Address: Jl. Rotowijayan Blok Number 1, Panembahan, Kraton, Yogyakarta Special Region
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Opening hours: 08.00-14.00 WIB (Saturday-Thursday), 08.00-12.00 WIB (Friday)
No. Phone: 0274 373721
Price of admission
HTM: IDR 7,000 (Local Tourists), IDR 12,500 (International Tourists)
Motorcycle parking: IDR 3,000
Car park: IDR 5,000
Bus Parking: IDR 10,000
Even though the Kraton Jogja is one of the most valuable tourist destinations and has high cultural value, the entrance ticket here is very cheap, you know. Where specifically for local tourists, it is enough to pay an entrance ticket of 7 thousand, while for foreigners the rate is 12.5 thousand.
This entrance ticket is certainly cheaper and more affordable compared to tours of Borobudur Temple or Prambanan Temple where the fare is in the tens of thousands. Apart from being charged an entrance ticket, there are additional fees specifically for those of you who bring a camera, the fee is 3 thousand.
In addition to the entrance ticket and extra fees for the camera, you will also be charged a parking fee for 2 thousand motorbikes and 5 thousand cars.
Kraton Jogja is one of the most accessible tourist spots in Gudeg City because of its location in the center of Jogja City. The geographical location of the Kraton Jogja is south of Jalan Malioboro, so getting to this cultural and historical tour is also very easy.
Apart from walking, to be able to reach the tourist location of the Kraton Jogja you can use alternative vehicles such as Delman, Becak, Motorbike, or Bus. If you want to feel a thick nuance with Jogja, it’s better to ride Andong or Delman, the sensation is really cool.
The route to Keraton Jogja can be started from several iconic landmarks such as Malioboro, Zero Kilometer Point, and also Taman Sari. From Jalan Malioboro head towards Jalan Sosrokusuman, then continue your journey to Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani or Jalan Margo Mulyo.
From there go towards Jalan Pangurakan then turn towards Alun-alun Utara (Lor), at that instant, you will arrive at the Kraton Yogyakarta area. The distance from the Malioboro area to the Yogyakarta Palace is approximately 1.5 kilometers with an estimated time of 10-18 minutes.
Kraton Jogja also has several public facilities that can be used by visitors while visiting here, some of which are parking areas, places to eat, souvenir shops, lodging, to places of worship.
The location of the Kraton Jogja parking is quite extensive, you can park your vehicle at several points such as the Pagelaran Ward which is in the west of the Palace, as well as the east and west of the main square. The parking area can also be used to park motorbikes, cars and buses.
While traveling to a place, of course we shouldn’t forget the obligation to pray five times a day. Well, in the area of the Kraton Jogja, it has been facilitated with a proper and adequate place of worship, namely the Gedhe Kauman Mosque, located in the Lor Square area.
For those of you who come from out of town and want to find a place to stay near the Kraton Jogja, you can also know. Rates per night for staying near the Kraton Jogja are not much different from those in the Malioboro area, starting from 100,000.
As a tourist destination that has many visitors from various parts of the city and the world, the Kraton Jogja certainly doesn’t want to miss providing facilities for culinary hunting grounds and souvenirs. Around the Kraton you will find many food stalls and souvenir shops of various kinds.
A brief History
The Yogyakarta Kraton is the official palace of the Ngayogyakarta Hadidiningrat Sultanate which is currently located in Yogyakarta, DIY. Although the Ngayogyakarta Hadidinigrat sultanate has now been part of the Republic of Indonesia since 1950, the palace building area still functions as the Sultan’s residence and the tradition of the sultanate continues until now.
Not only that, the Kraton Jogja is still neatly stored various items given by European kings such as replicas of the palace heirlooms and gamelan. Judging from the design of the building, of course, it can be seen that the Keraton Jogja carries the concept of a thick Javanese Palace complete with a large hall, field and pavilion.
Kraton Jogja was originally founded by Sultan Hamenku Buwono I in 1755 after the Giyanti Agreement. The location of the Kraton Jogja is even said to be the former Garjitawati pesanggarahan. This place is used as a resting place for the bodies of Mataram kings.
In addition, another version of the Kraton Mystery says that this place is a Pacethokan Umbul Spring which is located in the middle of a twin banyan forest. Because the Yogyakarta Palace has philosophical and mythological values, this Javanese Palace is nominated to become one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites.
The Palace Section
In the past, the main part of the Javanese Palace stretched from North to South. Starting from the Gladhag Gate in the north to Plengkung Nirboyo in the South. But now, parts of the Kraton Yogyakarta have become the Gladhag-Pangurakan Gate, the Lor Alun-alun Complex, the Royal Grand Mosque (Gedhe Mosque), the Pagelara Complex.
Siti Hinggil Lor Complex, Komandhungan Lor Complex, Sri Manganti Complex, Kedhaton Complex, Kamagang Complex, Kamandhungan Kidul Complex, Sasana Hinggil Complex, Alun-alun Kidul, and Plengkung Gadhing (Plengkung Nirbaya).
Apart from the main parts of the Kraton Jogja which pivot towards the North-South, this place also has other parts, namely the Pracimosono Complex, the Roto Wijayan Complex, the Kraton Kilen Complex, the Taman Sari Complex, and the Crown Prince Palace Complex.
This defense system owned by the Yogyakarta Palace is surrounded by Cepuri and Baluwerti walls. Meanwhile, outside the palace’s defensive walls, there are several buildings such as Gedhong Krapyak, Pal Putih Monument, Ndalem Kepatihan, and also Bringharjo Market.