Yogyakarta never dies, there is no boring word to talk about this one word "Yogyakarta". So many tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, but this place has always been one of the tourist destinations when visiting Yogyakarta, not only miss it but also want to enjoy the traditional Javanese atmosphere, everything is reflected in this place. Yogyakarta Palace is a special place to visit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Yogyakarta Palace (Photo: kebudayaan.jogjakota.go.id)

As one of the exotic places, Yogyakarta Palace does provide its attraction for tourists, both domestic and foreign. With its historical and cultural value, tourists come to Yogyakarta to see the beauty and exoticism of the culture and sacredness of the Javanese King Palace.

Yogyakarta Palace is the Museum and Residence of the King of Yogyakarta

Special, be one word this time. Likewise, the Yogyakarta Palace is a package that is truly inseparable from everything related to Yogyakarta. The palace as one of the historical relics and also the icon of the city of Yogyakarta gives its color that makes tourists never get tired of visiting to enjoy the beauty of the city, history, and Javanese culture in Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta Palace is the palace of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate which was built in 1755 by Prince Mangkubumi entitled Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. This sultanate is a split from Islamic Mataram which was split into two, namely Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate and Surakarta Kasunanan.

Yogyakarta Palace is the Museum and Residence of the King of Yogyakarta
The atmosphere of one of the access roads to the Yogyakarta Palace on Jalan Malioboro (Photo: Suara.com)

This palace building is very wide and stretches from north to south. Yogyakarta Palace has a distinctive beauty of Javanese architecture and is one of the best palace complexes in Java. The beauty of Yogyakarta Palace cannot be separated from the founder and architect of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate, namely Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I.

Contents of Yogyakarta Palace

Yogyakarta Palace is indeed very wide, the front yard of the palace is called 'north square' and the back yard is called 'south square'. The design of the palace building is indeed amazing, this shows that the Keraton, Tugu, and Mount Merapi are in one line or in one axis which is believed to be sacred. Even according to information and references, Sri Sultan used to meditate at a place on the axis before presiding over meetings.

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This Yogyakarta Palace complex has an area of 14,000 square meters, with various buildings, courtyards, and fields. (pariwisata.jogjakota.go.id)

For the palace yard to the north, buildings stand including:

  1. Kedaton or Prabayeksa.
  2. Kencana Ward.
  3. Regol Danapratapa (gate).
  4. Sri Manganti.
  5. Regol Srimanganti (gate).
  6. Ponconiti ward (with Kemandungan courtyard).
  7. Regol Brajanala (gate).
  8. Siti Inggil .
  9. Great Tarub.
  10. Pagelaran (with poles that have a total of 64 poles). The number 64 describes the age of the Prophet Muhammad at 64 years in Java.
  11. North Square.
  12. Market (Beringharjo).
  13. Patihan.
  14. Monument.

From the palace courtyard to the south, you can see the following:

  1. Regol Kemagangan (gate).
  2. Kemagangan Ward.
  3. Regol Gadungmlati (gate).
  4. Ward Kemandungan.
  5. Regol Kemandungan (gate).
  6. Siti Inggil.
  7. South Square.
  8. Krapyak.

This palace complex is surrounded by a wide wall, called beteng, with a length of 1 km shaped as four squares, with a height of 3.5 meters with a width of 3 to 4 meters. The beteng on the outside is surrounded by a wide inner moat.

Contents of Yogyakarta Palace
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In this courtyard of the palace, there is the residence of Sri Sultan which is usually used to receive guests of honor and also hold parties. In this place, there is also a keputren or residence of the Sultan's unmarried daughters.

Yogyakarta Palace

  • Jalan Rotowijayan Block No. 1, Panembahan, Kraton District, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Open hours: 09.00 to 14.00 WIB. (Friday only until 14.00 WIB).
  • Phone number: 0274 – 373721.

Hopefully a little information about "Keraton Yogyakarta", a special place that must be visited in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is useful and can be a reference for those of you who want to enjoy the atmosphere and tour the Yogyakarta Palace.