Yogyakarta is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Yogyakarta one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Yogyakarta is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Yogyakarta or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Yogyakarta. Explore the historical monuments of Yogyakarta with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Yogyakarta guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Yogyakarta page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Yogyakarta landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Yogyakarta.
#1 of 8 Historical Places in Yogyakarta | Added 14799 times in trip plans
Jl Raya Jogya - Solo Km 16 Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
A 9th century Hindu temple complex in Central Java , the Prambanan temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and is largest Hindu temple sites in Indonesia and is one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. Dedicated to the Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh; it is located at a distance of 17 kilometres from the city of Yogyakarta.
The structure is ...
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Jl. Taman, Kraton, Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Taman Sari also known as Tamansari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta built by portugese's invisible hand in 18th century. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton Yogyakarta. The Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense are...
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Jl. Candi Plaosan, Kec. Prambanan, Kab. Klaten, Jawa Tengah 57454, Indonesia
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located about a kilometre away from the Prambanan temple complex, the Plaosan temple is spread over an area of 2000 square meters at an elevation of 148 metres above sea level. Surrounded by verdant paddy fields of banana and corn, the Dengok River provides ample water to the vegetation adding to the allure of the sight.
It was built in mid-9th cen...
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Kota Gede is a silent witness of the rise of the Islamic Mataram Kingdom that ruled almost the entire Java. The cemetery of Islamic Mataram Kingdom forefathers, the fort's ruins, and the other historical remains can be found in Kotagede.
A former capital and then reconstructed by different rulers the renovation made it huge and was hence named as &...
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10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Imogiri also known as Imagiri is a royal graveyard complex in Yogyakarta, in south-central Java, Indonesia, as well as a modern village located near the graveyard in Bantul Regency. Imogiri is a traditional resting place for the royalty of central Java, including many rulers of the Sultanate of Mataram and of the current houses of Surakarta and Yog...
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06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Tugu Jogja is the most popular landmark of Yogyakarta. This monument is located right in the center of the crossroad between the Mangkubumi, Soedirman, and A.M. Sangaji and Diponegoro roads. The Tugu Jogja that is almost 3 centuries old has a very deep meaning and it keeps some history records of Yogyakarta.
Tugu Jogja was built...
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Jl. Malioboro, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55271, Indonesia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
A great place for shopaholics, Jalan Malioboro or Molioboro Street is well-known as a shopper’s paradise in Yogyakarta. Lying around the north-south axis in line with Yogyakarta Kraton and Mount Merapi, it is an important tourist centre dotted with hotels, restaurants and stores. The sidewalks are flooded with small stalls offering budget goo...
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Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
06:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remains of the 8th century golden age of the Javanese kingdoms. Overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the Mount Merapi, Ratu Boko is located at a distance of 17 kilometres from Yogyakarta city centre. A perfect blend of Hindu and Buddhist architecture, the site is named after the legendary King Boko of...