Taman Sari Water Castle

You almost wish you were somewhere else that day. The sun was high that day and as my skin felt the pang of sunshine, I craved badly for water to gush through my throat. But as I went here, I put those complaints at the back of my mind for a while because that jewel of a place is most beautiful under the sun. Taman Sari Water Castle. In 1765, the Sultan Hamengku Buwono I requested the help of a Portuguese architect to build him water gardens, hidden in the Keraton area of Yogyakarta. Tamansari means perfumed garden and the area is over 12,600 acres consisting of pools, a bathing complex and artificial lakes along with a collection of 59 buildings. As I walked around in awe, I almost felt […]

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