One of the things to do in Jogja next is to visit the beautiful city in Yogyakarta. That is Kotagede. Kotagede is one of the regions in Yogyakarta which has been made as a tourist destination. As we all know, Yogyakarta is a city full of beauties. Beaches, mountains, cultures, and historical sites are the reason why there are so many tourists visit Yogyakarta. If you want to learn the historical part of Yogyakarta, you can visit Kotagede. Kotagede is a region with so many beautiful historical sites in it. You can see there are so many ancient sites which you can visit while learning the history in them. Not only the historical sites, but Kotagede is also filled with murals in the alleys which is very Instagram able. Very suitable for those who like to do selfies. To reach Kotagede is also easy. You only need 20 minutes by motorbike from the city centre. Do not be surprised though when you are entering Kotagede. The reason is that you will be welcomed by many gifts and handicraft shops. While Kotagede is famous for its historical sites, but it is also famous for its handicraft. For first-timers in Yogyakarta, we will give you all of the information related to Kotagede to help you in exploring it.
Doing Batik in Kotagede
As Kotagede is famous for its handicraft, you can do Batik in here. Brilliant Batik is the right place to do it. Located in Tegal Gendu Street, this handicraft shop will teach you how to do traditional-modern Batik. Not only they will teach you how to do it, but they also sell Batik clothes with beautiful patterns.
Learning traditional Java dance in Kotagede
Beside doing Batik, you can also learn how to dance the traditional Java dance in Sanggar Seni Kotagede. This is a kind of workshop place which offers you to learn how to dance the classic dance.
Learning to strike the Gamelan
Another thing that you can do next is to learn about Gamelan. Gamelan is a kind of musical instrument which used in events or formal party in the Keraton. You can try to learn them in Kotagede.
Silversmith in Kotagede
Famous for its handicraft, Kotagede is also famous for its silversmiths. There are many shops which can teach you how to do silversmiths. This becomes one of the things to do in Jogja which you have to do with your friends and family.