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Kraton Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta

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Admire the ornate design and appreciate the atmosphere of reverence at Kraton Yogyakarta, a royal palace and the main seat of the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Completed in 1790 and arranged to represent the Javanese belief systems through its spatial and ornamental design, the palace has become a cultural center and museum of the Sultanate alongside its formal ceremonial use by the contemporary Sultan. Discover local history in a range of exhibits and an extensive collection of artifacts, and experience a guided tour of the extensive palace grounds. Kraton Yogyakarta is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Yogyakarta Edition.
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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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  • If you have any interest in Indonesian history you may find this interesting. However, a local guide is a must or you have no idea what your looking at. It's cheap to enter and you can request a guide...  more »
  • We were there late (after a morning visit to Borobudur Temple), so we had only one hour to see the palace. However, one hour might as well just enough. It is modest size but not all areas of the palac...  more »
  • I had read a lot about Kraton and was sceptical. Unfortunately my scepticism was even exceeded. Kraton is a boring collection of pavillions (the main one is under renovation, which did not help) and o...  more »