Yogyakarta Kotagede

Get lost in Kotagede’s maze of meandering alleys and be catapulted back in time. This now tranquil neighbourhood was once Java’s royal capital, the seat of power of the mighty Mataram kingdom under the supreme leadership of king Senopati. Kotagede’s palaces, traditional silversmith workshops and mosaic-tiled joglo houses tell the stories of a royal high life lived by kings, aristocrats and merchants.

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Places to stay in Java

Zodiak @AsiaAfrika
Boutique budget hotel on Jl Asia Afrika
Jl. Asia Afrika No.34 Bandung
Wonderloft Hostel
New boutique hostel in old building
6-8 Jl. Bank, Jakarta
Alila Hotel
Stylish hotel with abstract-minimalist interior
Jl. Pecenongan Kav 7-17, North Jakarta
nDalem Natan Royal Guesthouse
Charming guesthouse in old royal residence
Jl. Mondorakan 5, Kotagede, Jogjakarta
Mustokoweni Heritage Hotel
Stylish heritage hotel run by a family in the batik business
Jl. A.M. Sangaji No.72, Cokrodiningratan, Kec. Jetis, Kota Yogyakarta
Hotel Savoy Homann
Stylish art deco hotel in heart of town
Jl. Asia Afrika No.112, Bandung
The Packer Lodge
Boutique backpacker in Chinatown
Jl Kemurnian IV No. 20-22, Glodok, Jakarta
Grand Preanger Hotel
Grand hotel in true Art Deco style
Jl. Asia Afrika No.81
Teduh Hostel
Hip hostel next to Jakarta Kota Station
Jl. Gang. Asem No.82, Tamansari, Jakarta
De Rivier Hotel
Old Batavia heritage hotel along the grand canal
Jalan Kali Besar Barat 44-46, Jakarta
Kosenda Hotel
Fun and funky design hotel with chic rooftop bar
No.127, Jl. Wahid Hasyim, Central Jakarta

Snapshots in Yogyakarta Kotagede

Special shout out to our new friends from A Day To Walk / Uklam Tahes (@adaytowalk)! We had great fun exchanging experiences and walking around town with this dedicated walking community in Malang.
Their tours are highly recommend for everyone visiting this charming town in East #Java – be sure to check them out! (picture credits: A Day to Walk & Aditomo Manusmara)

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A must-try in #Java! Nasi ulam is a typical #betawi (people of #Jakatra) dish. The basis is nasi lemak, which is rice cooked in coconut milk, but what sets this dish apart is a hearty stew based on a traditional #Dutch soup recipe. The dish truly reflects foreign culinary traditions and Dutch influences on #Indonesia. (Image: Gunawan) ...

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Legend has it that if you lift up these three stones at one go, your wish would be granted! Sadly our intern Nick did not make it this time... but he is certainly having fun in #kotagede, #yogyakarta! Stay tuned to our walk in Kotagede, coming very soon!
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Traditional Javanese #joglo houses, #Java #Indonesia. Download the iDiscover City Walks Java app for more hidden gems. ...

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Yogyakarta's Malioboro Street is foodie paradise! Sample the variety of snacks on offer from mobile carts to street food stalls. By night, the entire street is transformed into an open-air food street.
Download the iDiscover Java City Walks app packed with insider secrets to explore te Islands most authentic neighbourhoods.
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