Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Yogyakarta

Affandi Museum

One of Indonesia’s most celebrated artists, Affandi (1907–90) lived and worked in a wonderfully quirky self-designed riverside home studio, about 6km east of the town centre. Today it's the Affandi Museum, a must fo…
Palace in Yogyakarta

Taman Sari

Just southwest of the kraton is this complex, which once served as a splendid pleasure park of palaces, pools and waterways for the sultan and his entourage. It's said that the sultan had the Portuguese architect of…
Palace in Yogyakarta

Kraton

The cultural and political heart of this fascinating city is the huge palace of the sultans of Yogya, the kraton. Effectively a walled city, this unique compound is home to around 25,000 people, and has its own m…
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Pagelaran Pavilion

Due to a schism in the ruling royal family, confusingly there are actually two separate sections (and ticket offices) at the kraton. This entrance only allows you to view a small area, which contains several pillare…
Market in Yogyakarta

Pasar Beringharjo

Yogya’s main market, 800m north of the kraton, is a lively and fascinating place. The front section has a wide range of batik – mostly inexpensive batik cap (stamped batik). More interesting is the old section towar…
Gallery in Yogyakarta

Kedai Kebun Forum

This fun, bohemian cafe-gallery is a key hang-out for Yogya's artistic community. Its downstairs gallery is always worth dropping in to see what's showing: anything from mixed-media exhibits and pop-up shops to film…
Museum in Yogyakarta

Sono-Budoyo Museum

This treasure chest is the pick of Yogya’s museums, with a first-class collection of Javanese art, including wayang kulit puppets, topeng (masks), kris and batik. It also has a courtyard packed with Hindu statuary a…
Gallery in Yogyakarta

Jogja National Museum

Yogyakarta's premier contemporary art gallery is located within a massive multistorey building that was built as an art faculty back in the 1950s. Today it exhibits diverse shows by Indonesian artists that change mo…
Museum in Yogyakarta

Museum Kareta Kraton

Near the kraton entrance, Museum Kareta Kraton is a wonderful old carriage house with exhibits of the opulent chariots of the sultans. The leather-upholstered and intricately painted horse carts feature detailed cra…
Gallery in Yogyakarta

Sangkring Art Space

This vibrant, contemporary art gallery is always worth dropping in to, with several spaces spread around its architecturally designed space. There's a leafy cafe where local artists hang out in between working in th…