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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Taman Sari Water Palace Reply with quote

Formerly Tamansari was a recreation garden or a resting house for the royal family of Yogyakarta, now functioned for the vacation and meditation for the royal family. The other function is used as hiding place for royal family to defend against the enemy assault.

Tamansari is located about 2 km south of Yogyakarta Palace. It was built by Portuguese architect in European aquatic construction adorned with Javanese Symbolize ornaments. Tamansari was built in the Sultan Hamengku Buwono I period in the end of XVII Century. Tamansari not only just a recreation, but it's also a compound of bathing pool, canals, rooms and extremerly large swimming pool (if the canals opened).

Tamansari is an interesting place to visit in Yogyakarta. Besides the location is very closed to the Sultan palace, Tamansari has it owned speciality in attraction reflecting in some unimpaired ancient building and its atmosphere as the main tourist object of Yogyakarta.

The Tamansari complex consists of:

The Sacred Room
There is the sacred place in the complex showing a separated building, which once functioned as a hermitage place for the Sultan and his family.

The Bathing Pool
This part was formerly a pleasure place for the royal family. Consists of two bathing pool that are separated with a 2-storey building. From this building the Sultan watched all the women swimming in the outer pool. Then he might ask some of them to accompany him into the inner pool. The water sprouts from a forming animal statue into the pool. The pool is also adorned with some big flowerpot.

Kenanga or Cemeti Island
This artificial island is a high building used as resting room and reconnoitering place. This will be the only building surfaced when the canals opened and the water over flew this area. From the higher place it looks like lotus floating in the middle of big pool. This island also houses Sumur Gemuling and some underground tunnels. Sumur Gemuling is building constructed in circle such a well (Javanese: sumur) where some rooms formerly used as praying room. The tunnels in this area were underground passageways to the Sultan palace. The legend says about secret tunnel connecting to the south sea (Indian Ocean) where Nyai Roro Kidul or the Queen of the South has her palace. The supernatural Queen becomes the wife of Yogyakarta Sultan for many generations. These secret tunnels are gateway to the world where the Sultan meeting is supernatural wife.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tamansari is a popular tourist destination in Yogyakarta, because of its convenient location to the city center and Pasar Ngasem (Ngasem Marketplace). The onlyhigh speed internet way to get around Tamansari is by walking, which makes the place more enjoyable and gives more opportunities to enjoy the various tropical vegetations, local community houses, and batik galleries.

Tamansari is a witness of yesterday's charm in the midst of today's creative life. The ruin is well maintained, Web Hostingand the houses are clean, since the site is a tourist destination. The neighborhood residents take care of the place as well as maintain the safety and cleanliness of the place.

As a visitor, there are so many options, from taking the tour of the used-to-be garden, to visiting local artistsí galleries. Visitors can enjoy the city's view on top of the location, and can visit Pasar Ngasem at the end of the journey.

People around Tamansari are helpful and friendly, they are accustomed to visitors and tourists. The local pride can be seen through their daily life and through the galleries. Ratio of local visitors and tourists: 40:60.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: Taman Sari Water Palace Reply with quote

ablteam wrote:
Formerly Tamansari was a recreation garden or a resting house for the royal family of Yogyakarta, now functioned for the vacation and meditation for the royal family. The other function is used as hiding place for royal family to defend against the enemy assault.

Tamansari is located about 2 km south of Yogyakarta Palace. It was built by Portuguese architect in European aquatic construction adorned with Javanese Symbolize ornaments. Tamansari was built in the Sultan Hamengku Buwono I period in the end of XVII Century. Tamansari not only just a recreation, but it's also a compound of bathing pool, canals, rooms and extremerly large swimming pool (if the canals opened).

Tamansari is an interesting place to visit in Yogyakarta. Besides the location is very closed to the Sultan palace, Tamansari has it owned speciality in attraction reflecting in some unimpaired ancient building and its atmosphere as the main tourist object of Yogyakarta.

The Tamansari complex consists of:

The Sacred Room
There is the sacred place in the complex showing a separated building, which once functioned as a hermitage place for the Sultan and his family.

The Bathing Pool
This part was formerly a pleasure place for the royal family. Consists of two bathing pool that are separated with a 2-storey building. From this building the Sultan watched all the women swimming in the outer pool. Then he might ask some of them to accompany him into the inner pool. The water sprouts from a forming animal statue into the pool. The pool is also adorned with some big flowerpot.

Kenanga or Cemeti Island
This artificial island is a high building used as resting room and reconnoitering place. This will be the only building surfaced when the canals opened and the water over flew this area. From the higher place it looks like lotus floating in the middle of big pool. This island also houses Sumur Gemuling and some underground tunnels. Sumur Gemuling is building constructed in circle such a well (Javanese: sumur) where some rooms formerly used as praying room. The tunnels in this area were underground passageways to the Sultan palace. The legend says about secret tunnel connecting to the south sea (Indian Ocean) where Nyai Roro Kidul or the Queen of the South has her palace. The supernatural Queen becomes the wife of Yogyakarta Sultan for many generations. These secret tunnels are gateway to the world where the Sultan meeting is supernatural wife.


Thank you for such a detailed report on a place that is worth visiting while I am there in December. There is so much history behind this that I am definitely putting Yogyakarta on my list of must see destinations
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