Malioboro is the name of one of the three-way streets in the city of Yogyakarta, which stretches from Tugu Yogyakarta up to the intersection of Post Office in Yogyakarta. Overall Mangkubumi consists of Prince Road, Jalan Malioboro and Jalan Jend. A. Yani. This road is the axis of Imaginary Lines Sultan's Palace.
There are several historic objects in the area three roads include Tugu Yogyakarta, Tugu Station, Great House, Market Beringharjo, Fortress and Monument Vredeburg Monumen Serangan Oemoem 1 Maret.
Jalan Malioboro is very popular with the street vendors who peddle crafts typical jogja and Lesbian stalls at night selling food jogja typical warm and well-known as a gathering place of artists-artists who often express their capabilities like playing music, painting, hapening art, mime and others along this road.
This road formed into a trading locality after Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I developed a means of trading through a traditional market since 1758. After over 248 years, the place was still survive as a trade area even be one of the icon known as the Malioboro Yogyakarta.
Located about 800 meters from the sultan's palace, this place was once filled with a bouquet of flowers every time the Kingdom implement celebration. Malioboro, which in Sanskrit means "garland" the basis for naming the road.
Flanked by shops, offices, restaurants, hotels and historic buildings, streets that used to struggle when he became the basis of the Dutch military aggression to-2 in 1948 was also the land odyssey of the artists who are members of the community Persada Studies Club (PSK)-led artists Landu pennant Paranggi since the 1970's until around 1990.
Enjoy the experience of shopping, souvenir hunting of Jogja, tourists can walk along the shoulder of the road which berkoridor (arcade). Here you will find many vendors that hold merchandise. Ranging from local handicrafts such as batik, rattan ornament, leather puppets, bamboo crafts (key chains, decorative lamps, etc.) also blangkon (hat typical Java / Yogyakarta) and silver goods, to merchants who sell a lot of knick knacks general found in other trading places. Throughout the arcade, tourists can shop in peace in a sunny or rainy conditions, also can enjoy a pleasant shopping experience at bargain prices. If lucky, can be reduced for a third or even half.
Do not forget to leave little energy. There is still a traditional market that should be visited. In the place known as Beringharjo market, in addition, tourists can find similar goods are sold along the arcade, this market provides a variety of traditional products is more complete. In addition to local products Jogja, neighboring areas are also available products such as batik or batik Pekalongan Solo. Looking for batik or batik print, or just looking for curtains decorating the windows with unique motifs and batik bed sheets beautiful. This place will satisfy your shopping desires unique items with a cheaper price.
As the sun began to set, when the lights lit streets and shops began adding to the beauty of the atmosphere of Malioboro, one by one stall lesehan were held. Jogja typical food such as warm or pecel catfish can be enjoyed here in addition to oriental cuisine or sea food and cuisine of Padang. And entertainment hits or memorable songs by the other street when dining.
For tourists who want to taste the cuisine along Malioboro street, ask for price list and make sure the seller, to avoid the rising prices are not fair.
Visiting Yogyakarta, known as "Living Museum Javanese Culture", was not complete without a stop at the road that has many historical stories of struggle to save the Indonesian nation and filled with various souvenirs. A paradise for lovers of history and souvenir hunters
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