Visiting Artistics Place in Tamansari Water Castle
In Jogja, Tamansari Water Castle is the most artistic buildings. You will be know all of this
building in this article in some aspects and characteristics.
The Unique Characteristics Of Tamansari Water Castle
Its place has a unique decoration. The style design is a combination of Javanese and Portugis
type. This landmark of the buildings has different characteristics with the other main
building. Based on the side of artistic and functional value, the water place is the main part
of this castle. Those a reason why this castle has the name of Tamansari Water Castle.
Tamansari also becomes the main part of Jogjakarta Palace.
A Short History Of Tamansari
Tamansari Water Castle was built in Sultan Hamengku Buwono I era ( start from 1758 into
1765). It had the function in the last Pakubuwono era such as the resting place for horse
cart, the last fortress from their enemies. Tamansari is decorated by Demang Tegis. He is an
architect who has a half nation from Portugis. Those the reason why Tamansari has a
combination design in Portugis and Javanese.
The Part Of Tamansari
If you visit Tamansari, you can go to the other part of the water places. Those places are the
imitation lake and island. It located on the west side. Next, Umbul Binangun bathing places
built on the south of imitation lake. In the south area, the pool of Garjitawati and Pasarean
Ledok Sari. There is any other imitation pool again in the east area. Now, you can see the
remaining buildings in the west area.
Artistic Art In Tamansari View
In the gate of Tamansari, you will find some ornaments with beautiful reliefs. You also see
the blue clear pool, but you must not bath and swim in that pool. The pools are Umbul
Pamuncar for the mistress kingdom, Umbul Kawitan for the princesses and Umbul Panguras
only for a king. That pools are decorated with beautiful ponds on dragon head shape.
The Gates In Tamansari
Tamansari has the artistic gates. First is the gates of Gapura Panggung. These gates only
use for Sultan and his family. From this gate, Sultan watched the landmark of the pool and
the variety of flowers on the top. Next, the gates of Gapura Agung that has the function to
the stopped place for King and the family’s cart. It has an ornament of flowers and bird
You can visit more artistic places in Tamansari such as Sumur Gumuling and Underground
Mosque. You can make a memorable photo in those places.
Therefore, you may not back home from Jogja before visit Tamansari Water Castle.