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Presidential Palace

| Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #47 of 64 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

WEnt here with a tour guide, saw a dance which was good but the place is not very well maintained but a lot of history and culture on the sultan/s themselves, and all their achievements. The guide seemed to have the utmost respect for him and his father but as a tourists you can give this place a skip if... More 

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Gif sur Yvette
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

No dislike at all ! With a good guide , you travel through history by visiting the various buildings and interesting presentation of what are the various implications of successives sultans . Very impressed by the presence all around of the guardians of the Sultan Palace , peacefull , old , but ready and happy with a friendly sign of... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's the worst maintained palace I have ever seen. I was just wondering why they keep cocks in the cages around the place, I guess for battles. Palace is preceeded by huge area which could be arranged nicely, but instead of that - they do nothing (or not enough) to keep this place in proper shape.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a very friendly guide who gave us all the information we need. The museums speak clearly about the history of the royal family, and I think, they are the best points if you take a tour of the palace. The facilities and structure, I believe, are not extra ordinary, although they are big. This, I think, is because... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our tour proved to be more interesting than I could have imagined. We toured though looking at photographs through history, gifts to the Sultan from other countries, and learing about tradition. It was a wonderful tour.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A palace looks like a museum, it can be very interesting for people who like museums, but for me it seems boring. Half an hour is enough to see it.

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have been to this palace because it was in the city centre and nearby all attractions. I was wondering how the sultan lives and lived in the past, so a short visit would be nice, I thought. When I arrived the whole place was full of Indonesian students, tourists etc. It was not the best place to look around... More 

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Raalte, Overijssel, Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

unable to visit it, it's hard to give an opinion, but from outside it looks very nice. you pass it on the way to Vredeburg

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We did some shopping at the Plaza Ambarrukmo. Prices are reasonable, so was the food although some of the cooked food is not to our standard, especially those in the Food Mall. The ones at the restaurants fared much better, of course a little higher in prices, but worth the try. We also did our shopping at Galleria – a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I was there for 5 days. Visited Borobodor buddhist Temple, Prambanan Temple, Merapi Volcano. Merapo volcano was fantastic. We took a jeep traveler and paid Rs25000. Its worth going by the jeep. Only 2 nites and 3 days will be better seems there nothing much to see. Borobodor entrance fee USD20 and Prambanan USD18. Our tour guide took as to... More 

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