Timings : 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Situated close to the Kraton Palace, Taman Sari was initially constructed as a garden for the Sultan of Yogyakarta in the 18th century. It includes elegant gardens and pools and is a peculiar structure that is believed to have underground tunnels that connect it ti the Indian ocean. Originally it was constructed as a large artificial lake with island, a bathing complex and a complex structure of pavilions and small pools along with a lake. At this point, however only the bathing pool remains while the rest of the structures have been usurped under the Kampung settlement.
Some of its original functions were be a meditative spot and a hiding place for the royal family. However, currently just the mosque, resting and washing space, and underground passages are open to visitors. With its mix of eastern and western style of architecture, this exceptional getaway of the royal family hold intrigue and beauty.
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