6. KratonOf your 3 days in Yogyakarta, spend almost an entire one only exploring the city, even though there's so much to do a little ways from it. It's a great way to understand the life there.'Kraton' means 'palace'. The royal family - the current ruling Sultan - of Jogja holds residence here. On Wednesdays, you get a free guided tour of the palace, which is very helpful as the guide takes you through the history of Jogja and offers an interesting insight into the culture and life.The Kraton is rather grand. You will see a lot of royal traditions and customs brought out in the architecture, as well as in the exhibits of royal outfits and the fleet of cars.
This is another palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta, and remains the main seat of the sultan of Yogyakarta. A visit here is enough to understand why this is considered to be a cultural centre for the Javanese people.