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Yogyakarta - Kotagede: the Heritage of Mataram Sultanate

Kotagede: the Heritage of Mataram Sultanate

(20 reviews)
Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
30 mins

About the tour

The Mataram Sultanate was the origin of the current Sultanate of Yogyakarta. The history of this kingdom was started in 1587, when the first King built his palace in the area called Mentaok forest. Most of his palace now had vanished, but the mosque and the royal cemetery, that we will visit, still standing as a mark of its glory. Learn about the acculturation of Hindu and Islam in this mosque complex. This mixed cultures created the great uniqueness of place.

Meet your local guide


Gagat loves Indonesian culture and has a great passion of showing his beautiful people and country. He will be more than happy to share some secrets of the places of interest one might never hear before, making your trip as interesting as possible. Having studied law and great attention to the current issues, he enjoys discussion with various topics over coffee in the afternoon, while also having a great passion in trains and planes. Gagat enjoys listening to almost all music genres and sometimes trying to sing at almost the right tune... no worries, he will only be guiding and not singing :)"

Gagat has been guiding since Apr 2009

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 guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Sat B.

09 April 2021


Manuela P.

09 April 2021

fine tours, friendly and smart guide - thank you very much and keep smiling :-)

Carol C.

09 April 2021

Another peaceful tour with such an interesting guide.

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

17 March 2021

Good Tour

Noreene (Lancaster, PA, USA) .

17 March 2021

Gagat always conducts a great tour. He explained the history of the Mataram Sultanate, where Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Javanese cultures combine. We were able to meet people coming to the mosque to pray in traditional dress, saw the bathing pools, and enjoyed some engaged couples there for photo shoots. Another delightful tour!

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