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Address: Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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+62 819-1553-4286
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US$43.75*
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Private Tour in Yogyakarta: Kraton Sultan Palace, Water Castle and Kota Gede
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US$73.80*
and up
Full-Day Yogyakarta Explorer Including Lunch

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND THE BIGGEST ROYAL PALACE IN JAVA

The Sultan Palace is the symbol of Javanese cosmology and philosophy of life. Every building and every courtyard has her own deep meaning. The King of JOgjakarta, The Sultan of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Andresguia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sultan Palace is the symbol of Javanese cosmology and philosophy of life. Every building and every courtyard has her own deep meaning. The King of JOgjakarta, The Sultan of Hamengkubuwono lives here with his family (now governs The HamengkuBuwono X). A visit to the Sultan Palace is a guided tour so the guide will explain everything to you inside... More 

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Surabaya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The second mystery of yogya. No clue why everybody is going there. Buildings are beautiful and the place could be nice if anybody would care. But this place is an empty shell.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there's a guide, he's actually an "abdi dalem" and he is a very nice ad funny person! he show us every single thing about keraton and the royal families.

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Thank WenniLee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A guide is a must since the guide will tell you the story of the Kraton. Your guide will tell you about the Kraton itself, the traditional clothes, dance and many more that you might wont understand without. But idk if there's English speaker since the guides are Kraton's peoples.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Limited area open to the public. Limited displays. Was very disappointed overall. Price was reasonable for what we got.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can learn old and traditional things from this place. their weapons, clothes, music tools, etc. it's next to alun-alun lor

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Thank Estkusuma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their gamelan show is amazing with addition of Kraton's atmosphere. A must go if you want to enjoy some traditional music and historic lesson.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cant stress enough how important it is to get a guide to this kind of places. Definitely get a guide that will walk you through hundreds of years of Yogyakarta Sultanate's history. If you're lucky, you'll get a guide who's specialized in Javanese philosophy. You'll learn so much, not only about the palace itself or the history, but more... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited about a year ago. At the time we had a personnel/guide explain some things to us. It was quite awkward though, as we had initially declined, but he insisted on showing us the place, and that his services didn't require any form of payment or tip. In the end, he expected a tip anyway. He also brought us to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a guide and not much English signage, the museums were a bit disappointing. A nice Palace and beautiful gamalang traditional music and puppet show available. Worth a visit but only stayed about an hour. Children may find this rather dull. Would have been better if we had hired a local guide (available for a donation).

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