Taman Sari

Taman Sari

exploring the extraordinary (former royal) water palace in Yogyakarta

Location: 

Taman Sari Yogyakarta, Patehan, Kraton, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Duration: 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Taman Sari: water castle and former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta 
  2. Masjid Sumur: extraordinary underground mosque right next to the water palace
  3. Buildings: a bathing complex, gates and some courtyards from the 18th century 
  4. Artworks: so much street arts and creative workshops in the small back streets
  5. Yogyakarta: visiting the cultural and creative capital of Indonesiainfo-icon and Java

Image sources

  1. Taman Sari, the unique water palace
  2. Local artwork with dragon and owl
  3. Indonesian girls taking pictures
  4. Gate to the bathing complex
  5. Deep blue pond in the center

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