Ubud, Bali->Yogyakarta tour
Yogyakarta Sultanate Palace

Yogyakarta is a big city in the middle of Java, and is a base for visiting Borobudur and Prambanan ruins. I visited it with the intention of being a mere transit point, but it is the old cultural center of Java. I saw Ramayana Opera and Wayang (shadow play) at the hotel at night, but these should have been transmitted before Indonesia became Islam. When I asked the guide, “Is it good for Islam?”, There are religious colors from dance costumes, but the dance itself is not considered a problem. After all, even if I say Islam, I feel that every country has its own “reflecting Islam”.

Indonesia originally had sultans in various places, but a sultan still lives in Yogyakarta and the palace of Sultan is open to the public. The photo on the right is a relief in the Sultan Palace, which is probably the Hindu god Kala. The culture of Java Island is that the Sultanate of Islam uses Cara as a symbol.

The photo below is the ceiling of a room in Sultanate Palace in Yogyakarta. It's wonderful, but the Sultan Palace wasn't a place that seemed so interesting for tourism. So I don't take many pictures.

Yogyakarta Sultanate Palace

What was more beautiful than that was a facility called Water Place, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Sultan Palace. Apparently, it used to be a place of relaxation for sultan and family. The building is beautiful and the blue pool is also beautiful. The water spout at the hidden position is also elaborate.

Water Place in Yogyakarta

The overall view of the pool is shown below. There are places where the king swims and where the queens swim, but I forgot where.

Water Place in Yogyakarta

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