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Address: Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 819-1553-4286
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Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
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Not spectacular but worth a visit in the morning

Palace of Yogya sultans is a nice place to spend some time in the morning as it closes the gates at 1pm or 2pm depending on the day of the week. Built in 18th century it’s... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Warsaw, Poland
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting old palace with weapons, costumes , coronation dais , finished in Gold leaf , sufficient to give one an idea of the culture in previous times

Thank georgina b
Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Palace of Yogya sultans is a nice place to spend some time in the morning as it closes the gates at 1pm or 2pm depending on the day of the week. Built in 18th century it’s actually more than a palace – it’s rather kind of a small walled city inside a bigger city. Golden Pavillion seems to be the... More 

Thank KrisD_pl
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was part of the history of small kingdom. Mansions of the King and Royal family at the past,

Thank MrsJulia2307
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, you havent gone to jogja if you dont come to keraton. The best time to visit is in the morning and they offer free quide. My guide was a well spoken english. be careful with cheat trishaw! They are everywhere. There are free performance everyday at 10 am

Thank ameliasugianto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kraton is a palace where Javanese Royals, the 10th King Hamengkubuono and his family lives. If anyone interested with Javanese Culture and its royal family, better read about them first. Because this place has a short opening hours, from 08.30 to 13.30. A visit to this place does not take long, if no one interested in its art and culture,... More 

Thank Linawati S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No brochures available. Not open late enough and also poor communication from staff. They seem to want to force you to pay a guide or do a walking tour to find out info. Most all museums have very little English translations. Also check days and times for programme offered during day. There was only music there and I was told... More 

Thank Wayfarer04
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you have a deep interest in Indonesian history I would not bother. The best part is getting away from the plethora of vendors outside. When inside there is not much to be seen. Lots of parts are closed to the public, the setting is pleasantly green and clean, that's about it. Don't be fooled by the picture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love culture it's one of the must places to visit while you in Yogyakarta. The dance was so cool!

Thank ReshaFirstiara
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Sultan's palace and which the present Sultan still resides in. A large part of the Kraton is now a museum. This palace has one of the finest Javanese palace architecture with luxurious halls and spacious courtyards and pavilions. Exhibits include static displays like old photographs and gifts from European monarchs, Royal family heirlooms and gamelan instruments. There... More 

Thank nellielim
St Helier, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is unusual to be able to tour around lived-in royal palace grounds. The only section we could not visit was the area with the houses the royal family actually live in. Plenty of historical artefacts to give you a good background to the family and history of the area.

Thank Julie M

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