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Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & The Great UNESCO Temple

Yogyakarta: Palace, Water Castle & The Great UNESCO Temple

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Experience the constant hustle and bustle of Javanese life and tour the city of Yogyakarta. Visit the Sultan's Palace, Taman Sari Water Castle and UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the ancient Borobudur or Prambanan temple on this full-day excursion.

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Duration 12 hours
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  • Visit the home of aristocrats & royalty in Yogyakarta Palace
  • Explore the exquisite ancient royal baths at Taman Sari Water Castle
  • Visit the UNESCO heritage listed Borobudur or Prambanan Temple Compounds
Full description
Explore Yogyakarta, widely renowned as Java's educational center, and see some of the city's most prominent landmarks. Visit the Sultan's Palace, which dates back to the 17th century and is home to the current sultan. You will have 1.5 - 2 hours to spend at the palace before you head to Taman Sari Water Castle. Continue on foot to the neighboring Water Castle and its gardens which was built in the mid-18th century as a resting, workshop, and meditation area for the royal family. After exploring the baths and pools of the complex, leave the city behind and travel to the grandeur Borobodur or Prambanan temple. There will be a stop for lunch before heading to the temple (not included). You will have the option to visit Borobudur which is the world's largest Buddhist temple or to explore and admire the beauty of Prambanan temple. You will have about 2-3 hours to explore the temple before heading back to Yogyakarta.
  • Private transportation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All entrance tickets
  • Parking

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Cash

    Know before you go

    • The Yogyakarta Palace is closed on national and Keraton recognized holidays
    • Your driver/guide will not enter the attractions as you need to hire a local guide directly from the attractions for an extra fee
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 11 reviews

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    Relaxed and enjoyable

    I enjoyed this tour with Tufan as my driver. Got to the sultan's place early so crowds were not big as yet (it was Sunday),wandered around then went to the Tamansari (water palace),interesting but a pity that you get no idea why it is called Flower garden. Did it look likr the Alhambra's Generalife with all its flowers and gardens? It would have been a delight if so but now is only a shadow. After this, the choice was between the Borobudur and Prabanan temples;chose the latter in view of Sunday crowds and wanting to see the other at sunrise. Do visit this temple! Then back to my hotel in the good hands of Tufan. If the thought of being in Indonesian traffic makes your toes curl, don't worry - you can relax on this trip.

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    May 14, 2018

    Vor allem die Prambaran Tempel Anlage ist ein Highlight. Es ist Wahnsinn das einmal zu sehen. Das Wasserschloss war interessant und der Palast, naja, kann man gesehen haben. Es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall das Lunchpaket dazu zubuchen! Lunch und Prambaran Tempel waren ein Highlight!

    June 30, 2022


    Best Guide ever!

    Wir hatten das Glück, dass wir „Ivan“ als Guide hatten. Er konnte perfektes englisch, hatte extrem viel Hintergrundwissen, war authentisch und lustig! Des Weiteren war er flexibel mit Sehenswürdigkeiten so konnten wir zum Beispiel zusätzlich die Chicken Church besuchen. Der Tag war ein voller Erfolg. Wir haben viel gelacht, vieles gesehen und durften extrem viel über die Sehenswürdigkeiten und dem Land lernen. :) Mit Ivan hatten wir den besten Guide den wir je hatten! Eine kleine Kritik: In der Beschreibung steht man besucht beide Tempel. Leider ist das nicht so. Man muss sich für einen von beiden entscheiden.

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    July 3, 2018


    Product ID: 138641