Yogyakarta Palace, Yogyakarta
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, Yogyakarta is indeed fun, but it is certainly very mainstream. Try to visit Yogyakarta Palace (Keraton Yogyakarta) once you are visiting this city. Yogyakarta Palace is one of the famous tourist attractions in Indonesia, and is a very sacred historical building. Although the sultanate officially joined the Republic of Indonesia in 1950, the palace complex is still functioning as a residence for the sultan and his royal household who carry out the imperial tradition to this day.
Founded by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I in 1755, the location of this palace is said to be a former place used to break the procession of the corpses of the kings of Mataram who will be buried in Imogiri (the burial complex of the kings of the Javanese kings). Part of the palace complex is also a museum that stores various collections belonging to the sultanate including various gifts from European kings, replicas of the Palace heirloom, Golden Chariots and Traditional Javanese Gamelan instruments.
In terms of architecture, this palace has the best Javanese palace structure and has several luxurious gathering places (balairung), a vast field and pavilion. In this place you can learn a lot about the history of Yogyakarta and Indonesia, so it is suitable for you who like historical and cultural tours. You can also see firsthand how the palace servants (royal servants) of the Yogyakarta Palace in royal clothing welcomed your arrival, and you can watch art performances that are held every day for tourists. Very interesting!
Yogyakarta Palace is located just south of Alun-alun, northern in the city of Yogyakarta, or only 50 meters from Malioboro Street. Yogyakarta Palace is open for tourists every day from 8 am to 2 pm, but specifically on Friday this place is only open until 12 noon. So make sure you arrive at this place at the right time. Don't forget to take lots of photos to exist on your social media accounts, guaranteed to be sure to become hits and trending!
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