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Benteng Vrederburg Museum

Benteng Vrederburg Museum

The museum which was the Dutch defense headquarters is built in 1760 by Sri Sultan Hamenku Buwono I  at the request of the Dutch. The building which is located in Ahmad Yani street no 6, Yogyakarta was officially became a museum in 1992 with the name of “Benteng Yogyakarta Museum”.  This fort is surrounded by many other Dutch styled buildings that was bu...

Wewaton Sriwedari

Wewaton Sriwedari

Wewaton Sriwedari or Guidelines or Determination of Sriwedari is the first formulated Javanese alphabet writing guidelines. The guidelines set out in “Poetoesan Parepatan Koemisi Kasoesastran” (Literature Committee Meeting Decision) in Sriwedari, Surakarta in 1926. Source of pic: http://budaya-indonesia.org/

Bedhaya Ketawang

Bedhaya Ketawang

Bedhaya Ketawang is a sacred dance routine performed in the Javanese sultan’s palace (Kraton Kraton Yogyakarta and Solo). Also called sky dance, bedhaya Ketawang a ceremony in the form of dance with the aim of worship and offerings to the Creator. At the beginning in Surakarta dance is only performed by seven women. But since this is considered a very special dance, the number of towing the...

Kasongan Pottery

Kasongan Pottery

Kasongan is an original pottery craft of Yogyakarta. The Kasongan pottery products in general are tools for kitchen purposes, jars, pots / vases, statues Loroblonyo fountains, wuwung, and other ceramic products. Usually,  jars can be found in many forms and variants in Kasongan. Urn is one type of ceramic that are often hunted by tourists. In addition to its size range from as high as two-inches...

Interesting Places and Sites: Yogyakarta

Interesting Places and Sites: Yogyakarta

Mount Merapi Candi Kedulan Malioboro Plengkung Alun-alun Kidul