Friday, June 10, 2016

Taman Sari or Water Palace in Jogjakarta

Well, after the wonderful palace of the Sultan which left us marvelling, our guide took us to another marvellous water palace for us to marvel

Such a wonderful sultan who has his family and kids at heart, he thought of a watery playground for himself (to choose his wives for some "fun play") for his wives (to frolic) and for his kids (to swim)

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Map of Taman Sari
Taman Sari
Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wikipedia

 ticketing booth!
 beautitul architecture and entrance 
 lots of greenery and arches 
 see, how nmive the entrance is?

 wow..lots of wading, swimming and paddling pools for a happy extended family 

 There are two buildings in the bathing complex. The northernmost building was used as the resting place and changing room for the daughters and concubines of the sultan. On the south side of this building is a pool known as Umbul Muncar. The pool is divided into two by a central pathway (known as Blumbang Kuras) that runs east-west. The next building on the south is a building with a tower in its center. The right wing of the building was used as the sultan's changing room, the east wing was used as his resting place. The central tower was used by the sultan to observe his daughters and concubines bathing in the pool.[18][19]

 while taking selfies, this clueless man stood near us oblivious we are taking family photos!

 we are told this is the sultan's private room and lookout, he will choose his partner from this lookout.
 choose me! choose me!!!
 after choosing he will give a signal, and she will come up to him

 He will be waiting in this private room
 and this is their bed!!!!
hahaha!!!! we are his wife and daughter, not the partner of the moment lah!!!!

after their "private session" he will swim here....his private pool!

 His peephole!!

 Hmmmm....which wife will I choose?????

We have not been chosen so we rest at the REST AREA!!!!!!

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