Visits

In the city:

Kraton of Sultan palace :
Abdi Dalem Kraton

Built Beetween 1756 and 1790, the Kraton is a wonderful example of traditional Javanese architecture. In the gift room you’ll find presents from late King Boudewijn of Belgium as well as from many other kings and presidents. The Sultan Palace is located in the city center and opens daily from 8h00 till 13h00 (Friday 8h00 till 11h00). On a regularly basis you can enjoy performances of dance, wayang and gamelan. Ask the reception for an up-to-date schedule. English guides available. Small contribution for the use of camera.

Pendopo Kraton

Pasar ngasem or birdmarket :
Pasar Ngasem
A labyrinth of small alleys with all kinds of exotic birds (with dozens in a small cage), chickens, cats, dogs and other animals; a place to be avoided by members of the animal protection. Free admission.

Waterpalace of Taman Sari :
A garden of delight situated in the vicinity of the birdmarket, that was used by the sultan. It consists of submerged waterpools, connected through subterranean passages.
English speaking guides available.

Jalan Malioboro :
The main street of Yogya, an inexhaustible source of stands with the most bizarre objects. Bargaining is a must. Beware of pickpockets and ‘guides’………
Here you can also find supermarkets mostly with clothing.
In the south, there’s a covered market where y can buy almost anything (especially batik).
On Saturdaynights it is crawling with people!
After 9 p.m. the stands make room for ‘foodstalls’.
Highly recommended.

Wayang Golek – Wayang Kulit – Ramayana ballet:
wayangkulit

During your stay you should certainly become acquainted with wayang golek (threedimensional wooden puppet), wayang kulit (flat, leather puppet, the so-called shadow puppet play) and/or the Ramayana ballet (classic Javanese dances, with or without a dinner).
Further information about places and time can be obtained at the reception.

This list only contains the most important places worth seeing. Those who have more time will certainly discover other special places and museums!

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