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Kota Gede, Yogyakarta

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#3 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Java
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Time seems to stand still at Kota Gede, a quiet neighborhood that once served as the heart of the area's thriving silver industry. Panembahan Senopati established his Mataram Kingdom here in 1575, and his tomb lies in the graveyard of the neighborhood's old mosque. If you wish to visit the tomb, remember to wear clothing appropriate for sacred sites. Elsewhere within the district you can see numerous mosaic-tiled houses once owned by Dutch and Arab merchants. Take a slow walk through the narrow streets to visit traditional shops and find bargains on handcrafted silver souvenirs. Before you head to Yogyakarta, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Yogyakarta vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Yogyakarta has to offer, including Kota Gede.
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  • The Makam Ngancar is worth a visit. For the rest, this is a really nice old quarter to walk through. Excursion along the River provides beautiful views of The district as a whole. does less touristy than the reviews here suggest. Surprisingly little silver.
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  • Lots of little roads and alleyways to explore,full of friendly,smiley locals. Great for photos and interactions with locals. Away from the tourist traps in the city centre. The local kotegede market i...  more »
  • Is a district in the area went to the Southeast from the center of Jogja. No time, not even enough to go all the way many silver shops, is fond of the atmosphere of the local people.
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Where to stay in Yogyakarta

The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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