Taman Sari Water Castle: Back to 18th Century Vacation
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[:en]Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place. About 10 minute from Kraton. A great white gate with birds and flowering foliage ornament decoration welcomes us before entering the site. It feels like we are back in 18th century, the site make us wonder how did the people build these building.

Taman Sari consisted of four distinct areas: a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the center, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. Today only the central bathing complex is well preserved, while the other areas have been largely occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement. After entering the gate we will see the place where princess of sultan took bath. One word, beautiful. It is decorated like a modern swimming pool but it has gate and great wall that’s make private. It feels so classic and mysterious. Why? Because Taman Sari also has a lot of tunnels that connects one site to another. It was also said to be connected to Yogyakarta Palace. The beautiful parts of Tamansari are not only the swimming pool and tunnels. It also has European building style which is combined with Javanese ornament. It is better to have a local guide to accompany us so we know the history of Taman Sari. We will not only get the historical story of Taman sari but also the hidden meaning of the ornament, building and the mysterious tunnels.

So remember, when take vacation Yogyakarta, stop by at this beautiful old water castle to discover more the history of ancient Java.

 

source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Sari_(Yogyakarta)[:ID]Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place. About 10 minute from Kraton. A great white gate with birds and flowering foliage ornament decoration welcomes us before entering the site. It feels like we are back in 18th century, the site make us wonder how did the people build these building.

Taman Sari consisted of four distinct areas: a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the center, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. Today only the central bathing complex is well preserved, while the other areas have been largely occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement. After entering the gate we will see the place where princess of sultan took bath. One word, beautiful. It is decorated like a modern swimming pool but it has gate and great wall that’s make private. It feels so classic and mysterious. Why? Because Taman Sari also has a lot of tunnels that connects one site to another. It was also said to be connected to Yogyakarta Palace. The beautiful parts of Tamansari are not only the swimming pool and tunnels. It also has European building style which is combined with Javanese ornament. It is better to have a local guide to accompany us so we know the history of Taman Sari. We will not only get the historical story of Taman sari but also the hidden meaning of the ornament, building and the mysterious tunnels.

So remember, when take vacation in Yogyakarta, stop by at this beautiful old water castle to discover more the history of ancient Java.

source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Sari_(Yogyakarta)[:]

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