Visit The Palace of Yogyakarta Sultanate While in Indonesia.
Keraton Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta) or often referred to Ngayogyakarta Palace is located in the heart of the province of Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY), Indonesia. Because it is located in the center of Yogyakarta, which is taken as a straight line between Mount Merapi and the South Sea, the palace becomes the center of both.
Keraton or Kraton Jogja is the last of all the royal kingdom who had triumphed in the land of Java. When the Hindu-Buddhist kingdom ended then forwarded to the first Islamic kingdom in Demak, and other royal standing as the Islamic Mataram was founded by Sultan Agung and running and appears Kraton Yogyakarta which was founded by Sultan Hamengku Bowono I. Until now, the palace of Yogyakarta still saving culture was amazing.
During its development, the Keraton Jogja many had their ups and downs leadership schism. The most famous is Giyanti agreement in 1755, in which the kingdom was divided into 2 (two) the eastern region which is now a palace of Surakarta (solo - the next adventure) and the western region called the Sultan of Jogjakarta. However, the Keraton Jogja also keeps a history that can not be forgotten by the people of Indonesia, including in the struggle for Indonesian independence and maintain.
In addition, the Keraton Jogja is very thick with cultural heritage of ethnic Javanese very amazing that still can be found around and within the palace itself. When adventurers to Sultan of Yogyakarta then, that's the simple description of the culture and beauty of the land of Java. Represented in almost all the interesting places and very intriguing. How not, in the palace is still a lot to save on a variety of arts, culture results, a variety of custom clothing and form a beautiful Javanese-style house. Does not stop there, in the palace of Yogyakarta also demonstrate how the Java supelnya in communicating and friendly with all the people who come there. Very exotic and interesting.
Adventurers are not required to wear a hat or sunglasses when entering into the palace, nothing just to honor the culture Javanese. Hour visit to the palace for the day Sunday and other days in the limit of 07 hours am - 12 pm. Tips: Please to come to the palace of Yogyakarta around 9, because there is a typical Javanese dance performances as Serimpi nicely done and amazing.
In the palace also served in a variety of beautiful Javanese culture such as batik, which is Javanese cultural heritage that has been recognized internationally. Some paintings, kris, Javanese kings photos, genealogy king of Java, and the various results of Javanese culture. When entering the home of batik, there is forbidden to take pictures. Because all there is a characteristic motif Kraton Yogyakarta which is a symbol of Javanese palace may only be printed and used in the palace alone. Various castle motif is very interesting indeed, unique design and different from most of batik.