Malioboro, Nostalgia in Souvenirs Paradise

Stretched across the imaginary axis connecting the sultan's palace, monument and the peak of Mount Merapi, this path is formed into a trade locality after Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I developed a means of trading through a traditional market since 1758. After over 248 years, the place still survive as a trade area even be one of the icons of Yogyakarta, known as the Malioboro.

Located about 800 meters from the sultan's palace, this place was once filled with a bouquet of flowers every time the Palace implement celebration. Malioboro, which in Sanskrit means "flowers" becomes the basis for naming the street.

Flanked by shops, offices, restaurants, star hotels and historic buildings, streets that once had to struggle as the basis of the Dutch military aggression to-2 in 1948 the land was once a wandering of the artists belonging to the community Persada Studi Klub (PSK) led artists Bannerman Landu Paranggi since the 1970s until around 1990.

Souvenirs Paradise

Enjoy the shopping experience, unique souvenirs hunting Jogja, tourists can walk along the shoulder of the road corridor (arcade). Here will find many vendors that hold merchandise. Ranging from local handicraft products such as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppets, bamboo crafts (key chains, decorative lamps, etc.) also headcloth (hat typical Java / Yogyakarta) and silver goods, until the merchant who sells knickknacks are more common found in other commercial places. Throughout the arcade, but tourists can shop in peace in a sunny or rainy conditions, also can enjoy a pleasant shopping experience at bargain prices. If lucky, can be decreased or even third separohnya.

Do not forget to leave little energy. There is still a traditional market that must be visited. In the place known by Beringharjo market, but tourists can find similar items for sale along the arcade, this market provides a variety of traditional products is more complete. In addition to local products Yogyakarta, also available products such as neighboring areas or batik Pekalongan batik Solo. Looking for batik or batik print, or just looking for decorating the windows with curtains unique motifs and batik bed sheets beautiful. This place will satisfy your shopping desires unique goods with cheaper prices.

Shopping in the Malioboro area and Beringharjo, be sure not fooled by the price offered. Usually the vendors to raise prices than usual for tourists.

Fortress Vredeburg and Building Great

At the end of the road "flowers", tourists can stop at the Fort Vredeburg facing the Great House. This fort was once a base for the protection of Dutch troops from possible attack Kingdom. As usual every fortress, a place built in this 1765 square-shaped high wall around the area in which the monitoring tower in four penjurunya used as a patrol. From the south tower, YogYES had enjoyed the view of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta Palace and several other historical buildings.

While the Great House is located in front of the residence had been head of the Dutch colonial administration since 1946 until 1949. In addition to Istana Negara had at the time of Sukarno's presidency when the State Capital was moved to Yogyakarta.

Lesehan Malioboro

As the sun began to set, when the street lights came on and shops that add to the beautiful atmosphere of Malioboro, one by one starting stall lesehan held. Jogja traditional foods such as catfish pecel gudeg or can be enjoyed here in addition to oriental cuisine or sea food and cuisine of Padang. And entertainment songs or tembang memorable hits by the other street when dining.

For tourists who want to taste the cuisine along Malioboro street, ask for price list and make sure the seller, to avoid the rising prices are not reasonable.

Visiting Yogyakarta is known as the "Living Museum Javanese Culture", was not complete without a stop at the road that has many stores various historical stories as well as Indonesia struggles nation filled with various souvenirs. A paradise for lovers of history and souvenir hunters. (YogYES.COM: R. Shah)
Shopping in Malioboro

One of the most famous street in Yogyakarta, Malioboro filled with merchants and shops selling antiques and souvenirs attractive with a relatively cheap price.

Getting There

Tugu Station, Malioboro can be reached on foot or by pedicab ride.

Where to Stay

Various hotels and inns throughout Yogyakarta. To make your shopping session more fun, stay in hotels located in Jalan Malioboro.





Dining Guide

* Batik is processed into a variety of goods available here. From negligee to formal batik shirt for men, all can be found in Malioboro. Batik can also be made bags, tablecloths, sheets, pillowcases, curtains, and so on. If you buy batik printing, separate laundry. Use lerak (sold in Malioboro) or mild detergent to wash.
* The silver can be found here.
* Various items from wood, metal, plastics are also available.
* Try the traditional cake-like, bakpia. It was sweet and delicious.

Things to See or Do

Market Shopping in the Bering Harjo. Visiting the Palace or the Taman Sari.


* Malioboro is usually filled with visitors and local residents, pay careful attention to your luggage.
* For items with better quality, visit the store Mirota in Malioboro.
* Do not forget to bargain!

Bring a large backpack or bag to carry your groceries.


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