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Yogyakarta Palace, Yogyakarta

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Admire the ornate design and appreciate the atmosphere of reverence at Yogyakarta Palace, 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. Yogyakarta Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Yogyakarta Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Bangunan-bangunan disini lebih terlihat bergaya arsitektur Jawa tradisional. Di beberapa bagian terlihat sentuhan dari budaya asing seperti Portugis, Belanda, dan Cina. Tiap-tiap bangunan memiliki kel...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    L one of the few monuments to visit in Yogya. Not much to see unfortunately. 'Museum' that n exposes that yellowed photos of the sultans of Java with a feeble light. The all is not unpleasant, but in 30 minutes, it is seen!
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  • August 16, 2017
    My parents and me visited the palast yesterday. It was a huge shock and we waisted our time. Mom and dad were there 20 years ago and they insisted on the fact that nothing has changed since they were ...  more »
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  • August 27, 2017
    I would rather call it a museum. During the tour, I found only memorabilia, old stuffs, pictures once belong to the Sultan and family. Suppose to be unique and antique. But very little information provided regarding to the rooms/ halls there. Moreover the Palace management should really consider a serious maintenance to everything that is in for exhibition.
  • August 9, 2017
    This is one of the most well known historical palace in Indonesia and also one of the main tourist destination of Jogjakarta. The place is huge and you can get a tour guide to tell much about the history and the detail of the palace. Here, you can feel the ambience of Jogjakarta, and you can watch several shows here related to the Javanese culture.
  • August 3, 2017
    Amazing Yogyakarta Palace... Interesting to visit, the real Javanese culture is absolutely strong can feel here, the artistic and unique interior of the buildings, Palace's cultural attractions are best moment to take a look... Let's shot best pics here... Never regret.. 😊☺😉😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤❤❤💯💯💯💯💯💯🆗🆗🆗🆗🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • August 16, 2017
    Just a part of the palace is open to the public. Tickets are reasonably priced. A guide takes every ticket buyer around and the payment is voluntary there are no fixed rates. As palaces go it's nothing spectacular. But since it connects one to the history of Yogyakarta it becomes a must visit.
  • August 28, 2017
    If you go to this place, instead of just wandering around and taking photo, hire the tour guide. You will learn some history and can ask any question. Priceless.

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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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