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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Zoo
“good place to spend a half day with kiddos. they have pinguin collections. kids can play interactively with giant turtles. this place has a pretty large lake where we can ride boats.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Medical Center
“Kotagede is the old Mataram Kingdom, the architectural structure brings back the old Javanese style ambience. You can also book a walking tour in this area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Noodle House
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“[GREAT ATMOSPHERE] what makes this place so special is the ambience... it feels mystically spooky and located just in front of a graveyard. the noodle itself tasted good.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“it is a small chocolate factory, located at kotagede, where you can peek the chocolate making process. lots of people go here just to buy varieties of chocolates as gifts. kotagede is considered as one of the beautiful towns in Asia (CNN 2019). therefore after visiting this place you can start your walk thru the small alleys of kotagede, visiting the historical mosque and the royal graveyard. then you may continue with shopping at kotagede silvers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“What can I say about the Zoo? Everybody love zoo.... The distance only 2,5 km from Villa Seneng. With many attraction and some ride for you and the whole family.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cemetery
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Omah Dhuwur offer you a traditional restaurant with many kind traditional menu's and they have JAMU, it's local drink from Jogjakarta. the place in the middle of silverware place, KOTAGEDE. you can see the traditional village in there. This Place little bit expensive, but worth it with the taste ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“Famous for silver processing. You can buy silver from craftmens or silver store. You can also learn to make silver in here. Kota Gede can be reached by TransJogja. if you're walking around the neighbourhood, you will find a lot of nice old buildings here.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Grab pecel here ! There are many seller, but the best and the most clean is women using veil, tell me i'll drop you. Try jadah tahu bacem, and much more here !”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“if you like walking, this place is within walking distance from BYTE (1000m)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Zoo
“It is a big zoo with many kinds of tropical animals from Asia, Africa and Australia. Lately they also have Penguins. It is just 15 minutes driving (by car/motorbike) from Villa Alicia. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Unknown
“jogja's hidden gem. it is a mini version of taman sari. less crowded as well. great spot for photographers. free admission fee, but somewhat hidden.”
  • 1 local recommends