Taman Sari

Taman Sari information

Location
Yogyakarta , Indonesia
Address
Jl Taman
Prices
admission 7000Rp
Opening hours
8am-3.30pm
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Just southwest of the kraton is this complex, which once served as a splendid pleasure park of palaces, pools and waterways for the sultan and his entourage. It's said that the sultan had the Portuguese architect of this elaborate retreat, built between 1758 and 1765, executed in order to keep his hidden pleasure rooms secret.

The complex, which is also known by its old Dutch name waterkasteel (water castle), was damaged first by Diponegoro’s Java War, and an earthquake in 1865 helped finish the job. While much of what you see today lies in ruins, the bathing pools have been restored.