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Address: | Ngupasan, Gondomanan Sub District, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Feel the History

Buy a ticket and then follow the guide who will tell you all about the palace and the family of the current Sultan. I like his collection of photography books, films and even a... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Dan K
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place has visibly gone past its prime. ceiling was leaking, the ground was dirty and potholes. Sadly, even the pictures and displays are all worn out. If you have limited time, dont waste it here.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Buy a ticket and then follow the guide who will tell you all about the palace and the family of the current Sultan. I like his collection of photography books, films and even a Contax camera. Anybody who knows how to handle a Contax camera knows his photography.

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Thank Dan K
Dorset, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, it cost virtually nothing to get in, but I can see why. Everything was a bit grubby & the exhibits were nothing special. The whole thing took less than half an hour, which was mostly taken up with our daughter playing with a rooster. We left feeling totally underwhelmed.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Presidential Palace is located directly opposite Fort Vredeburg. It is a white building with a big flag post in the front. We were not sure if it is open to visitors but the guards in front of the building were quite friendly. We took some photos of the building from outside the gate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,033 reviews
882 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

From the pictures posted here, this attraction is the Kraton. Entrance fee is 12,500 rupiahs per person plus additional 1,000 rupiahs for using one's camera. Definitely get a guide to make your visit interesting and to better understand the stories behind the exhibits. During my visit I had the English- speaking guide for myself who answered all my questions and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was a little disappointed as the palace open to the public as it seems just a collection of smaller buildings full of the sultans own photographs and clothes.Nothing really grand. There was one room where no photographs were allowed Nothing different from other rooms. The glass cabinets really needed a good clean as the glass inside so visitors could... More 

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dutch senior couple
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is not so much a palace, but a complex of low buildings, part of which is still in use as the residence of the current Sultan (and this part cannot be visited). There are 'palace guards’ inside, but that is a ceremonial function exerted by older male volunteers. We noticed that the Indonesian people, both visitors and tour guides... More 

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Patna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Palace is real ROYAL and you can feel as how the President lives. There are live dances to enjoy. The rooms of the Palace are full of gifts nicely displayed for the visitors to enjoy. The Palace provides a guide to take you around and explain the places and the history. One should be careful to avoid holidays.

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Hyderabad, India
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284 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The ticket to this palace called the Sultan's Palace do ask for the english speaking guide Ebu Indang. She is 60 years but her enthusiasm and her expression of the history was spectacular. If only the walls could speak as this palace has many exhibits, gifts given by royal families and kings and queens, golden halls, function halls, special gamelan... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

When you ask, you will be a assigned a quide at entry (tip-based, nominal tip of a few € is fine). We got a English & Dutcch speaking old lady who showed us around the exhibits & courtyard. Some of it is quite interesting (and you do really need a guide), but looking at the 10th piece of Batik belonging... More 

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