Kraton is also the centre of extended rituals, which are dated from the traditional Javanese calender. This reflects the higher power of the sultan and the influence of his court.
This original building is no more a fortress now. It is more become a hall for exhibition. It is open for public, and free.
There are some Dutch building left here. One of it is this Bank Indonesia Building. Thick wall, white, and you can see the typical of windows and doors.
I dont think you need to get inside this market. But it is nice to know, and maybe ya need something inside? Your bargaining expertise will be tested here hahaha. BUt its ok. its still cheap anyway.
Its held periodically every sunday, for the regular show. Every 11.00. It is a serial of dance performance, it is free, i mean, included on your Keraton entance fee.
People believe not to take a picture with the back on Sultan's home, inside the Kraton complex. Your picture will burned. I forgot to prove it though, using my digicam. Well, oneday, may be.
This temple is close to Borobudur and is an important part of the complex. Inside there is a huge statue.
The palace was found by Pangeran Mangkubumi in 1755. Pictured are the Gamelan instruments used for Wayan Kulit (Shadow puppets)
At the top there are three circular terraces where you will find the bell-shaped stupas, representing the sacred shape of Buddhism. Each of them has a statue of the Buddha inside
At Prambanan you are sure to meet lots of schoolchildren wanting to try out their English, they are so eager to learn so please give them a few minutes of your time.
Borobudur consists of 7 levels topped by a 40m stupa. it is made of andesite stone and is a testament to the backbreaking work of 5 generations.
You can see Ramayana Ballet performances most nights – check with your hostel / hotel. There are also shows at Prambanan Temple.
Ramayana is a ballet played about twice a week not far from Yoyakarta, it is played in Prambanan temple, one of the most fascinating induist temples in Java.