Sightseeing in Yogyakarta: The Taman Sari Water Castle - Vikingess Voyages

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sightseeing in Yogyakarta: The Taman Sari Water Castle

From this window the Sultan had a good view of the main pools, along with his concubines.
On our second day in Yogyakarta we went to see the Taman Sari water castle which dates back to the mid 18th century. The word Taman can mean garden or park, and Sari has the meaning of beautiful or flower. Most famous is the royal family's bathing complex, the Umbul Pasiraman, which also is the only part of Taman Sari which is well preserved. In this bathing complex the Sultan himself used to sit and watch his beautiful concubines bathe from the central tower. Below are some of my pictures from our visit:
Entering Taman Sari
One of the statues in the castle
The main pool of Taman Sari
In front of the main pool
As a final note: If you are planning to visit Indonesia in the future, then Yogyakarta is perhaps the place we visited that I would recommend the most so far on our trip. We had a really good time here, and besides our day trip around the city we also enjoyed visiting the famous temples Prambanan and Borobudur just outside the city too.

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