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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Taman Sari, Yogyakarta

Taman Sari : The Water Castle Of Kraton

When a traveler is browsing in Kraton, then she/he should not miss The Water Castle or known as Taman Sari, less than 1 Km west of Kraton. Just west of the Kraton, are the ruins, pools, arches and underground passages of the former pleasure gardens. It was built in 1758 by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I as[…]

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