Travel to Yogyakarta: Discover the Intriguing Kraton and the Banyan Tree Myth!

Indonesia has always been a spacious state to explore for travelling purpose. If you ask me where to go in Yogyakarta specifically for example, I can say that you will get a bunch of choices to choose. Speaking about travel to Yogyakarta though, you should never miss its Kraton located in the center of the Yogyakarta Special Region. There are both the intriguing Kraton and the Banyan Tree Myth in its South Park (Alun-Alun Selatan) you must see.

The Historically Intriguing Kraton Yogyakarta

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Kraton Yogyakarta is the palace for the Sultans of Yogyakarta and their family. This place has always been maintained ever since the days that Sultan first became the ruler of Yogyakarta Special Region. This intriguing building is one that was built back in 1755 to 1756 by Prince Mangkubumi not long after the signing of the Treaty of Giyanti. Considering this long historical background, Yogyakarta travelling to Kraton should be worthy thing to do.

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Kraton might have been sacked and burned, and even suffered from earthquake, but it was rebuilt right after and mostly done by Sultan Hamengkubuwono VIII. Kraton is both historical and cultural heritage of the royal city of Yogyakarta, Central Java. There will be local guides ready to tour you around and tell you the myths, rituals, humors, and various stories about the Kraton. It makes this place the best to learn more about Yogyakarta.

The Mystically Intriguing Pair of Banyan Trees

Kraton Yogyakarta has two big parks in its two opposite sides. There are the North Park (Alun-Alun Utara) and South Park (Alun-Alun Selatan). If you ever travel to Yogyakarta, you better not miss the chance to try the popular Banyan Tree Myth in the South Park. Based on Kraton history, Banyan forest was decided to become the site of the palace. This place was chosen because of the existence of 2 rivers considered to give protection from flooding.


Today, you will find two huge and tall Banyan trees in the park. They are growing side by side and have been fenced in white. The myth says that if you successfully walk between the two trees with a blindfold, your dream will come true. Sure, you can get someone to shout the directions. However, crossing between the trees has almost been something impossible to accomplish since many have failed to do so. You’ve got to try this if you tour Yogyakarta.

Travel to Yogyakarta: Discover the Intriguing Kraton and the Banyan Tree Myth
See? You get 2 interesting things to do in practically the same spot in the central of Yogyakarta city. After you get to learn the historical and cultural background of Kraton Yogyakarta, you can have fun trying your luck by crossing between the two Banyan trees in its South Park. This is what makes travel to Yogyakarta a nice idea to do. There are many intriguing places to discover that will enrich your knowledge about the city of Yogyakarta. Visiting this city has never been a waste of time at all.

Description: Travel to Yogyakarta would bring you to many places with high historical and cultural values. Even some can be intriguingly fun as well.
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