Historical Tourism: Visit Taman Sari, Remnants of the Glories of Past Civilizations


The Fragrant Garden (26).JPG | Tamansari Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Photo by Zelfeni Wimra

Tamansari Ngayogyakarta is also called "The Fragrant Garden". This destination is the site of a former park or palace palace of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace built during the time of Sultan Hamengku Buwono I (HB I) in 1758-1765 / 9.

The Fragrant Garden (24).JPG | Tamansari Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Photo by Zelfeni Wimra

Initially, the park which got the title "The Fragrant Garden" has an area of ​​more than 10 hectares with around 57 buildings in the form of buildings, bathing pools, suspension bridges, water canals, as well as artificial lakes and artificial islands and underwater passageways. The garden, which was used effectively between 1765-1812, initially stretched from the southwest of the Kedhaton complex to the southeast of the M Merchant complex.

The Fragrant Garden (33).JPG | At this time, the only remnants of Taman Sari that can be seen are in the southwest of the Kedhaton complex. | Tamansari Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Photo by Zelfeni Wimra

That said, Taman Sari was built in the former old palace, Pesanggrahan Garjitawati, which was founded by Susuhunan Paku Buwono II as a resting place for horse-drawn carriages going to Imogiri. As the leader of the Taman Sari development project, Tumenggung Mangundipuro was appointed. All development costs will be borne by the Regent of Madiun, Tumenggung Prawirosentiko, along with all his people. Therefore the Madiun area is exempt from taxation. In the midst of the development the project leader was taken over by Prince Notokusumo, after Mangundipuro resigned. Although officially as a royal garden, some buildings indicate that Taman Sari functions as the last bastion if the palace is attacked by enemies. It is said that one of the architects of this royal garden was a Portuguese better known as Demang Tegis.

The Fragrant Garden (28).JPG | Tamansari Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Photo by Zelfeni Wimra

Taman Sari Complex can be divided into at least 4 parts. The first part is an artificial lake located to the west. The next part is the building located in the south of the artificial lake, including the Umbul Binangun Bath. The third part is Pasarean Ledok Sari and Garjitawati Pond which is located south of the second part. The last part is the eastern part of the first and second parts and extends eastward to the southeast of the Magang complex.

The Fragrant Garden (30).JPG | Tamansari Yogyakarta, Indonesia | Photo by Zelfeni Wimra

Traveling to Yogyakarta, is not perfect if you have not tested the exotic Tamansari. Please invite and come with your family and loved ones here.


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