Watching the aristocratic life is very enjoyable because we will be brought to an unusual life style which is full of amazing thing, moreover if it is traditional aristocratic kingdom such as Keraton Yogyakarta. Keraton Yogyakarta is one of many traditional aristocratic kingdoms which still maintain its culture until now.
Fortunately this place is not hard to reach especially after the local government arranges new transportation system called Bus Trans Jogja. The easiest way is taking the private car, but for backpacker is also easy to reach this place via public transportation. You just need to start from Giwangan bus station then take the bus in line 4 and 9 to Keraton Yogyakarta, or you can start from Jombor bus station take a trans Jogja to Malioboro and continue by taking becak, but it is more expensive. Before entering the gate of Keraton Yogyakarta, you have to pay only 2000 rupiah for adult without taking a camera. If you bring camera, you have to pay 1000 rupiah more and 2000 for recording it. It opens everyday from 08.30 until 13.000 WIB, but for Friday it only opens until 11.00 WIB.
In Keraton Jogja you can see many traditional heritages from the Yogyakarta art and Mataram Kingdom. There are so many art performances such as gamelan, skin puppet, traditional dance and many more. One suggestion that never leave anything or any junk in this place, and do not do something strange or break the rule because this place is believed is protected by mystical power.