Yogyakarta - Alun-alun : Play a Mystical Game Within the Wall of Sultan Palace

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Alun-alun : Play a Mystical Game Within the Wall of Sultan Palace

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(6 reviews)
South Alun-alun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
45 mins

About the tour

Talking about Alun-alun, it can be said that in every palace in Java Island has a big square which people called it as Alun-alun. The square is part of the palace which is a wide open space and located in front of and behind the palace. History ofAlun-alun Yogyakarta was started on 13 February 1755 after Gianti Agreement divided Mataram Kingdom into two regions: Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat in Yogyakarta and Surakarta Hadiningrat in Solo. The King of Yogyakarta built a new Palace with large 4000m square with two large squares which called as North Alun-alunin front of (in the Northern part of) the Palace and SouthAlun-alun in the back yard (in the Southern part of) the Palace. South Alun-alun is located in the back of Palace. South square was made to change the atmosphere of the back Palace as like the front. South Alun-alun develops as a real public space for the neighborhood. It is a sport area for community, it is a place to refreshing because of food hawkers and night activities there, and it is a suitable place to hold lots of competition such as 'Masangin', the most famous mystical game here. What is 'Masangin'? Let's find out and have some fun here.

Meet Mukhlas Nuri

Mukhlas Nuri

My name is Mukhlas which means sincere, and I love to do everything sincerely and with all my heart. In Bahasa Indonesia, Sang Pramuwisata means the tour guide. I love to show you the beauty of my country. I live in Yogyakarta, a city that is full of heritages, arts and culture, cuisine, and tradition. I have worked in this city as a professional tour guide since 2012. I graduated from Yogyakarta State University, with a major in Literature. With this knowledge, I am well equipped to explain to people about the stories and literature that relate to Yogyakarta, Java, and Indonesia. I love to share everything that this country has to offer!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Yogyakarta with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Yogyakarta. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers

Linda L.

22 September 2021

As I have said before Mukhlas is an excellent guide. He captured the atmosphere so well.

Michaela (Austria) M.

22 September 2021

I have to admit, cheering a blindfolded guide on is a first for me - but it was so much fun! Mukhlas did an amazing job showing us the atmosphere and lots of local traditions - and the game at the end was the perfect ending to a fun tour with an excellent guide. Thanks a lot - I really enjoyed myself!

Evelyn (Surabaya, Indonesia🇮🇩) G.

22 September 2021

This tour was fun. I know about this alun2 from Indonesian movies, but I never went there. And when mas Mukhlas was showing the game, of walking straight between 2 banyan trees, to be qualified for "sultan's army", I got excited and subconciously giving out directions. So much fun

Ann D.

13 September 2021

Sang is the epitome of Indonesians (in my experience). He is welcoming, knowledgeable, welcomes interaction, is friendly and makes me feel right at home!

J B.

12 September 2021

fun and interesting. Thank you.

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