Malioboro become a destination that should not be missed while on vacation to Yogyakarta. This iconic area has a typical Jogjakarta atmosphere that is popular with tourists.
Well, around Malioboro there are also various interesting destinations that a traveler can visit.
Travel seconds collected from various sources, here are 20 tours near Malioboro.
1. Point 0 Km
This destination, which is located at the southern end of Malioboro, is one of the spots that is always busy with tourists.
The large pedestrian area can accommodate many people. This place is decorated with decorative lights and old Dutch colonial buildings.
There is a Bank Indonesia building, a Post office and a BNI building flanking the road to the palace. There is also the State Palace, Benderburg Fort and the March 1 General Offensive Monument.
2. Yogyakarta Monument
Tugu Jogja is one of the favorite spots for photographers. Street lights and vehicles can be used as a ‘canvas’ to paint the light at Tugu Jogja. Photo: Andhika Prasetia/detikcom
Tugu Yogyakarta has a height of 15 meters. This Yogyakarta landmark is a prima donna for tourists to take pictures.
The location is in the middle of the intersection of Jalan Pangeran Mangkubumi, Jalan Jenderal Soedirman, Jalan AM Sangaji and Jalan Diponogoro.
3. Yogyakarta Palace
The Yogyakarta Palace or the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace is one of the destinations for tourists who want to know the culture of Yogyakarta. The palace was founded by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwana I in 1755.
The area is about 184 hectares and serves as the residence of the Sultan. Part of the Keraton complex has museums with sultanate collections, such as gifts from the king of Ropa, replicas of palace heirlooms, gamelan and others.
4. South Square
Twin banyan trees in South Square Photo: (Irwan B/d’traveler)
South Square is famous for its masangin ritual which is often considered mystical. There are twin banyan trees.
Masangin itself is walking across the gap between the two banyan trees with eyes closed. According to the myth that circulates, people who managed to pass the banyan with their eyes closed means their heart is clean and spacious.
5. Taman Sari
Taman Sari has a unique building that combines Javanese and Portuguese architecture. Covering an area of more than 10 hectares, Taman Sari has 57 other sturdy buildings, namely bathing pools, water canals, underground passages, suspension bridges and other buildings.
Taman Sari attractions in Yogyakarta Photo: Antara Foto/Andreas Fitri Atmoko
Facilities include a large parking area and a prayer room. There are also guide services for tourists. When they are satisfied traveling around, travelers can find the typical culinary of Jogja around Taman Sari.