Travel history of Kotagede
Travel history of Kotagede be an interesting thing to know, when visiting Yogyakarta. Besides other historical tourist destinations, such as Tamansari and Taman Pintar Yogyakarta educational tours, it will be a complete trip for your vacation in Yogyakarta by visiting Kotagede. There are ancient buildings that bear witness to civilization, until the handicrafts that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Visiting Kotagede, tourists will be invited to walk in the past. Environment, small roads and typical buildings of Kotagede bear witness to the journey of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Kotagede used to be the capital of the sultanate of Mataram, before finally splitting into two, namely Surakarta Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate. Kotagede also witnessed the spread of Islam, this was marked by the existence of the Mataram Gedhe mosque. This mosque is the oldest mosque in Yogyakarta, which was built around 1640. Mosque buildings are proof of acculturation to Hindu religion and Islam. Not far from the mosque of Gede Mataram, there is a tomb complex of Raja Mataram. In this cemetery there are Panembahan Senopati tombs and their families.
Another interesting destination in Travel history of Kotagede, tourists can enjoy and experience the Kotagede market crews. This market also witnessed Kotagede’s journey as the capital of Mataram. Various community needs can be found in this market. Many traditional foods are also found, ranging from royal foods to foods that we commonly know today. And the icon of Kotagede is of course silver. Kotagede community has been known from ancient times, as a silver craftsman who produced very beautiful works. The craft that is produced starts from rings, bracelets, necklaces, replicas of temples, to large house decorations.
The location of Kotagede is to the south of the city center, tourists can use public transportation to go to Kotagede. Some hotels and inns are not far from the location. Access to Kotagede is also very easy, if you stay at Grand Senyum Hotel Yogyakarta, which is a comfortable hotel and with a strategic location.
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