HomeBlogs Kota Gede Kota Gede, which is often called Sargede is located about five
kilometers southeast of Yogyakarta, Kotagede is a neat little town,
which was once the seat of the mighty Mataram Empire. Since the 1930s,
Kotagede has become famous for being the center of the Yogya silverwork
industry. There are a number of workshops where visitors are welcome to
watch silver being transformed into beautiful works of art known as
"Yogya Silver". Kotagede is easily reached by "andong", the
four-wheeled horse-drawn cart, by taxi, bus, or car.
cemetery complex one can still visit the cemetery of the Mataram kings
like Sutowijoyo or Ngabei Loring Pasar, the founder of Mataram Kingdom,
who was then called Panembahan Senopati. There is also the unique tomb
of Ki Ageng Mangir. He was Panembahan Senopati son in law and also
Panembahan Senopati enemy. His dead body was buried half inside of the
special area for kings and Panembahan Senopati families, and a half of
his body was buried outside of the complex. There is a stone called "
Watu Gilang ", a stone on which Panembahan Senopati smashed the Ki
Ageng Mangir head to dead.
Those who want to go inside the
cemetery have to wear traditional clothes that one can hire at the
place. Kota Gede Royal cemetery is open on Monday at. 10.00 am - 12.00
am, and Friday at 01.30 pm. - 04.00 pm. In addition to the cemetery,
there are also graceful gates, a pond full of Clarius Melanodermas and
a yellow turtle. This turtle is hundred years of age and people believe
it as a sacred miraculous turtle.
Since the 1930s, however,
Kotagede has become famous for being the centre of the Yogya silverwork
industry. Kotagede is easily reached by "among", the four wheeled horse
drawn cart, by taxi, bus, or car. There are a number of workshops where
visitors are welcome to watch silver being transformed into beautiful
works of art known as "Yogya Silver".