Home Ngasem Bird Market Ngasem is located just 400 meters to the west of Keraton. It is the largest and oldest bird market in Yogyakarta. It has been operating from as early as 1809. During that period, birds were used as a measurement of wealth and social status. Thatís the reason why the location is not too far from the kingdom. Although birds arenít the only thing sold in Ngasem, but bird sellers occupy most of the area in Ngasem, covering about one third of it. Other than birds, Ngasem also provide other animasl that can be bought, such as dogs, cats, snakes, turtles, fishes, hamsters, and many others. If youíre looking to find a pet, this is the place to look for. Besides animals, like almost every traditional market in Yogyakarta, Ngasem also sells everyday needs, including cooking ingredients, vegetables, fruits and meat.
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