Vacation to Yogyakarta less complete if it has not taken time to visit the Kraton Yogya because this place is the best place to travel in September in Yogyakarta. Located in the middle of the city of Yogyakarta, and in front of the square of Yogyakarta, easy enough to reach the place/palace of this King of Yogya. But unfortunately, we could not get in the Kraton’s because it was Friday, the day when all people are not allowed to enter in the Kingdom according to the caretaker of the palace. Although it was a Friday, we were still given the opportunity to immortalize our visit around the palace.
Speaking of Kraton Yogyakarta, according to information taken from various sources writer, Kraton Yogya or also called “Ngayogyakarta” is the official palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta or “Kesultan Ngayogyakarta”. Until now still functioning as a residence of the sultan and housekeeping palace is also still run, including the tradition of this Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
Kraton Yogya today is one of the important tourist attraction in Yogyakarta City and become a source of income for the surrounding community of this palace, because of its existence as one of the attractions. In addition to being used as the residence of the Sultan and his family, this palace is also used as a museum that stores various collections belonging to the sultanate. In addition, this place is the best and cheapest places to travel In September in Yogyakarta.
Based on the history of literature, the Kraton was founded in 1755, after agreement by the lane Giyanti I. Kraton Yogyakarta has seven core complex building yaituKamandhungan Ler, Ler Siti Hinggil, Kamagangan, Sri Manganti, Kamandhungan Kidul, Siti Hinggil Kidul and Kedhaton.
Actually, the Kraton is an institution and part of the Institute of the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta Sultanate Government also called in and centered Kraton Sultan and relatives to take care of the kingdom. There is a State Government / Overseas Government based in Ndalem Kepatihan to take care of the whole country besides the In Government in the context of the administration of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
Around 1950, a change in the status of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta Special Region of Yogyakarta becomes equivalent to the province and the Palace is separated from the Special Regional Government, so it only becomes an Institute of Indigenous Stakeholders Java. The function of Kraton turned into a patron and guardian of Javanese cultural identity especially Yogyakarta.