Kraton Palace

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Tags : Forts & Palaces

Timings : 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Time Required : 3-4 hrs

Entry Fee : 15000 IDR

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Kraton Palace , Yogyakarta Overview

Kraton (Keraton) Palace, also known as the Palace of Yogyakarta, the home of the Sultan, is one of the most carefully planned buildings in Indonesia. Originally created to reflect on the Javanese cosmos, this attraction is a perfect connection between natural realms, humans and god. It is built in the heart of the city and is considered to be a place of national pride and glory.

The palace is built facing Mount Merapi. To its south is the Indian Ocean. Visitors will be able to see authentic Javanese architecture along with hints of Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic planning. The green square, also known as the Alun-Alun Lor is located at the front of the palace and the Alun-Alun Kidul is located at the South of the palace in order to determine axis and direction. The southern gate leads to the royal cemetery called located in Imogiri where the Sultan was buried. Sitihinggil Lor is situated in the North while Sitihinggil Kidul in the South where occasionally, performances such as music, dance, puppet show or Special Wayang Kulit takes place.

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Entry details

The Kraton Palace is open from 8:30 pm to 1:30 pm from Saturday to Thursday. On Friday, it is open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is closed on national holidays. Visitors need to pay an entry fee of 15000Rp and need to pay 1000Rp for a camera. The guided tours do not have a fixed price and are according to donations made by visitors.

How To Reach Kraton Palace

This place is located in Yogyakarta. The closest airport is Adisucipto International Airport which is around 11 kilometres away from Kraton Palace. Visitors can take cabs, taxis from the airport or local transport such as buses, becak and Andong: horse-drawn carts in order to experience the local lifestyle in this area.

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