If you want to visit the legendary shopping area in Yogyakarta, you can visit Malioboro which is the pride of Yogyakarta City residents. The name Malioboro comes from the name of a British colonial member who once occupied Jogja in 1811-1816 AD named Marlborough.
The Dutch East Indies Colonial Government built Malioboro’s center of government and economic activity in the center of Yogyakarta in the 19th century. Symbolically also intends to emulate the Yogyakarta Palace’s authority over the splendor of the Palace that dominates the region.
To support this goal, then the Dutch Colonial established:
• Benteng Vredeburg, (founded in 1765. Now the fort is remembered as a museum that is open for public tourism)
• Colonial Residency Palace (founded in 1832M, now the Presidential Palace of Gedung Agung)
• Beringharjo Market, Garuda Hotel (formerly a place to stay and gather the colonial elite.
• Malioboro Shopping District (the center of the colonial economy).
Historic buildings located in the Malioboro area are silent witnesses of the city’s journey from time to time. Malioboro presents various shopping activities, ranging from traditional activities to modern shopping activities. One way to shop at Malioboro is by the process of bargaining, especially for commodities in the form of souvenirs sold by street sellers lined up along the sidewalks of Malioboro Street. Various kinds of crafts can be found here such as handicrafts from silver, leather, wood, batik cloth, pottery and so on. To shop here you must be good at bargaining for items that you want to buy. It’s not impossible that you will get a much cheaper price than the price offered by the seller.
The Malioboro area is also close to other historical attractions which are very interesting history stories. You can continue to visit other attractions that are close enough after you shop at Malioboro. Historical attractions close to Malioboro include Yogyakarta Palace, North Square, Great Mosque, Fort Vredeburg, Sonobudoyo Museum and Kauman Village.
The Siciatet Building (now a Cultural Park), Bank Indonesia, Inna Garuda Hotel and Bank BNI 46 are Architectural Tours of colonial heritage in Yogyakarta which can still be seen today. While traditional shopping tourism which is quite close to Malioboro is located in Ngasem Market and Beringharjo Market. There is also a public library owned by the Provincial Government of Yogyakarta for tourists who love reading.
In Malioboro you can see dozens of traditional vehicles such as horse carts and parking rickshaws lined up on the right of the road on the slow Malioboro lane. While on the left side of the road you can see hundreds of parked motorized vehicles that are a sign that Malioboro is an area that attracts visitors.
Tourist activities in Malioboro are not only during the day, but in Malioboro area, tourism activities will continue with the nuances of culinary tourism provided by stalls that appear at night, especially after 21.00 WIB. While eating dishes at Malioboro lesehan stall, tourists will be entertained by street musicians who visit the lesehan while playing certain songs.
Address: Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta City Special Region of Yogyakarta.
• From Giwangan Terminal or bus stops spread across the city of Yogyakarta using city bus line 4 and Transjogja bus route 3A or 3B.
• Using a taxi, horse cart or pedicab
What you can find around Malioboro
• Hotels with various classes from budget hotels to 5-star hotels
• Restaurants with traditional menus, chinesse food, western
• Money Changer
• Food Shop and By Yogyakarta
• Worship place
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