Tamansari Water CastleJl. Ngasem
Submitted by: Dyah Kartikawening
A water garden that was built in 1758 and remains a dynamic and traditional neighborhood.
What Makes Tamansari Water Castle a Great Place?Tamansari is a popular tourist destination in Yogyakarta, because of its convenient location to the city center and Pasar Ngasem (Ngasem Marketplace). The only 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, and 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 artists’ 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.