Top 4 places to visit in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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1. Taman Sari

  Located near the Kraton, this place was also known as the garden for the Sultan of Yogyakarta. Tamansari was originally built for multiple purposes yet now only several buildings remain. Some of its original functions were a place to rest, to meditate, to work, to hide and to defend the Sultan’s family. In this present day, some of its buildings have now become homes for local residents and only the mosque, resting and bathing space, and underground tunnels are accessible by tourists.


2. Gembira Loka Zoo

  The Gembira Loka Zoo is a vast complex containing many animal enclosures, a botanical garden and scenic grounds. Spread out across a picturesque region of 54 acres (22 hectares), the zoo contains around 470 animals. Bring the kids to the children’s park for a fun day out with the family. Spot some of the most intriguing animals, such as the Komodo dragons, the viper snakes and the bear cats. Tropical birds, including parrots, add color and grace to the collection.


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3. Museum Sonobudoyo

  Sonobudoyo State Museum is a Regional Technical Implementation Unit at the Yogyakarta Special Region Provincial Cultural Office, which has the function of managing museum objects that have scientific cultural value, including development collections and cultural educational guidance. Meanwhile, his duties are collecting, caring for, preserving, carrying out research, library services, cultural, educational guidance and presenting collections of the Sonobudoyo State Museum.


4. The Palace of Yogyakarta

  The Palace of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat), is a palace complex in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. It is the seat of the reigning Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. The complex is a center of Javanese culture, and contains a museum displaying royal artifacts. It is guarded by the Yogyakarta Kraton Guards.

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