5 Historical Tourism Sites in Yogyakarta City

As if endless, the city of Jogja is always interesting to be visited. The privilege title that bears in Yogyakarta has its own attraction. Tourist attractions in the diverse and attractive city of Jogja make this city never empty of tourists. There are so many choices of tourism that is owned by the city of Jogkarta ranging from natural tourism, culinary tourism, cultural tourism, to the historical tour of the city of Jogja. The series of tourist attractions is also very easy to access.

One of the very interesting tourist themes to explore is historical tourism. Yogyakarta, which is still thick with Javanese culture and its kingdom, holds millions of charms. This can be seen from the pattern of buildings and historic heritage sites and now these historical sites can be enjoyed by tourists as tourist attractions in the city of Jogja.

There are several historical tourist sites that are easily accessible and are in the middle of the Jogja city area, and the following 5 historical tourist attractions


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Yogyakarta Palace

Yogyakarta Palace is the official palace of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate. The palace building complex is still functioning as the residence of the Sultan and his palace household also still holds the imperial tradition. The Yogyakarta palace has become a symbol of the glory of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate until now. Yogyakarta Palace can be visited every day starting at 09.00 - 14.00 WIB. Especially for Friday visiting hours only until 11:00 WIB. Some parts of the palace complex is a historical museum that holds various kinds of historic collections belonging to the empire, including a replica of the palace heirlooms, various gifts given from European kings, and gamelan.


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Taman Sari

Taman Sari which is located close to the Ngasem market is now crowded with tourists who want to witness the grandeur of the kingdom of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace. Taman Sari has a very beautiful architecture and also includes an instagramable place that is often referenced by photography enthusiasts to take pictures with the background of the water park palace. Taman Sari was built by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I as a resting place for the wives and concubines of the king. The palace gardens of the Ngayogyokarto Palace cover an area of ​​10 hectares. Right south of Umbul Sari there is a tall building, once a place where the Sultan saw the concubines showering and chose one of them to take a bath with him. Taman Sari is open to the public and tourists can visit every day starting at 09.00 WIB until 15.00 WIB.


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Warungboto is the site of the Sultan's resting place. At a glance the historical site Warungboto which is also known by the people of Jogja with the guest house of Rejowinangun is almost similar to Taman Sari. In the beginning this site was a bath and rest house for the king. The guesthouse built by the era of Sultan Hamengku Buwono II has a lot of space, starting from the main room to several supporters. The main room is located in the main part of the pesanggrahan building, including a watering room and a pool. This site was also used as a place to rest for the relatives of the Yogyakarta Palace. Warungboto's historical site is located on Jl. Veteran No.77, Warungboto, Umbulharjo, Kota Yogyakarta.


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Vredeburg Castle

Located at the southern end of Jl. Malioboro we can find the magnificent historical building of Vredeburg Fort. Formerly Vredeburg Fort was a fortress from the Dutch colony which at that time occupied Indonesian territory and was built to facilitate the Dutch in supervising all developments that occurred within the Sultan's Palace. When in Benteng Vredeburg functioned as a museum, in the fort area there is a historical diorama of the struggle of the Indonesian people, minirama, interactive media, audiovisual space and also other historical objects.

The building of Fort Vredeburg is very well maintained and its condition is still maintained as its original form.


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Kotagede is a district in the city of Yogyakarta. Kotagede is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Yogyakarta and has a long historical value in the birth of Islamic Mataram. Kotagede is even included in 13 lists of the most beautiful cities in Asia according to CNN Travel in August 2019. Being in the Kotagede environment will be very traditional. Here there is the Mataram Great Mosque complex complete with a stone fence surrounding the mosque building, a large courtyard which is overgrown by several sapodilla trees, as well as a large drum. Besides that, Kotagede is also famous for its silver handicraft centers. Around the main road there are many boutiques, galleries and workshops that exhibit silver handicraft products ranging from storage boxes, various accessories such as rings, necklaces, and others to cutlery.


That's 5 historic sites that are within the region in the city of Yogyakarta that can be visited to get to know more about history

January 20, 2020
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