Saturday, August 3, 2013

Yogyakarta Day 3 and 4

Finally! Yogyakarta day 3 and 4! 

First stop was Keraton, the place where the sultan live. The entrance ticket is IDR 7000 for local and 12500 for foreigner. And you must pay extra IDR 2000 if you want to take a picture. You will get a guide that will explain anything about this place. Keraton is so traditional and vintage. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X live here. He is a sultan, and also a government. The people really love sultan because he is so kind. He help the citizen a lot especially in economy and education. One of famous university in Yogyakarta using the land that belong to Keraton. 

This is the hall where the sultan usually give a speech. He doesn't use mic because this hall will make your voice resound. *We tried it* The legend also said that Keraton have one straight line with Tugu *the famous monument in Yogyakarta* and also one line with pantai selatan (the south beach)

The next stop was museum kereta keraton . It is separated, but near from keraton. The same guide will take you there. You must pay again for the entrance ticket. I admit it's a little creepy in there. But the carriages was so beautiful. It's an old carriage. The sultan before Hamengku Buwono X imported this carriage from Dutch. 

After Museum Kereta, the guide will take you to Batik Tulis place. Batik tulis is really an art! They make it one by one used canting. Handmade without machine at all.

From Keraton, we were heading to Water Palace or usually called Taman Sari. This is the place where Sultan shower with his wives. Taman Sari is not too far from Keraton. You must pay the entrance ticket. It's IDR 7000 and extra pay for taking picture. 

Inside Taman Sari, there is a place called Kampung Cyber. There is a place where the Keraton staff live. They called abdi salem. They give their life to serve Sultan and they are not paid. Keraton give them food and home. So, to meet another need, they make handicraft like batik tulis or wayang kulit.

Wayang Kulit made from buffalo skin 

Still inside Taman Sari, we found this cool indie T-shirt shop : Voice of Jogja. Yogyakarta people are amazing creative artists. 

One of the T-shirt

Inside Moesson Antik

We were planning to go to the Prambanan temple and beach after the city tour, but before that we stopped at Moesson antik, the place that sell vintage stuff. 

Prambanan Temple, with monks on it

Beach at last after 4 hours driving from city

Tugu monument

And we went home at Day 4! Thanks for keeping up with my Yogyakarta travel diary. Have a nice saturday all.

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog, so much exotic and interesting for me :)
    Grets from Poland :) xoxox