Sultan Palace was the place of origin of the Islamic kingdom of Mataram in the heyday of the 16th century. After the Giyanti agreement on February 17, 1755 with a strategy of breaking up the Dutch colonial kingdom Mataram Kingdom was divided into two namely Surakarta Hadiningrat Sunanate and Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate. Surakarta is led by Susuhunan Paku Buwono III, while Ngayogyakarta – or commonly called Yogyakarta – is led by Prince Mangkubumi who later holds the title Sultan Hamengku Buwono I.
Then on March 13, 1755 the Yogyakarta Sultanate proclaimed the founding or Hadeging Nagari Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat by the king Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwuno I. guard until now and become one of the tourist icons in the city of Yogyakarta and part of the cultural magnetism of Javanese in Yogyakarta.
Sultan Palace as the center of traditional Javanese culture which is still strictly maintained until now. We can see this tradition from inside the Yogyakarta Palace with many servants in the palace of Jogja who still wear traditional Javanese clothes. You can also see the Javanese court building that is very thick with unique Javanese nuances and remains of a well-preserved gamelan. Not only that, you can also see traditional dances at any time performed at the Palace of Jogja. So this place is very interesting to get to know the original Javanese culture in this Yogyakarta Palace.
No less interesting to enjoy in the building in the Kencono Ward , the dominance of the gold-engraved sculptures with distinctive Hindu decoration combined with Arabic calligraphy is very unique. Kraton Jogja also has a historic legacy from the national hero Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX during the struggle for the independence of the Republic of Indonesia in Aggression 1 and Military Aggression 2 in Yogyakarta.
Sultan Palace as the center of the kingdom of Mataram, here is also the residence of the King which is still being held by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. He is also the Governor or head of the provincial government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
The location of the Sultan Palace is very close to the center of Jogja or only 1 KM from Malioboro. So if you spend the night in a hotel around Malioboro you can use a pedicab or horse cart to the Palace of Jogja. But if you want to continue your tour to other tourist attractions in Yogyakarta, you should recommend choosing a car rental in Yogyakarta with a driver.
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