Malioboro Yogyakarta Java

by - May 30, 2019

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Malioboro is a legendary shopping area that is one of the pride of the city of Yogyakarta. Naming Malioboro comes from the name of a British colonial member who once occupied Jogja in 1811-1816 named Marlborough

The Dutch East Indies colonial built Malioboro in the center of Yogyakarta in the 19th century as a center of government and economic activity. Symbolically it also intends to rival the authority of the Palace over the magnificence of the palace which dominates the region.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

To support this goal, then Dutch Colonial established:
  1. Fort Vredeburg, (founded in 1765. Now the fort is remembered as a museum open for public tourism)
  2. Colonial Residency Palace (now the Palace of the Great Palace in 1832M)
  3. Beringharjo Market, Garuda Hotel (formerly as a place to stay and gather the colonial elite.
  4. Malioboro Shopping Area (a center of the colonial economy)

Historic buildings located in the Malioboro area are silent witnesses to the city's journey from time to time.

Activities at Malioboro Yogyakarta

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Malioboro presents a variety of shopping activities, ranging from traditional forms of activity to modern shopping activities. One way to shop at Malioboro is by bargaining, especially for commodity goods in the form of souvenirs and souvenirs sold by street vendors lining the sidewalks of Malioboro street. You can get various kinds of souvenirs and crafts here, such as silver, leather, wood, batik, earthenware and so on.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

You should not be surprised to see the price of goods in this place, for example the souvenir seller offers these items for 50,000 IDR. If you are interested in these items, the offer must be immediately followed by a process of bargaining from tourists. From this process the price drops dramatically, for example the trader is finally willing to release the item at a price of 20,000 IDR. This also applies if tourists visit and shop at the Beringharjo traditional market which is located not far from Malioboro. Such is the uniqueness of the tradition of shopping tours in Malioboro, buyers must be able to bargain.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

The Malioboro area is close to other historical tourism objects which very much hold interesting historical stories. After you shop at Malioboro you can continue to visit other attractions that are quite close. Places and attractions such as traveling architecture Dutch colonial heritage and other traditional shopping tours. Historical tourism objects adjacent to Malioboro such as: Yogyakarta Palace, North Square, Great Mosque, Fort Vredeburg, Sonobudoyo Museum and Kauman Village.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Colonial heritage tourism in Yogyakarta can still be witnessed such as the Siciatet Building (now a Cultural Park), Bank Indonesia, Inna Garuda Hotel and BNI’46 Bank. While traditional shopping tours that are quite close to Malioboro are in Ngasem Market and Beringharjo Market. There is also a public library owned by the DIY Provincial Government for tourists who like to read.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Tourists can also see other peculiarities of Malioboro such as dozens of carriages and rickshaws parked in a row to the right of the road on the slow lane of Malioboro. While on the left side of the road tourists can see hundreds of motorized vehicles parked in a row which is a sign that Malioboro is an area that absorbs many visitors.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Tourist activities in Malioboro are not only during the daytime, but in the Malioboro area tourism activities will continue with the nuances of dinner provided by stalls that appear at night, especially after 9:00 p.m. WIB. While eating a meal at the Malioboro lesehan stall, tourists will be entertained by street musicians who visit the Lesehan while singing certain songs.

Facilities at Malioboro Yogyakarta

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Facilities and accommodations as supporting facilities that support the tourism sector in this place are very complete. Five-star hotels up to jasmine class hotels are widely available around this location such as on Mangkubumi Street, Dagen Street, Sosrowijayan Street, Malioboro Street, Suryatmajan Street and Mataram Street. Or look for lodging in the western part, i.e. on Jalan Ngasem and Wijilan area which is located not far from Malioboro.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Many restaurants are spread in this region with a very diverse menu and tastes ranging from angkringan stalls (wagon-shaped warungs that provide local food), Yogyakarta specialties served in lesehan atmosphere such as gudeg, fried rice, sambel + fresh vegetables and so on. There is also a restaurant or cafe that provides Chinese food, fast food or western cuisine in the form of steaks, beef lasagna and others.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Shopping and History Tourism

Other facilities include places of worship, tourism police, information posts, money changer kiosks, ATM, internet cafes, parking lots and so on. There is also a kiosk that provides souvenirs from Yogyakarta which is located on Jalan Mataram or west of Malioboro which provides various types and forms of souvenirs and snacks typical of Jogja such as yangko, geplak, bakpia, various types of chips and others.

Ticket : Free
How to get there : There are many ways to get to this place. From Giwangan Terminal or bus stops that are scattered in the city of Yogyakarta using the city bus line 4 and Transjogja bus routes 3A or 3B.
Operational Hours : 03:00 pm-10:00pm visitor hours

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