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Gedung Agung

This is The name of the actual Presidential palace in Yogya. Here on the page somebody got confused... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2017
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Feel the History

Buy a ticket and then follow the guide who will tell you all about the palace and the family of the... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2016
Dan K
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 15-20 minutes taxi ride from Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. I loved the Matarhari store in Galleria – a middle class store with lots of clothes and shoes, handbags,etc. Here are fixed prices… a relief, save your breath and headache!

We also went to the famous Maliboro Street. This is where your bargaining skills come to use, if you have any. Sometimes it can be quite a “turn-off”. Everything can be bargained! Don’t buy the first thing that you saw. Try to walk around first. I saw a batik hand-phone cover with a long sling. Quite unique and pretty. and the asking price before bargain = Rp20,000. After bargaining Rp 10,000. I declined the offer. A few more steps the same thing cost Rp15,000. Another few more steps, the same thing costs Rp10,000 in a departmental store. At the end, found the same thing cost Rp 6,000 in another departmental store – with air conditioning thrown in!

We did some sight-seeing at the world famous Borobudur. We hired a car with driver from the Hotel to Borobudur. Entrance fee Rp 190,000. After a few walks around the Borobudur, that’s all about it - nothing spectacular! Just another tourist attraction with expensive entrance fee. Definitely not worth a second visit.

Prior to reaching the above site, there’s lots of stalls selling the same things that Maliboro Street has to offer – from clothes, T-shirts, hats, bags, sunglasses, etc. The difference – it is not crowded as Maliboro Street – better walkway/alleyway for walking, seeing and shopping! Verdict: Loved the shopping there more, then the Borobudur itself!

Date of experience: February 2013
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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 Sultan Palace. But better to avoid it coz not worth.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We thought this was really interesting and a glimpse into a different world. You can have a guide which I would highly recommend and you pay at the end what you feel it was worth, we really enjoyed it but would not go again I don't think.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

This tourist trap is a total rip off unless you enjoy looking at clothes, jewellery, medals & photos of past and present Sultans......

Price of admission must be the Sultans main source or income but none of it is used to a poorly maintained palace

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

The palace is relatively recent, and has an interesting history (last 150 years). It is worth having a guide. The sultans of the time were clearly interested in having a palace with mod-cons such as stained glass and brass chandeliers. There are a large number of photos of the family, family processions with horse drawn carriages and guards in Austrian like outfits, and tours by visiting dignatories. On display are gifts from other countries to the royal family - in most museums these would probably be on display in darkened rooms with dramatic and effective spot lighting, however here they are stored in timber cupboards. I understand that there is usually a performance or music from 10-12 each day except Sunday (I visited on a Sunday).

Date of experience: April 2012
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