Keraton Ngayogyakarta or Sultan Palace is a palace of the Sultanate of Ngayogyakarta official who is now located in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Although the empire was officially has become part of the Republic of Indonesia in 1950, this palace building complex still serves as a residence sultan and his court of households who are still running the imperial tradition until today. Palace is now also one tourist attraction in the city of Yogyakarta. Part of the palace complex is a museum that holds various collections belonging to the empire, including a variety of gifts from the kings of Europe, a replica of heritage palace, and gamelan. In terms of the building, this palace is one example of Javanese palace architecture of the best, has sumptuous hall and court-hall and a spacious pavilion.
Sultan Palace began to be established by Sultan Hamengkubuwono first few months post Giyanti Agreement in 1755. The location of this palace is reputedly used a pesanggarahan named Garjitawati. Guesthouse was used to break the funeral procession of the kings of Mataram (Kartasura and Surakarta) to be buried in Imogiri. Another version mentions the location of the palace is a spring, Pacethokan Bannerman, who is in the middle Beringan forest. Prior to occupy the Palace of Yogyakarta, Sultan Hamengkubuwono I stayed at Guesthouse Amber Ketawang which now includes the District of Sleman Gamping.
Physically, the palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta has seven core complex that is Siti Hinggil LER (North Hall), Kamandhungan LER (North Kamandhungan), Sri Manganti, Kedhaton, Kamagangan, Kamandhungan Kidul (South Kamandhungan), and Siti Hinggil Kidul (South Hall). In addition, Sultan Palace has a good range of cultural heritage in the form of the ceremony as well as antiquities and historic. On the other hand, Sultan Palace is also a traditional institution complete with customary holders. Therefore not surprising that the values of philosophy as well as mythology surrounds Yogyakarta Palace.