Kraton (Palace), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

So staying in Yogya rest of this week. Have visited the Kraton yesterday, which is the palace of the city. Explored the complex seeing the lots of treasures, the golden pavilion which had a traditional Javaneseperformance of music and ladies singing. You can’t see all of the palace as it is still lived in by the Sultan of Yogya to this day.

 Today I have spent wandering around the Taman Suri, which is the water gardens near the palace, they have been damaged by an earthquake in the past but the main pools have been restored. Around the area used to be a lake but nowadays is houses, little lanes and other broken buildings. Some locals did show me the underground mosque and tunnels that ran underneath the lake to the Sultan’s private rooms!

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