‘Isn’t she beautiful, a man whispers beside us.’
My feet touch the ground and I feel warm. This beautiful building really made an impact on me.
With her tall and pointed architecture over forty-seven meters high, she overrules a large complex of individual temples.
As we know, Indonesia is well known for her extraordinary temples but Prambanan is not only the most beautiful, she’s also the largest Hindu temple-site in Indonesia and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.
‘A colourful culture, the brightest of smiles and sunrises that peak through beautiful branches as she slowly rises.’
The royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta; Tamansari.
The name Taman Sari comes from the Javanese words taman, meaning a ‘garden’ and sari, which means ‘beautiful’.
It’s also known as the Water Castle, as by shutting the watergates the complex would be completely immersed in water, leaving tall structures standing out.
This water castle is built in the mid eighteenth century, originally to be a defence, meditation, and hiding area.