Jalan Malioboro

Jalan Malioboro is the city's north-south axis through the city centre, and was originally conceived by the Sultan Hamengkubuwono I (late 18C) in a bid to link the kraton, the seat of power, to the Merapi Volcano, some 30km away. Its incessant traffic and queues of becak (rickshaws) and its multitude of boutiques, restaurants and craft shops constitute the beating heart of Yogyakarta. Not far from Fort Vredeburg, a former Dutch barracks, lies the covered and aromatic market of Pasar Beringharjo, where you can stroll amid the shimmering batiks.

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Pakualaman Palace
Pakualaman Palace
Built in 1813 by Yogyakarta's second
60 minutes
Kraton Area
Kraton Area
A genuine city in a city, the kraton
120 minutes
Alun-alun Utara Square
Alun-alun Utara Square
The Alun-alun Utara is a vast green
15 minutes
Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat
Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat
A sacred seat of power, the palace,
60 minutes
Yogyakarta Great Mosque
Yogyakarta Great Mosque
Built in 1773 under Hamengkubuwono I,
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Kota Gede
Kota Gede
Nowadays, the first capital of Mataram,
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Pakualaman Palace
Pakualaman Palace
Built in 1813 by Yogyakarta's second
60 minutes
Kraton Area
Kraton Area
A genuine city in a city, the kraton
120 minutes
Alun-alun Utara Square
Alun-alun Utara Square
The Alun-alun Utara is a vast green
15 minutes
See all