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except perhaps a visit to a few silversmith shops. A place to go to to hunt down some exquisite silver jewellery, but apart from that, there's nothing very much to it. What about all the unique doors in the area? Yawn.
Very Javanese Islamic architect and more on religious matter. Called Kota Gede as it was big city during the Kraton Kings time previously. Alleys to the mosque was very unique. Javanese feeling with some Balinese architecture which was balance and created beautiful feelings when you...More
We regularly travel to Jogja to shop, although now that Hero has closed and Carrefour is no longer Carrefour, nor sells European food we will be going to Lotte in Solo more often. I had read a lot about Kota Gede and thought it would...More
Kota Gede has always been an illusive section of Yogya.
The front that it puts on for tourists of cheap repetative silver shops and a few random cheap cafe's and warunds, belies the underlying aura of this quite mythical old city.
It's good to reflect...More
Here lay down the first King of Mataram Islam Kingdom, Panembahan Senopati (passed away in 1601), and the other Kingdom of Mataram Islam founders and their families.
This cemetery is looked after by the Palace Courtiers (Abdi Dalem) who wearing Javanese traditional outfits. Beskap peranakan,...More
I was surprised to see how empty the streets were. I've seen some people in silver selling shops, I walked into a couple of them, the craftsmanship is indeed outstanding, but I thought most of the things were very pricey.
Walking through the little streets...More
Kota Gede is a must for anyone interested in buying filigree silver jewellery. The silver used is always 925 Sterling Silver and the method is highly intricate taking several days and even weeks sometimes to make a single necklace or bracelet.
My favourite store is...More