Prawirotaman Street in Mergangsan Sub-District, Yogyakarta Special Region
It is likely tourists would spend more than one day when visiting Yogyakarta City. The reason is they want to explore all the interesting parts of the region. As for the reference, there is Prawirotaman Street! The location is in Brontokusuman Village and it belongs to Mergangsan Sub-District. This area is known as the center of foreigners. No wonder, the locals call it Kampung Turis Internasional or International Tourist Village. In the past, it once became a base for local heroes and the center of batik industry! These days, though, lots of inns and small hotels operate in that location. No wonder, tons of foreigners often crowd the site, especially during holidays.
Due to the presence of lots of foreign tourists, Prawirotaman Street is considered crowded and merry. This nuance is somehow interesting. For the information, that area is also known as Gerilya Street. It is because the site was once used by local heroes to arrange plan during the war. It was called the base of Prajurit Hantu Maut. These days, tourists can only find several hotels and accommodations. At night, the nuance feels soother indeed. Lots of food vendors are also seen in this site.
Exploring Prawirotaman Street
The first thing to know about Prawirotaman Street is none other than the complete facilities. It is the center of inns, culinary, and entertainment. No wonder, both local and foreign tourists would gather in that area. Aside from hotels, the site also offers other facilities. These include cafes, restaurants, internet center, tour agencies, and much more. Not to mention a bookshop resides there, offering cheap products. Don’t miss to visit several art shops that sell unique and beautiful items. Even tourists can get antiques there!
The next allure in Prawirotaman Street is related to history. Tourists only need to meet the locals and find further information related to the site. As for the name, it was derived from Kraton’s nobleman called Prawirotomo. The palace gave him a plot of land in that area in the 19th century. Soon, it developed into the current attractive site. In order to hear complete information regarding history, though, tourists must find a local guide first before exploring the location.
The majority of people who live around Prawirotaman Street are able to speak the English Language! No wonder, foreigners can easily find information there. As for tourist activities, the best thing to do is to try local foods and snacks. Various types of foods are available, so everyone should try them all! One thing, some of these are quite expensive!
- Ahmad Dahlan Tomb
- Perjuangan Museum
- East Fortress Corner
How to Get There
Tourists should take advantage of an airplane service in order to reach Yogyakarta City, especially for those coming outside the region. From Jakarta City (Soekarno – Hatta International Airport), for example, their flight would take around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Once arriving at Adisucipto International Airport, tourists should take Majapahit Street or Ringroad Timur Street and head to Prawirotaman right away. As for the distance, it is 12 km. That means this trip takes only about 28 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Duta Guesthouse
- Grand Rosela Hotel
- Perwita Sari Hotel
- Prayogo Tiga Hotel