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Becoming the 'Guest' of the Royal Family

by Gregorius Gagat Handoyo

Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Duration
    1h 30m (Public) / 1h 30m (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 guests (Public) / 20 guests (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English

Itinerary

Yes, our Sultan opens his royal residence for us to come and visit. The Sultan of Yogyakarta has a unique role in our republic. As the head of the royal family he has to lead the activities of preserving the Javanese cultures and heritage, while as the head of the kingdom, he is the governor of the Special Region (a province with special rights and obligations). 

For about one and half hours, I will guide you around this huge compound and take a close look of the royal buildings and important places, as well as the regalias, some documentations of the Javanese ceremonies and cultural events.

The Palace is open for public on Tuesdays to Sundays from 09 am to 01 pm (GMT+7). Please use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone/utc to check the local time in your own location

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
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Preparing for your Experience

An internet connection, Zoom account, a tablet/smartphone/pc/laptop, a cup of tea/coffee/chocolate drink.

Meet Your Guide

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Gregorius Gagat Handoyo
Gregorius Gagat Handoyo

Hello, my name is Gagat. I was born and grew up in Jakarta (the capital city of Indonesia), but my mother came from this city. And since year 2001, I have lived and enjoy the hospitality of the people of Yogyakarta.

During this time, I have developed my affection to this city and its people, as well as its cultures and heritages. And today, I am very happy to share them all with you.