Enormous Contribution in Achieving Independence

The Kraton of Yogyakarta was established 258 years ago by Prince Mangkubumi. Prince Mangkubumi, who was born Bendara Raden Mas Sujana, was disappointed as the Netherland colonizer interfered with the kingdom’s affairs. Back then, the Kingdom of Mataram was still in Surakarta.

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The Kraton and Modernity

Kraton Yogyakarta deserves much appreciation for its consistent effort in preserving its norms of customs and traditions in modern time. One may say its existence is the fundamental reason for the conservation of Yogyakarta as a city of culture. As far as possible, the Kraton maintains its customs and traditions that have been passed on by the previous generations.

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Up Close with Kraton Yogyakarta

Nowadays, the Kraton of Yogyakarta develops into Yogyakarta’s center of culture. It stands to preserve the culture and custom amidst the swift flow of modernity.

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