The Taman Sari, also known as the Taman Sari Water Castle, was the royal garden for the kingdom of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The name literally means garden of flowers.
Texts have also described it as a water castle. It is said that if the water gates were shut, the entire area could be submerged.
The garden complex is divided into four sections. These include a man made lake with an island, pavilions and a bathing complex. Over the years most parts of the garden were destroyed. Only the bathing complex remains in good condition. In its glory days, the structure was used for several purposes, this included resting, meditation and hiding.Places nearby:
Pinus Pengger: An Excellent Theme of Natural Tourism 12 km / 8 mi
Prambanan Temple: Home Of Hindu Temples Dating Back To The 9th Century AD 16 km / 10 mi
Borobudur Temple: An Indonesian Buddhist Treasure 28 km / 17 mi
Klewer Market, Surkarta: The Batik Centre of Solo City 57 km / 35 mi
Tamansari Gua Sunyaragi: The ancient palace cave of Western Java 233 km / 145 mi