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Day thirteen

Taman Sari Water Palace - Keraton Yogyakarta

With another temple visit scheduled tomorrow, we decided to explore the city of Yogyakarta today, starting with Taman Sari Water Palace

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Taman Sari is the royal garden of the former Sultanate of Yogyakarta.

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Of the many different areas and buildings, only the pool complex survived.

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Wandering through the surrounding neigborhood we were guided by the locals to another part of the complex, a building that was used as a mosque.

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You can reach it by descending into a tunnel that runs below the street.

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Speaking about street, there's a lot of cool graffiti on the Yogyakarta streets.

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Popping out of the little alleyways we were right across from the royal palace called Keraton Yogyakarta, where for some reason they had a lot of chickens.

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The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family.

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Our third stop of the day was the Fort Vredeburg Museum, a museum about the struggle of independency of Indonesia. Unfortunately for us it was school trip day, which meant tons of children wanting a photo. (we managed to dogde most of them, but at the cost of not beeing able to take photo's ourselves).

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We also figured out why children want our photo, aparently it's to proof to their teacher they spoke English with a foreigner, earning them extra credit.

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