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Address: | Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Presidential Palace (as distinct from the Sultan's Palace)

This is a review of the Presidential Palace located opposite from the Museum Benteng Vredeburg and is distinct from the Sultan's Palace which is separately listed under "Kraton... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You will have to get a local palace tour guide to go with you into the palace. It's about the sultans of jogja. The current sultan is the 10th. Nothing much interesting! This place Can be skipped.

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I visited this site with my sister after lunch time. We met a nice lady (one of the officers from the palace) who explaining each details of the site. I will suggest you to visit this place before 10am because they have art show that will be delightful to watch and they close before 3pm.

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
130 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a weird attraction / space. You need a guide and to know what you are getting into. There is a bit with the front gate - ticketed separately. And a bit odd but interesting if you have a good guide (how do you know to find a good one though?!) Then there is the main palace bit with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a review of the Presidential Palace located opposite from the Museum Benteng Vredeburg and is distinct from the Sultan's Palace which is separately listed under "Kraton Yogyakarta". Unlike the Kraton, the presidential palace building is fenced off and not open for public access. The best you can hope to achieve will be a few pics through the fence.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

it tooks us due to traffic about 45 min to get to the palace and at first we thought the taxi droppes us the wrong place, as we we totally underwelmed but we were at the right place for about 30k in total we enteres the palace hoping for a prettier sight on the inside of the ground but there... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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