The Malioboro Street as the Best Place to Shopping and Enjoy the Javanese Culture in Yogyakarta
Malioboro Yogyakarta – Yogyakarta is a outstanding historical and cultural heritage city. Yogyakarta was the center of the Mataram dynasty on 1575 up to 1640, and as far as Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) is present in a real function. Yogyakarta also has many thousands of year ancient temples as a large ancient royal heritage, such as the Borobudur Temple was founded in the ninth century Syailendra strain.
In addition to cultural heritage, Yogyakarta has beautiful natural scenery. Such as the green rice fields covering suburban areas with a background of Mount Merapi. Then, natural beach can be easily found in the south of Yogyakarta.
Here people to live in peace and have a traditional Javanese hospitality. Just try to go around the city by bike, pedicab, or horse-drawn carriage. You will find sincere smiles and warm greeting in every corner of the city.
The hospitality of the people and the unique culture of Java is attracting tourists to visit this city. When you visit Jogja, you must visit a favorite place that characterizes this city, Malioboro. Malioboro is the name of the street in Yogyakarta, which consists of Mangkubumi Prince Street and Jalan Jend. A. Yani. Malioboro is the most famous street and the main destination for tourists when visiting Yogyakarta. There are many artists in the streets, they often express their abilities in this way, and there are playing music, painting and others.
Malioboro Yogyakarta street is a symbol this city and also the busiest commercial area in the region. The street is alive in 24 hours a day and extends to distance of 2 kilometers from north to south. At the south ends there crossing, known as zero kilometer. Some person say that the name of Malioboro came from Marlboro, the British Governor-General, that ruled in Yogyakarta in the colonial period. You can find the colonial buildings that line the street along with the front section a more modern building.
Walking around in Malioboro Street is like walking into a large craft market, where vendors sell handicrafts to visitors. There are crafts and handmade batik, and slippers, gloves, hats, bags do everything from dry skin and plants, shells, coconut and rattan. You can swap price for handicrafts and batik also can be purchased for a half the original asking price so feel free to bargain. During the holiday season begin of July up to August this place is the busiest time of Malioboro street and it will get very crowded with international tourists and another visitors from various regions in Indonesia.
If you feel hungry at Malioboro Street, there are many choices of restaurants and places to eat and drink, and there are many sellers of food available in 22:00 up to 04:00. Local food is sold on the roadside, and includes warm sauce, steak, onions, tea, coffee and juice. You can choose what you like from Lesehan food vendors, and put them on a plate, then sat on the sidewalk and enjoy!
That’s all information about Malioboro Yogyakarta. Visit Malioboro Street to enjoy the culture of Java.