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Incomplete if not yet come to the palace of Yogyakarta. The palace where the King of Jogja live is one of the favorite tourist attraction from various parts of the world. Not only that, this palace is also one of the important elements of Yogyakarta in addition to Mount Merapi and the South Sea.

This palace is located on Jl. Rotowijayan No 1, Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Located in the center of Jogja makes the Palace very easy to reach by tourists. Exactly Kraton Jogja is in the south of the Square of Lor Yogyakarta. Lor square is actually still part of the Sultan's Palace.

Traveling to the Sultan's Palace is interesting and provides a different experience. We will feel the current strong culture in this palace. There are various historic objects belonging to the Sultan of Yogyakarta such as heritage, gamelan, chariot and relics of the Kings of Europe.

Performances such as wayang golong, macapat, gamelan, and dance art can be seen by tourists at Kraton Yoyakarta. If you want to see the shows, look for information first before visiting the palace.

Kraton Yogyakarta also has a very charming art architecture. The journey can enjoy the beauty of the existing architecture of the Palace where the kings of Jogja live. In general, the style of the building patterned traditional Javanese. But in some parts of the building, looks with Dutch architectural style, Portuguese and Chinese.

The location of the Sultan's Palace was in fact a line with Mount Merapi, Tugu Jogja, and Parangtritis Beach. Kraton believes is a counterweight of Mount Merapi which represents the element of fire and the southern ocean that represents the air element.

Kraton Yogyakarta is very close to the South Sea and Mount Merapi. Kraton often hold sacred ceremonies performed in South Sea and Mount Merapi. Like the Labuhan Ceremony, performed at Parangkusumo Beach and Mount Merapi Slope.

History of Kraton Yogyakarta
Dutch colonialism in Indonesia is very large against the history of the court of Jogja. In 1755, there was an agreement known as the Giyanti Covenant. This agreement is an agreement between the Mataram Kingdom, the VOC, and the Prince Mangkubumi group.

The agreement, which was held in Giyanti Village, Karanganyar, Central Java, was signed on 13 February 1755. The de facto and de jure of this agreement also ended the end of the Mataram Kingdom split into two parts.

Kasunanan Surakarta led by Sunan Pakubuwana IIIARA Prince Mangkubumi was appointed leader in Ngayogyakarta Sultanate with title of Sultan Hamengku Buwono Senopati Ingalaga Ngabdurrahman Sayidin Panotogomo Kalifattullah or often known as Sultan Hamengku Buwono I.

The charm of Kraton Yogyakarta
Generally Kraton Yogyakarta is divided into three parts, namely the front complex, core complex and back complex. The front complex consists of North Square, Gladhag and Pangurakan which is the gate of the Palace, and the Mosque of Gedhe Kasultanan located on the west of the North Square complex.

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The second part is the core complex which is the main part of Kraton. In this section there are some buildings that are Pagelaran Complex, Siti Hinggil Ler, Kamandungan Lor, Sri Manganti, Kedhaton, Kamagangan, Kamandhungan Kidul, and Siti Hinggil Kidul. While the back complex consists of Alun-alun Kidul, and Plengkung Nirbaya.

If tourists enter through Tepas Keprajuritan, then tourists can only enter the Ward Show and Siti Hinggil which there are several trains from the Sultan's Palace. But if entered through Tepas Tourism then tourists can go to Sri Manganti and Kedathon in which there is Ward Kencono.

Entering the gate of the Palace, tourists will be greeted with a courtier at the door guard who stands back to the gate using special clothing yogyakarta kraton.

Inside the Sultan's Palace, tourists can see the historical objects of Kraton which are exhibited in various buildings. These objects are weapons, photo collections, miniatures, replicas, and interesting dioramas.

Tourists will also be shown a variety of art that is displayed every day with different schedules. The performances are macapat art, gamelan, dance, wayang golek, wayang kulit and wayang orang. These performances are usually held at Sri Manganti, and tourists are not charged extra if they want to see it.

In the Kraton Yogyakarta there are various buildings that can be visited by tourists. Here are interesting buildings that can be visited :

Museum of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX
Museum of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX was built in 1992. The building of this museum aims to commemorate Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX who had served as Vice President of Indonesia. Kraton Yogyakarta is also closely related to the history of the Republic of Indonesia.

Museum of Batik
The museum is located not far north of the Museum of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, and inaugurated by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X in 2005. In this museum, tourists can see a variety of batik cloth with a distinctive and beautiful style. Not only that, in this museum is also displayed tools to make batik from time to time.

Visitors are only allowed to see the items on display at this Bakti Museum. It is strictly forbidden to touch, or take photos on batik cloth. It is intended that the work of this batik cloth is not imitated and commercialized.

Kraton Yogyakarta does have a tremendous charm in the field of tourism. The palace where King Jogja resides is a center of Javanese culture that is still preserved to this day. Although opened to the public, there are parts of the Palace that is forbidden to be entered by tourists.

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