Taman Sari Yogyakarta Java

by - May 30, 2019

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Yogyakarta is one of the cities in Indonesia that is still very thick with culture. Therefore, in this city it is still very easy to find various historical locations and cultural locations that are still being cared for until now. As a nation that respects our native culture, there is nothing wrong if we try the Taman Sari Yogyakarta historical tour for the next holiday.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

In visiting the historical tourism of Taman Sari Yogyakarta, we must understand its history. This Taman Sari building is a building that was originally made for a stopover, a hiding place to medieval places of kings in Yogyakarta. Therefore some Taman Sari buildings are in accordance with these objectives.

This historical Taman Sari Yogyakarta tourist building was built by Tumenggung Mangundipura on the orders of the first Sultan Hamengkubuwana who was the first king of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Tumenggung Mangundipura was asked to go to Batavia to study the architecture of the building in Batavia there.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

That is the reason why the Taman Sari Yogyakarta historical tourism still has a European architectural style even though it is in Java. The construction of the Taman Sari Palace in the 18th century was completed during the second Sultan Hamengkubawan by producing 59 buildings in the form of a king's residence, a mosque, and a bathing pool for women and ladies in waiting.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Although it has European architectural influences, in its development, Tumenggung Mangundipura still has Javanese philosophy in it. As in the west gate, which is called Gedhong Gapura Hageng, which abandoned Java at that time with Javanese words, namely Lajering Kembag Sinesep Peksi, it means 1691 Javanese calendar or 1765 AD.

Function of Taman Sari Yogyakarta

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Taman Sari is divided into four locations, namely the artificial lake Segaran to the west and the Bathing Complex called Umbul Binangun on the south side of Lake Segaran. Whereas the third area that has now been lost is the Ledok Sari Market and the Garjitawati pond located south of the bathing complex and the fourth is Internship.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Taman Sari is a witness to Indonesian history since it was completed. Taman Sari was actively used by the Sultanate in 1765 to 1812. When the British Army invaded Yogyakarta, it was seen that several locations in Taman Sari were severely damaged. While during the Java War which lasted between 1825 and 1830, Taman Sari was abandoned by the Sultanate.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Not only that, in 1867 there was also a great earthquake in Yogyakarta which also damaged buildings in Taman Sari. What appeared to be devastated was the Kenongo building which appeared in a photograph in the 19th century. In addition, in the area around Taman Sari, the Segaran lake was also dried up and covered with shrubs.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Now Taman Sari is a tourist location called Kampung Taman which is managed by the local government. In the historical tourism complex of Taman Sari Yogyakarta, there are 2700 residents who use migrants or visit tourists as livelihoods.

Taman Sari Myth Yogyakarta

 Hallway through Translucent Underground Water to the South Coast

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Many myths and rumors spread in the community that there is an underground passage known as the hallway Sumur Gumuling which has an extraordinary length.

In fact, many residents around the Taman Sari location believe that if followed by the tip of the Gumuling Well Hallway, it will penetrate into the South Coast. It is said that there were people who entered the Hall of the Gumuling Well and walked on without realizing it had arrived at Parangtritis Beach

Myth of  Hallway Sumur Gumuling
Some believe that the Gumuling Well Hall in the Taman Sari Yogyakarta is a meeting place between Ratu Pantai Selatan, Nyi Roro Kidul and the Sultan.

Taman Sari Yogyakarta Historical Tourism

Ticket : 5,000 IDR Local Tourism, 12,000 IDR Foreign Tourism, 2,000 IDR Camera Ticket.
How to get there : From Malioboro Jogja Street, head south past the Kilometer Zero Point and the POS Office then head south towards the North Square of the Palace.
Operational Hours : Monday-Sunday, 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

You May Also Like

0 comments