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Address: | Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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White building with big flag post

The Presidential Palace is located directly opposite Fort Vredeburg. It is a white building with a big flag post in the front. We were not sure if it is open to visitors but the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Presidential Palace is located directly opposite Fort Vredeburg. It is a white building with a big flag post in the front. We were not sure if it is open to visitors but the guards in front of the building were quite friendly. We took some photos of the building from outside the gate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the pictures posted here, this attraction is the Kraton. Entrance fee is 12,500 rupiahs per person plus additional 1,000 rupiahs for using one's camera. Definitely get a guide to make your visit interesting and to better understand the stories behind the exhibits. During my visit I had the English- speaking guide for myself who answered all my questions and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed as the palace open to the public as it seems just a collection of smaller buildings full of the sultans own photographs and clothes.Nothing really grand. There was one room where no photographs were allowed Nothing different from other rooms. The glass cabinets really needed a good clean as the glass inside so visitors could... More 

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dutch senior couple
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not so much a palace, but a complex of low buildings, part of which is still in use as the residence of the current Sultan (and this part cannot be visited). There are 'palace guards’ inside, but that is a ceremonial function exerted by older male volunteers. We noticed that the Indonesian people, both visitors and tour guides... More 

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Patna
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89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palace is real ROYAL and you can feel as how the President lives. There are live dances to enjoy. The rooms of the Palace are full of gifts nicely displayed for the visitors to enjoy. The Palace provides a guide to take you around and explain the places and the history. One should be careful to avoid holidays.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ticket to this palace called the Sultan's Palace do ask for the english speaking guide Ebu Indang. She is 60 years but her enthusiasm and her expression of the history was spectacular. If only the walls could speak as this palace has many exhibits, gifts given by royal families and kings and queens, golden halls, function halls, special gamelan... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you ask, you will be a assigned a quide at entry (tip-based, nominal tip of a few € is fine). We got a English & Dutcch speaking old lady who showed us around the exhibits & courtyard. Some of it is quite interesting (and you do really need a guide), but looking at the 10th piece of Batik belonging... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

While the buildings are amazing, the exhibits inside are tired, are all in Bahasa with no translations. Could do with a complete makeover and making the exhibits more internationally friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The oalace tour guide I was assigned when I bought my ticket refused to answer any of my questions or tell me anything about the palace unless I paid him, in advance, 10 times the ticket price! I said no way and did a self-guided walk. Didn't get very much out of the experience except strong dislike of tourism in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The place is alright. If you haven't been in other places with this kind of architecture, for sure you will enjoy, but after visiting temples around Asia, you won't get impressed at all. The entrance is cheap so if you don't have other plans you can still go! Don't expect too much

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