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Presidential Palace

| Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Run down Palace

The place has visibly gone past its prime. ceiling was leaking, the ground was dirty and... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Xyberdoc
via mobile
Feel the History

Buy a ticket and then follow the guide who will tell you all about the palace and the family of the... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Dan K
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Singapore, Singapore
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| Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place has visibly gone past its prime. ceiling was leaking, the ground was dirty and potholes. Sadly, even the pictures and displays are all worn out. If you have limited time, dont waste it here.

Thank Xyberdoc
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Buy a ticket and then follow the guide who will tell you all about the palace and the family of the current Sultan. I like his collection of photography books, films and even a Contax camera. Anybody who knows how to handle a Contax camera...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, it cost virtually nothing to get in, but I can see why. Everything was a bit grubby & the exhibits were nothing special. The whole thing took less than half an hour, which was mostly taken up with our daughter playing with a rooster....More

1  Thank Andy K
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Presidential Palace is located directly opposite Fort Vredeburg. It is a white building with a big flag post in the front. We were not sure if it is open to visitors but the guards in front of the building were quite friendly. We took...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

From the pictures posted here, this attraction is the Kraton. Entrance fee is 12,500 rupiahs per person plus additional 1,000 rupiahs for using one's camera. Definitely get a guide to make your visit interesting and to better understand the stories behind the exhibits. During my...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was a little disappointed as the palace open to the public as it seems just a collection of smaller buildings full of the sultans own photographs and clothes.Nothing really grand. There was one room where no photographs were allowed Nothing different from other rooms....More

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is not so much a palace, but a complex of low buildings, part of which is still in use as the residence of the current Sultan (and this part cannot be visited). There are 'palace guards’ inside, but that is a ceremonial function exerted...More

Thank robert_and_anne
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Palace is real ROYAL and you can feel as how the President lives. There are live dances to enjoy. The rooms of the Palace are full of gifts nicely displayed for the visitors to enjoy. The Palace provides a guide to take you around...More

Thank manjujitendra
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ticket to this palace called the Sultan's Palace do ask for the english speaking guide Ebu Indang. She is 60 years but her enthusiasm and her expression of the history was spectacular. If only the walls could speak as this palace has many exhibits,...More

Thank keentraveller27
Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you ask, you will be a assigned a quide at entry (tip-based, nominal tip of a few € is fine). We got a English & Dutcch speaking old lady who showed us around the exhibits & courtyard. Some of it is quite interesting (and...More

Thank MarcoNL87
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