Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace

Yogyakarta or Yogya or Jogjakarta or Jogja

Lying in the shadow of the aptly named “Fire Mountain” (2914 meter-high active volcano, Mt. Merapi) is the seat of the once mighty Javanese Empire of Mataram, Ngayogyakarto Hadiningrat. Yogyakarta (Yogya) came into being in 1755, when a land dispute split the power of Mataram into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Prince Mangkubumi[…]

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Borobudur, Silver miniature

Kota Gede, The Centre Of Yogya’s Silver Industry

Kota Gede was the original site where Panembahan Senopati, founder of the new Mataram kingdom established his palace in 1575. The new Mataram kingdom claims direct descent from the ancient Mataram rulers who built the mighty Borobudur and Prambanan temples. In the year 1680, Kota Gede was ransacked by troops from Madura, and the palace[…]

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