YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR 2 Days 1 Night
Yogyakarta city tour 2 Days 1 Night. Yogyakarta is the last city of kingdom which becomes one of cultural center in Java. This town is one of provinces in Indonesia with special region status that possesses Keraton Yogyakarta.
Keraton is an adiluhung, monumental building which reflects great life characteristics of a kingdom, it was built by Prince Mangkubumi, was then called Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana I.
Keraton or kedhaton was originated from the word ka-ratu-an or ka-dhatu-an that means the Sultan Palace. Keraton has two functions, as a residence and the center of authority. Generally, Keraton Yogyakarta is a part of the continuous chain of keratons in Java. Therefore there is a related typology of Keraton Yogyakarta with the physical structure of the previous keraton in Java. This similar typology resulted from the similar cosmology perception background, which adopted Hindu tradition about Jagat Purana
Human life was closely related to universe cosmic centered on round continent Jambudwipa which is surrounded by 7 layers of lands and oceans. On the continent there is a mountain (meru), a place for Gods. To keep the harmony of the universe, environment was composed concentrically to make the keraton as the replica of the universe.