Kotagede is a historic suburb within the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Formerly the capital city of Mataram Kingdom and home to an ancient mosque that housed the remains of the first sultan, Panembahan Senopati. Senopati’s tomb can be found on the mosque’s courtyard, which is located south of the market center of the neighborhood.
Kotagede consists of a maze of narrow streets, lined with mosaic-tiled houses that were once the home of the upper class. This environment is also known as the main center for the city’s silver industry; Jalan Kemasan is the main street leading into town and it is lined with silver shops, where everything from handmade bowls to modern jewellery are made, bought, and sold.
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Traveling in Yogyakarta will not be complete without visiting Kotagede, the silver center in the city. Not only can you shop for silver jewellery, but even more fun is that you can enroll in classes to learn how to make your own jewellery, guided by professional instructors.
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