PLACES OF INTEREST
|Taman Sari Water Castle|
means beautiful park. The Water Castle was built in 1757 by Sultan
Hamengkubuwono I to the West of the Kraton. He created a new style that was a mixture
of Javanese and Portuguese architecture. The area around the park eastward until the city
quarter is called Suryoputran. Segaran is Javanese word meaning
of artificial sea'.
The Water Castle is located in the older part of the city within walking distance from the Bird Market.
|A number of batik workshops line the avenue leading to the pleasure garden's entrance.|
|Kalasan Temple (Buddhism Temple)|
|This unique Buddhist temple is located to the east of Yogyakarta, is about 16 km, on the South side of the main road between Yogyakarta and Solo. It was built in honour of the marriage between King Pancapana of the Sanjaya Dynasty and a Princess of the Cailendra Dynasty, named Dyah Pramudya Wardhani. It is beautifully ornamented with well carved reliefs and coated with "vajralepa", a yellowish material made from the sap of a certain tree.|
|The vajralepa functions as an adhesive and as protection against mildew, and at the same time, refines the carvings. This temple is 24 m high and its base built in the form of a Greek Cross.|