed seeing the architecture and history associated with the castle.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    As for the Palace, it can visit but will not leave you an unforgettable... Just for the ride.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Cozy and comfort place for tourism to stay for grabbing some meals and baverages. The meals are great and delicious. The place is near by water castle place and also suitable for go alone and group. Very artistic design cafe where there are many arts and photos and unique woods. The owner also nice and friendly but they just open until late afternoon around at 5 or 7 pm.
  • June 30, 2017
    I called this place as a literally homey cafe.. as a stop after sunny walking in Jogja, you can enjoy some unique foods, cold beer, fresh juice, and friendly artistic owner.. enjoy the moment here and listen the owner play accoustic guitar..
  • August 24, 2017
    Sirsak juice went down a treat. Very chilled place
  • June 18, 2017
    Honest owner and authentic cafe. Really like their food, it's simple but fresh. If only the tour guide is as honest as Pak Kompi (the owner of this cafe). Thanks a lot Pak, sukses selalu!
  • July 16, 2017
    Very nice and interesting coffee shoo and restaurant, very polite personal :-)

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Where to stay in Yogyakarta

The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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