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The Palace of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta

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Admire the ornate design and appreciate the atmosphere of reverence at The Palace of 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. Arrange your visit to The Palace of Yogyakarta and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yogyakarta using our Yogyakarta driving holiday planner.
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  • There are now 2 parts to Keraton Yogya with different entrances and ticket booths. I am not sure what each part is called but I would describe it as the north/front part (closest to the big field... 
    There are now 2 parts to Keraton Yogya with different entrances and ticket booths. I am not sure what each part is called but I would describe it as the north/front part (closest to the big field...  more »
  • Not worth visiting if you are tight on time. The admission ticket for foreigner is very cheap at Rp15,000 so you could still enter to view the site. However, we didn’t take away much from this... 
    Not worth visiting if you are tight on time. The admission ticket for foreigner is very cheap at Rp15,000 so you could still enter to view the site. However, we didn’t take away much from this...  more »
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  • I guess this place is one of the top want-to-visit sites in your list in Yogyakarta. Little bit too wide to look around thoroughly but you can feel quietness and coolness inside. It's almost like an open-air park. I don't know whether it's really worth visiting for all, but only if you have a bit or more of curiosity on Indonesian culture, maybe it's worth spending some time on it and tick the list. Some places are not allowed to even enter, but it seems okay to enter into because it is just open. As a result, a staff runs to me and gets very angry in Indonesian language. You'd better show a warning sign in English! If you want to take some photos, it costs you Rp. 1000. There is an official guide you can hire for free, but mine was non-English speaker. If an English-speaking guide, my experience was more exciting?
  • The palace seems to be grouped into two paid sections. Both cost 15 K to enter. The first includes the royal carriages and an inside area with some artefacts. This is located opposite the parade ground. Going to the second palace, it includes more of the outside areas which will entertain some people. It's all oddly cool on the second location outside

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