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Malioboro Street the Shopping Mecca of Yogyakarta

September 11, 2017 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

Yogyakarta, a city on the Indonesian island of Java, is well known as a center of education, classical Javanese fine art and culture, including music, ballet, poetry and its world-renowned batik fabric. Java’s long and colorful history means the city is also close by to some stunning sights of interest, including Borobudur, the world’s largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, and Prambanan, an ancient Hindu temple northeast of the city.

Yogyakarta is also a great city for shopping, and one of the major shopping areas popular with visitors is Jalan Malioboro, or Malioboro Street in English. Along both sides of this mile-long strip of road you will find shops and stalls selling a vast array of goods, including clothes, leather goods, ornaments and a large variety of handicrafts. While prices are quite reasonable, as is the custom, visitors should be ready to try out their bargaining skills which can often lead to a welcome discount!

In the evening, Malioboro Street is also a popular eating area with many side street restaurants, or warungs as they are called locally, offering locals and visitors alike an array of cuisine choices, with prices starting at less than a dollar per dish. The evening also brings with it a colourful assortment of painters and performers, while street musicians and traditional drummers provide the local beats and keep the atmosphere lively. In recent years, the area has also become a popular hangout with young locals, who enjoy eating out at the warungs and attending the local bars and clubs.

Located only about a kilometer from the north end of Malioboro Street is Beringharjo Market. This lively and fascinating market is the epicenter of much buying and selling activity as it is one of the biggest traditional markets in the city. There are literally hundreds of warungs offering fruits and vegetables, spices and herbs, as well as a variety of apparel, and of course, batik. Batik is a method of using wax-resist dyeing on cotton cloth, and Indonesia’s batik which originates from Java, has been given special status by UNESCO. This artistic and colorful cloth makes a great souvenir and Beringharjo Market offers visitors the chance to find some amazing bargains.

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