Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Taman Sari Water Castle

After experiencing the wonderful Taman Sari Underground Mosque, we were off to see another beautiful Indonesian structure, the Taman Sari Water Castle.

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The Sultanate of Yogyakarta started building the Taman Sari Water Castle in the mid-18th century.  Although one can see that it has already deteriorated, I can still see that it was once a total beauty.

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According to our guide, this pool was where the members of the royal family would have girls over from whom they can choose  to spend the night with.

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They would spend time in the sauna room.  And, near this spot is the staircase where the male members of the royal family would stay to check the girls out.

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After our short tour of the place, we went to their sort of backyard, where we saw artists working on Indonesian crafts.

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Here’s also where we saw non-locals resting under the tree to refresh. Cool!

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Because of the scorching heat of the sun, Angge, Kuya Anton, and I opted to rest for a while. Just before we headed to Cokelat Monggo that Angge added to our itinerary on the day we arrived in Jogjakarta. :)

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