Home Bantul The Graveyard of Mataram Kings in Imogiri
This cemetery was build by Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo, who was the greatest king in the era of the dynasty of Islamic Mataram between 1613-1645. The cemetery is located on the upper part of a hill in Pajimatan Girirejo, Sub district of Imogiri about 12 km East of Bantul City.
The area is divided into several parts, those are the Cemetery of the Yogyakarta Sultanate and the Cemetery of Surakarta Sultanate. To reach this cemetery, visitors have to climb up 345 steps and must wear Javanese traditional costumes. On the Friday Kliwon or Tuesday Kliwon, in the month of Suro, a traditional ceremony called Nawu Kong ( Nguras Kong ) is held.