Alun-Alun Kidul ( South ) Yogyakarta

Alun-Alun Kidul ( South ) Yogyakarta

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Yogyakarta Sultanate is one of the Islamic empires on the island of Java which has a square. There are 2 squares, they are: the plaza at the front of the Palace, which is (North Square) and the plaza at the back of the Yogyakarta Palace (South Square). Both of these squares have their respective functions.

Yogyakarta’s South Square known as Alkid is believed to be a resting place (palereman) for the Gods. Therefore the square is now widely used by people as a place to placate the hearts of many people.

In the past, the southern plaza was widely used for certain events such as the dexterity training of palace warriors.

Currently there are no soldiers who practice dexterity in that place. Areas that are open and function as public spaces and entertainment arenas for the community. Every day, this place is visited by people of all ages.

The South Square area is a must-visit for migrants who reside in Yogyakarta before returning to their respective home areas.

Although there have been many changes in the function of the South Square, there is at least one thing that has not changed, which is still able to be a place to calm the heart. Although just sitting and chatting while watching the activities of people in the South Square.

As one of the Yogyakarta icons besides the Tugu Jogja, Malioboro, the Palace and Tamansari Alun-alun Kidul is one of the favorite tourist destinations of tourists. Late in the afternoon Alkid began to be visited by a group of family members who spent their time waiting for the evening prayer.

After the night the atmosphere will be increasingly visited by tourists who try to do it or just to get together at the edge of the road. The atmosphere will be more beautiful because the decorative lights here and there began to show itself at night. There is a special menu found in this place, while sitting and sitting enjoying food at angkringan or Lesbian, tourists can order the special drinks provided at the stall, namely Wedang Bajigur, Wedang round and roasted corn.

At certain times of the palace held a shadow puppet show at Sasono Hinggil Dwi Abad. Also at a certain time before the Grebeg ceremony, tourists can see the busy preparations of the Keraton soldiers who will serve in the Grebeg ceremony. In Alun-alun Kidul the soldiers gather to do a dress rehearsal before the celebration.

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