Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace
The palace court with its grand and elegant Javanese
architecture lies in the centre of the city. It was founded Prince
Mangkubumi in 1755. The Prince was then called Sri Sultan Hamengku
He chose the right location of the compound between the Winongo
River and the Code River.
palace streches out from north to south.
The front yard is called Alun-alun Utara (the North Square), and
the back yard is called Alun-alun Selatan (the South Square).
The lay out of the buildings shows that the Palace, the commemorative
column and Mount Merapi lie in on line.
palace meeting hall is called the Pagelaran, where formal meetings
of palace officials are held, while the "Manguntur Tangkil"
hall is the place where the Sultan is seated.
palace visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of the kraton in formertimes
by visiting the lifesize diorama of wedding ceremonies on the palace
meeting, performed by puppets which are intentionally arranged to
create such an atmosphere. Sets of javanese musical instruments,
antiques and heirlooms have made the palace of Yogyakarta.