Visit a Jogja silver workshop Excellent Jogja Driver +62 819 1553 4286 As with Yogyakarta’s batik trade, the silver industry in the city is linked to its long history of artisanship in the service of the Sultan. To see Jogja’s silver artists in action, visit Kota Gede, about 2 miles southeast of Jalan Malioboro, accessible by bus or becak.
The area’s main street, Jalan Kemasan, is heavily populated with silver workshops turning out fine filigreed silver craft and jewelry. (Look out for their silver-crafted miniatures, like the silver Harley pictured at left.) As with the batik shops, some silver shops allow visitors to look at the silver being crafted by artisans.
While you’re in the area, visit the Royal Cemetery, the burial place of Mataram Kings who established their capital in Kota Gede in the 1500s. As the Cemetery is a religious place of pilgrimage, conservative clothing is required for visitors.