Taman Sari – the Sultan’s Water Castle. The Javanese Sultan would watch his concubines bathe in this pool and then choose one.
A Walk Around Kampung Taman – the neighborhood around Taman Sari.
Kampung Taman is famous for having a lot of Batik makers. Here is one I encountered.
The underwater tunnel entrance to Gumuling Well in Taman Sari. This reminds me of the 80s movie, Labyrinth.
Inside Gumuling Well.
Also inside Gumuling Well.
Sunrise behind the Borobudur Buddhist Temple – the temple is peaking through the clouds.
The highest realm of Borobudur Temple. This temple represents the universe as interpreted by Buddhists. The lowest level represents the realm of earthy desires. Pictured is the realm of formlessness. The highest realm is reached only by the most enlightened individuals, usually after several reincarnations.
Stupas in Borobudur. Most of these stupas contain Buddha figures inside.
A Muslim girl in Prambanan Hindu Temple.
The Prambanan Hindu Temple. If you look closely in the center there’s a girl posing with a yellow umbrella.