The Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate Palace, better known as the Yogyakarta Palace, is a living museum for Javanese culture in Yogyakarta and a center of Javanese cultural development.
The Yogyakarta Palace was built by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I since 1755. The Yogyakarta palace layout consists of a core complex namely Siti Hinggil Ler (North Balairung), Kamandhungan Ler (Kamandhungan Utara), Sri Manganti, Kedhaton, Kamagangan, Kamandhungan Kidul (Kamandhungan Selatan) and Siti Hinggil Kidul (South Balairung).
Gladhag Pangurakan, which is is the main gate, a kind of fortress to be able to enter the palace. After passing through the building, we will pass the main building called Bangsal Pagelaran or another name is Tragtat Rambat.
In the past, this place was the place where the courtiers met to face the Sultan. But now, this place is used for tourism activities or events related to the Sultanate of Yogyakarta.
Still in the same building, right on the Sultan's throne, straight facing forward will be seen Tugu Yogya. It was intentionaly made,and there is a philosophical meaning behind it, that the Sultan's attention is always directed to the people of Yogyakarta.
Entering Siti Honggil Ler's room, visitors will find photos of the Sultan from the first to the last. This place is used to be as a place where the Sultanate held the ceremony. In 1949, this room was used to inaugurate Gadjah Mada University.
These ancient relics are like a library that holds ancient manuscripts, royal relics and the museum that stores a photo collection of the kings in Yogyakarta, their families and relatives. Traditional ceremonies are still routinely held to preserve ancestral traditions such as jamasan (bathing the kris and royal trains) and Grebeg Maulud.
UNESCO has inaugurated the building of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace as a world heritage as objects and objects.