Special region of Yogyakarta points of interest is varied. But if you want to know more about the
culture of this popular city, you can watch cultural attractions in Yogyakarta. Most cultural attractions are
held in interesting places in Yogyakarta, such as Keraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. So,
what are those interesting cultural attractions?
Gamelan Karawitan is an art show that combines gamelan traditional music with songs in ancient
Javanese language. Besides entertaining, Gamelan Karawitan art show also has meaningful
philosophical values. You are able to watch this art show in Bangsal Sri Menganti, Keraton Yogyakarta,
every Monday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 AM.
Traditional Javanese Dance
Another cultural attraction which is held in Keraton Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. This
impressive traditional Javanese dance will show you beautiful dance movements that contain philosophy.
You are able to watch this traditional Javanese dance every Monday at 10 AM to 12 AM. For you who
love to watch classic traditional dances, this cultural attraction is suitable for you.
Shadow puppets or in Javanese named Wayang Kulit is also shown in Keraton Yogyakarta. This cultural
show tells traditional Javanese stories such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, and many more. There are
some interesting parts if you watch shadow puppets shows, such as the plots of the stories, singing, and
also change in the characters’ voices. Shadow puppets shows are held every Sunday from 10 AM to 1
Sendratari Ramayana is held in Prambanan Temple, in Trimurti stage show exactly. Trimurti stage show
is an opened stage with the amazing view of Prambanan Temple as the background. This cultural
attraction shows various combinations of Javanese arts in the form of dances, drama, and music.
Sendratari Ramayana is held every day from 7.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
Labuhan Gunung Merapi
Labuhan Gunung Merapi Is actually a traditional ceremony. This traditional ceremony is held on the slope
of Mount Merapi. It is the way how the natives in Jogja show their gratitude. Things belong to Sultan
Yogyakarta or King of Yogyakarta is thrown away in the sea. This Labuhan Gunung Merapi Traditional
ceremony is very attractive to watch. Here, you can also see people wear traditional Javanese clothes.
Mocopat is a poetry reading show. Many popular Javanese poetries are read in this cultural attraction. By
visiting this cultural attraction in Jogja, you will be able to learn Javanese literature. This is the last
special region of Yogyakarta points of interest.