Keraton (Sultan Palace) Of Yogyakarta


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Keraton Yogyakarta was designed to be more than just a royal residence. It was built to be a focal point of the Sultan’s entire kingdom. Today, the Keraton is a piece of living history and tradition. It continues to be used, both as a home of the Sultan as well as for other important ceremonial, cultural functions and as a tourist atraction that must to visit in Yogya city.

HISTORY

Initially before the yogyakarta palace built, Mataram kingdom was first ruled, until 1645 the glory of Mataram Kingdom finally declined because of the inner conflict, rebellion and power struggle at the palace. This situation was exploited by the colonial VOC (the Dutch) to divide the kingdom by the Giyanti agreement, February 13, 1755.

The Giyanti agreement decided to divide Mataram kingdom into two part, namely Kasunanan Surakarta and Sultanate of Yogyakarta. In that agreement, Prince Mangkubumi appointed as a Sultan of Yogyakarta Sultanate with the title Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono (HB) I. Approximately one month after Giyanti Agreement, Sri Sultan HB I at that time lived in Pesanggrahan Ambar Ketawang established a palace in the center of Yogyakarta city, which is now the center of Yogyakarta. The Dutch government recognized the Sultanate of Yogyakarta with the right to self-regulation. These were stated in a political contract. The last political contract of Yogyakarta Sultanate is listed in Staatsblad 1941, No. 47.

KERATON JOGJA DESCRIPTION

The yogyakarta palace is the official palace of Yogyakarta Sultanate hadininggrat which is also one of the tourist attractions that must to visit in Yogyakarta City. Who are relocated in yogyakarta city. The yogyakarta palace has officially become part of of Indonesia republic in 1950, the complex of this palace building still functions as the residence of the sultan and his family who are still running the sultanate tradition. In terms of its buildings, this palace is one of the finest examples of Javanese palace architecture, has luxurious pavilions etc.

Keraton has become one of the icon of Yogyakarta, where tourists can observe the activities of the royal servants doing their jobs. You can also see classic java art inside. In addition, the Keraton has a variety of cultural heritage in the form of rituals as well as ancient and historic objects such as museums that shows sultan’s various collections such as trains, weapons, various types of batik can be found around the palace including the various gifts from the european king and Chinese king. And you can also see Javanese dance in certain days. Therefore, Yogyakarta Palace is also a custom institute complete with its tribe actors. It is not surprising that philosophical values as well as mythology surround the Keraton Yogyakarta. And that is why in 1995 Palace of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace was nominated to become one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

THE FUNCTION OF KERATON YOGYAKARTA

This palace was designed to be more than just a royal residence. It was built to be a focal point of the Sultan’s entire kingdom. Today, the Keraton is a piece of living history and tradition. It continues to be used, both as a home of the Sultan as well as for other important ceremonial and cultural functions of the Yogya court.

The present Sultan Hamengku Buwono X of Yogyakarta retains the title of Sultan although Yogya has become one of the provinces of the Republic of Indonesia. The Sultan of Yogya,is also the governor of the province, and is still considered the cultural head of this region, and is greatly loved by his subjects.

AN IMPRESSIVE STRUCTURE IN THE PALACE

One of the most impressive structures here is the splendid Bangsal Kencono or ‘golden throne pavilion’. This majestic structure is an excellent example of Javanese artistry and reflects the religious and cultural diversity of the region. The roof of the pavilion is decorated in a red Hindu pattern, with gold Buddhist lotus petals at the base, while the pillars are decorated in green and gold Arabic calligraphy quoting the Quran. On the southern and eastern sides of the courtyard is a series of multi-purpose rooms.

WHERE IS KERATON JOGJA?

Address : Panembahan, Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Village             : Panembahan

Sub-district    : Keraton

Province          : Yogyakarta

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, Sultan Palace entrance fee, parking, mineral water, local guide and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

 Start From Giwangan Bus Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3B ) and stop in Pojok Beteng Wetan shelter, then please take route ( 2B ) and stop in Post office, then please take a walk or take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sultan Palace.

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 1A ) and stop in Vredeburg Fort shelter, then please take a walk or take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sultan Palace.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 2A ) and stop in Vredeburg Fort shelter, then please take a walk or take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sultan Palace.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

OPENING HOURS

At 08.00 A.M – 02.00 P.M  (Saturday – Thursday)

At 08.00 A.M – 12.00 A.M  (Friday)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Entrance Fee

IDR 12.500 /Person

Camera permit : IDR 5000/kamera

PUBLIC FACILITIES

(Information Office, Official Local Guide Service, Restaurant, Wheel Chair, Free Performance Show).

JAVANESE ART & CULTURE SHOW

Monday          : Gamelan Music at 10.00 am

Tuesday          : Gamelan Music at 10.00 am

Wednesday   : Menak Puppet show at 10.00 am

Thursday       : Traditional (classic) Dance show at 10.00 am

Friday             : Sing a Traditional song (Macapat) at 09.00 am

Saturday        : Leather Puppet (Wayang) show at 09.30 am

Sunday           : Traditional (classic) Dance show at 09.30 am

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR KERATON:

  1. WATER CASTLE
  2. SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM
  3. MALIOBORO STREET
  4. BRIGHARJO MARKET
  5. VREDEBURG FORT
  6. BIRDS MARKET
  7. BATIK MUSEUM

JOGJA HOTELS:

We also provide list of the best accomodation options for travelers. Please choose the list of Hotels below.

FIND ANOTHER ACCOMODATIONS IN JOGJA

Boutique Hotel – Resort – Villa – Bed & Breakfast – Hostel – Guesthouse – Homestay

KERATON MAP:

BOOKING CONFIRMATION:

Anytime If you need transport to visit this place, you can contact me via Whatsapp (+62813 1880 6273)

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