Today is time to learn more about the history Mataram Islam monarchy in Kraton Yogyakarta. Here, you not only get a chance to observe the preserved Javanese culture from the displays of royal heirlooms and artifacts, but you can also enjoy live cultural performances and watch the daily activity of the courtiers.
Only 2 kilometers south within the ground of Keraton, the glorious of the earliest era of Yogyakarta Sultanate is depicted in the layouts of Taman Sari Water Castle. While you are savoring the combination of Javanese and Portuguese architecture, a knowledgeable guide will overflow your mind with the history and the original usage of these wonderful sites.
Afterwards you’ll be driven to the inner-part of this city, the Kotagede Heritage District. Some parts of Kotagede are remains of the palace, the royal cemetery, the royal mosque, and defensive walls and moats. Those remains are scattered across residental area. Kotagede is well known internationally by its silver crafting. For that reason, we feel oblige to take you to a workshop where you can see the craftsman working before you try it yourself.
In the afternoon, we are heading to Magelang regency to spend the night in a hotel near Borobudur temple.
Overnight at Cempaka Villa (Superior Room)