Welcome to 0 km Jogjakarta who has made history in each memory of the people who’ve been to town this Gudeg. Malioboro is the heart of Yogyakarta is never empty of visitors. Malioboro name named after the English Duke of Marlborough in the occupied city of Jogjakarta from 1811M to 1816M. Extends over an imaginary axis that connects the sultan’s palace, monument and the peak of Mount Merapi, the road is formed into a trading locality after Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I developed a means of trading through a traditional market since 1758. After 248 years passed, where it still survives as a trading area even became one of the icons that are known to Malioboro Yogyakarta. Located about 800 meters from the Sultan’s Palace, this place was once filled with a bouquet of flowers every time Kraton implement the celebration. Malioboro, which in Sanskrit means “garland” the basis for naming the road. Flanked by shops, offices, restaurants, star hotels and historic buildings, the street that was once was the basis of the current struggle of the Dutch military aggression to-2 in 1948 was also a land of wandering artists who are members of the community Persada Study Club (PSK) led by artist Landu Paranggi pennant since the 1970′s until about 1990.
Since time immemorial, Malioboro has become the center and the government. Various historical buildings bear witness Malioboro journey of a regular street to be one of the most important point in the history of Jogjakarta. Among them is a great building which was founded in 1823M and is home to the Dutch Resident at the time, which is a fortress Vredeburg Dutch heritage in 1765M didirkan who is now a museum, Beringharjo market which is one of the largest markets in Yogyakarta until now, and Hotel Garuda is the place where the princes and the General-General of the Netherlands during the stay and hang out while he was in Jogjakarta. Until now, the shape of the building is still leaving many potert memories of its glory in the past. And many other historic buildings.
Enjoy the shopping experience, hunting souvenirs of Jogja, tourists can walk along the shoulder of the road corridor (arcade). Here will be found many vendors to hold merchandise. Ranging from local handicrafts such as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppets, bamboo handicrafts (key chains, decorative lighting, etc.) also blangkon (hat typical Java / Yogyakarta) and silver goods, to the merchants who sell the public a lot of knick knacks found in other trades. Along the arcade, tourists can shop in peace in a sunny or rainy conditions, also can enjoy a pleasant shopping experience at bargain rates. If you are lucky, can be reduced by one third or even half.
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 items are sold along the arcade, this market provides a variety of traditional products is more complete. In addition to local products Jogja, is also available product neighboring regions such as batik or batik Solo Pekalongan. Looking for batik or batik print, 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 Malioboro and Beringharjo, be sure not to be fooled by the price offered. Usually the sellers to raise prices than usual for tourists.
Vredeburg and the Great House
At the end of the road “bouquet”, visitors can stop at Vredeburg dealing with the Great House. This fort was once the basis of protection from possible attack forces Dutch Palace. As usual every fortress, a place that was built in 1765 is a high square-shaped wall around the area in which the monitors at the four corners of the tower is used as a patrol. From the south tower, YogYES enjoy views over the Palace of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta and several other historical buildings. While the Great House is located in front of him had been 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.
As the sun began to set, when the street lights came on and the shops that add to the beautiful atmosphere of Malioboro, one by one lesehan shanties sprung up. Food of Jogja such as warm or pecel catfish can be enjoyed here in addition to oriental cuisine or sea food and cuisine of Padang. As well as entertainment hits or memorable songs by the other street when dining. For tourists who want to taste the cuisine along the way Malioboro, ask for price list and make sure the seller, to avoid price increases are not fair.
Visiting Yogyakarta, known as “Javanese Culture Living Museum”, was not complete without a stop at the road that has many historical tales of struggle to save the Indonesian nation and filled with a variety of souvenirs. A paradise for lovers of history and souvenir hunters.
Until now, Malioboro still has a strong charisma as a place that has always been a central concern of every tourist who comes to Jogja. Whether it’s local travelers mapun foreign tourists, almost never absent for a visit to Malioboro each time coming to a city renowned as the Student and Cultural town. Malioboro is not only a paradise for the shopping enthusiast can hunt for souvenirs distinctive and attractive with low prices, along the road Malioboro also presents an interesting story from every corner of the gang who have kekhas’s own, not only that, when the night comes Malioboro also become a haven for street artists who hunt along the strip rupiah Malioboro street that was full of stalls Lesbian and famous place to hang out or native travelers who often order a hot coffee or tea as a treat on a night when Malioboro while interspersed with the occasional chat with friends or the jokes laugh new friends in his encounter.