Over breakfast--during which I finally got to try local specialty gudeg (jackfruit boiled in coconut milk and other ingredients)--we decided on a shorter trip to Kota Gede, a historical area now a suburb of Yogyakarta known for its abundance of silver workshops.
|Gudeg with chicken and egg|
Our first stop was the royal cemetery, which is adjacent to the Great Mosque. To visit the cemetery, we had to don some appropriate attire, which included sarongs and tops. There are men's and women's dressing rooms on opposite sides of the courtyard, and (at least in the women's side) an attendant helps ensure proper wearing of said attire. Once dressed, we were led through the cemetery to a tomb (only open limited hours on Mondays and Fridays) where Mataram kings and others are buried.
|Dressed for a visit to the royal cemetery|
|Kota Gede market|
|Kota Gede silver workshop|
|Lounging by the hotel pool|
|The neighborhood...just down the road from The Phoenix Hotel (yes, that's the Golden Arches on the right)|
|Rijsttafel at Madam Tan|
|Evening on the JL Malioboro|