If Jakarta was known as the industrial and financial powerhouse in Java, then Yogyakarta is the soul. Yogyakarta is the center of the intellectual and artistic heritage and this is a place where the Javanese language comes to the purest along with its traditions in the most visible site. So, when you travel to Yogyakarta Indonesia, then here the best sights to visit.
One of the most well-known artists named Affandi and work at the unique house studio in the riverside is the must-visit destination for self-respecting art fans. He also has the abstract painting collection and expressionist style that show you with the distinctive curved style that reminds you of Van Gogh. The artistic touch of Affandi expanded to the prayer room known as “mushola” that placed in the converted horse carriage.
This destination was placed in the southwest of Kraton – this site was served as the beautiful pleasure of places, there is a pool and the waterways for Sultan along with his troupe as well. It was said that Sultan had the architect came from Portuguese in order to keep the hidden pleasure in this place. It was built around 1758 and 1765 and this complex was destroyed first by Diponegoro war and the earthquake in 1856. Today, you might see the lies in ruins, however, the pools were reserved and you can see the colonial feeling.
Kraton (the Palace in Yogyakarta)
The heart of cultural and political was the massive palace of Sultans in Yogyakarta – this is also known as Kraton. Effectively, this is the walled city and offers you with unique components as a house for around 25.000 people and around 1000 of its residents were employed by Sultan. Unfortunately, the treasure was poorly displayed, so you do not have much information about the context. Structurally, this is one of the best architectures in Java palaces. This palace holds the series of luxury halls along with beautiful pavilions.
Pagelaran Pavilion in Yogyakarta
Because of the division inside the royal family, actually, there were two separate parts in the Kraton. This entrance will allow the visitor to see the smaller area that contains some open-air pavilions and halls that contain royal family photos, horse carriages, and dioramas. The main attraction is the Siti Hinggil – is an area that used as the coronation of a sultan and it was used for the inauguration of first Indonesia, President Soekarno.
This is the main market in Yogyakarta and placed at the north of Kraton – this is a great and lively place. The front area has a wide selection of batik. The the most interesting part was going deeper inside which been flooded with the food stalls and a wide range of vegetables and fruits. This is a traditional market that also offers you with so many spices in the rear part of the ground floor. You can see the lively atmosphere here and taste local foods. Bringharjo market is in the same location with Malioboro as the center of souvenirs and main street in Yogyakarta.