Kraton or Sultan Palace @ JogjaThursday, May 22, 2008
The King Palace or Sultan Palace or called Kraton it was built in 1775 by Pangeran Mangkubumi, the son of Prince who was then called Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I.
The Sultan's palace as one of the interesting tourist site in Yogyakarta. the palace now the dwelling palace of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X and his family.
This palace lay exactly between Winongo river and Code river. The Kraton built in grand and elegant Javanese architecture, lay in the center of the municipality, stretches from north to south. Each part of the building has its own name.
The bulk of the palace is actually a museum displaying portraits of the previous sultans, family trees and gifts from foreign dignitaries.