Mawar Asri Hotel
The Yogyakarta Palace is one of the Jogja tourism icons. Many buildings with beautiful architecture and strong influences of traditional Javanese can be found easily in the palace complex. Mawar Asri hotel is only several steps away from the palace, namely on Jl. Agus Salim 40 and it was just opened in August 2008.
We only need to take a walk from this hotel to get to the Palace in order to see the grand architecture and to enjoy various cultural events that take place routinely there. Then, we can see the collection of carts in the Cart Museum that is located in the west of the Palace.
From the cart museum, we can walk across the North Square and stop at Dari Museum Jogja Gallery to see various works of Jogja artists. The trip can be continued to Wijilan that is famous for being the centre of gudeg, the traditional cuisine of Jogja. Walking on foot, we can continue visiting Tamansari in order to see the bathing place of the Palace princess in the past and to explore the kampong of the batik nearby.
Staying at Mawar Asri Hotel, it is easy to get to the best tourism places in Jogja. You can easily visit the Vredeburg fort at the end of the Malioboro Street or enjoy the exotic sound of the Ngasem Bird Market. Only 30 minutes by vehicle will get you to the Prambanan temple, Kaliurang, or the Parangtritis Beach; and in 1 hour you can get to the Borobudur temple