Sultan Palace Yogyakarta – Must be on the Holiday List! Following are a list of the special features of Yogyakarta Palace
Jogja is one of the cities in Indonesia which still preserves the royal palace. This palace is called Yogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace. Apart from being the Sultan’s residence, some areas of the palace are open to the public so that they can be visited by tourists, both local and foreign. This tourist destination is managed by an agency called Kawedanan Radya Kartiyasa.
History of Sultan Palace Yogyakarta
Kraton Yogyakarta Hadiningrat was founded by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I after the implementation of the Giyanti agreement in 1775. Physically, the palace of the sultans of Jogja has 7 core complexes. Then there are various kinds of cultural heritage, both in the form of ceremonies and ancient objects and also traditional institutions complete with traditional holders which are still preserved to this day.
After Indonesia formalized its independence, precisely on September 5 1945, Ir. Soekarno as the first president then appointed Sultan Hamengkubuwono and Adipati Paku Alam as the sole two who held power over the Yogyakarta Special Region. For this reason, Jogja is currently led by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono
Attraction of the Sultan Palace Yogyakarta
There are many special features of the Yogya Palace, ranging from historical value, arts and culture, to its government structure. For tourists, there are several main attractions of the Yogyakarta Palace, including:
Kegungan Dalem Wahanarata
Kagungan Dalem Wahanarata was once known as the palace train museum. In this museum, visitors can see a golden carriage, palanquin, jempana and three digital rides.
The Yogya Palace routinely holds 3 annual ceremonies which can be witnessed by residents and tourists. The ceremony consisted of Grebeg Mulud, Grebeg Sawal and Grebeg Besar.
Visiting the Exhibition
Kraton often holds exhibitions that are open to the public, such as the Bojakrama exhibition, which is currently in its third month, and the Jayapatra exhibition.
After a hiatus of 2 years, recently Kraton Jogja held another art performance. Tourists can enjoy this cultural show in the Keben area in Srimanganti ward.
Kraton Yogya has beautiful architecture. The area is filled with extensive gardens and magnificent villas that have a traditional Javanese style. The buildings in each complex are usually in the form of a Joglo or derivative construction.
Activities that can be done at Kraton Yogyakarta
There are lots of things to see at Yogya Palace. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the building’s architecture, visit the museum, or see the art performances being held.
Apart from that, visitors can take photos with the Kraton as the background. However, before taking photos, you should ask first because there are several places that are sacred and therefore prohibited from taking photos, such as at the batik museum.
Yogyakarta Palace location
Yogya Palace is on Jl. Rotowijayan Block No. 1, Panembahan, District. Kraton, Yogyakarta City, DIY. From the Malioboro area you only need to drive to the zero kilometer point of Jogja then walk straight until you reach the Keraton area.
Kedhaton area: Open every Tuesday – Sunday 08.00-14.00 WIB.
Train Museum Area: Open every Tuesday – Sunday 09.00-15.00 WIB.
Tamansari area: Open every day 09.00-15.00 WIB.
Starting March 1 2023, Entrance fee of Kraton Jogja will undergo the following changes:
Domestic adults (aged 13 years and over) = IDR 15,000.00
Domestic child (aged 2-12 years) = IDR 10,000.00
Adult foreigner = IDR 25,000.00
Foreigner child = Rp. 20,000.00
Wahanaartha or Train Museum
Domestic adults = IDR 20,000.00
Domestic child = IDR 15,000.00
Adult foreigner = IDR 30,000.00
Foreign child = IDR 25,000.00
Domestic adult = IDR 15,000.00
Domestic child = IDR 10,000.00
Adult foreigner = IDR 25,000.00
Foreigners = IDR 20,000.00
That’s some information about Kraton Yogyakarta Hadiningrat. Hopefully it’s useful and happy travelling.