Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Malioboro, The Legendary Streets

Not complete if we are to jogja not been to this legendary destination.Extends over the imaginary axis connecting the sultan's palace, monument and the peak of Mount Merapi, the road is formed into a locality of trading after the lane I developed a means of trading through a traditional market since 1758. After 248 years passed, it still survives as a trade area even be one of the icon known as Malioboro Yogyakarta.


Located about 800 meters from the sultan's palace, this place was once filled with a bouquet of flowers every time the Palace implement celebration. Malioboro, which in Sanskrit means "bouquet" became the basis of naming the street.

Flanked by shops, offices, restaurants, hotels and historic buildings, streets that were once the struggle had become the base when the Dutch military aggression to-2 in 1948 had also been a land of wandering artists who are members of the community Persada Studies Club (PSK) led artists Landu Paranggi pennant since 1970's until about 1990.

Enjoying the experience of shopping, souvenir hunting of Jogja, tourists can walk along the shoulder of the road corridor. Here you will find many vendors that roll out merchandise. Starting from products of local handicrafts such as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppets, bamboo crafts (key chains, decorative lamps, etc.) also blangkon (hat typical Java / Yogyakarta) and silver goods, to vendors selling many general knickknacks encountered in other trades. Throughout the arcade, tourists can shop in peace in a sunny or rainy conditions, can also enjoy a pleasant shopping experience at bargain prices. If lucky, can be reduced by one third or even hal of price.

Do not forget to leave little energy. There is still a traditional market that should be visited. In the place known as Beringharjo market, but tourists can find similar goods are sold along the arcade, this market provides a variety of traditional products is more complete. In addition to local products Yogyakarta, also available products such as neighboring areas of Pekalongan batik or batik Solo. Looking for batik or batik prints, or just looking for curtains decorating the windows with unique motifs and batik bed sheets beautiful. This place will satisfy your shopping desires unique items with a cheaper price.

Shopping in the area of ​​Malioboro and Beringharjo, be sure not to be fooled by the price offered. Usually the sellers raise prices for tourists than usual.

At the end of this historic road, tourists can stop at Vredeburg are dealing with the Great House. This fort was once the basis of protection from possible attack troops Dutch Palace. As usual every fortress, a place that was built in 1765 is a high square-shaped wall encircling the area in which the monitors at the four corners of the tower is used as a patrol. From the south tower, one can enjoy views of the Palace of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta and several other historical buildings.

While the Great House is located in front of him once the residence of the Head of the Dutch colonial administration from 1946 to 1949. In addition he became the Presidential Palace during Sukarno's presidency when the State Capital was moved to Yogyakarta.

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