Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

KAMPONG KAUMAN WALKING TOUR + FREE

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD JOIN THIS WALKING TOUR?

FREE
There is no charge. It’s free.
You just come to EDU hostel, register and join the tour.

WALK & VISIT THE HERITAGE VILLAGE
You can see the classic building architecture from 18th century.
You can see the first kindergarten in Indonesia.
You also can see Ngabean railway station in 1916.

VISIT THE SULTAN’S WORKER VILLAGE
Visit the Sultan’s cavalry village or Notoprajan village.
Visit the Sultan’s advisor village or Suronatan village.
Visit the tailors village or Gerjen village.

Featured image source: www.menujujauh.com

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DESCRIPTION:

Kauman is a village located in the district Ngupasan Gondomanan, Yogyakarta, Malioboro in the south and north Sultan palace. An heritage mosque also located in this village. Gede Kauman Mosque positioned around the residence of Sultan’s servants who taking care whole things about Islamic needs. Kauman also known as a base of the Islamic organization Muhammadiyah, because in this village Muhammadiyah was founded by Ahmad Dahlan. Besides K.H. Ahmad Dahlan, another character who comes from the village Kauman is Ki Bagus Hadikusuma, Nyai Siti Ahmad Dahlan or Walidah, Fahriuddin KH, KH Badawi, KH Fakih, etc. Besides, this place is also the largest communities for Arab descent in Yogyakarta.

GEDE KAUMAN MOSQUE

GEDE KAUMAN MOSQUE

INSIDE OF KAUMAN MOSQUE

Masjid gede Kauman (Great Mosque of Kauman) is a historical mosque located west of Keraton North Square built as the main structure for the dissemination of Islamic teachings in the era of Kasultanan Yogyakarta. The cultural structure was built on Mei 29 1773 by an architect named Kyai Wiryokusumo, during the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. The mosque is an integrated part of the Kasultanan Yogyakarta, as the center for Islamic teachings in Yogyakarta, during that period. The existence of the Mosque is an omen that the Sultan besides being the leader of the government (Senopati Ing Ngalogo) and war, is also the delegation of Allah (Sayidin Panatagama Khalifatullah) in religious acts. Until now, Kasultanan Yogyakarta still maintains its status as an Islamic influence to local residents.

*) This part of mosque symbolize human world. The other part is spirit world or heaven. Photo source: http://1hal.com/

WHAT TIME TO VISIT & JOIN THE TOUR?

Every:
Friday at 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm in Englsih
Saturday at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm in Indonesian.

WHERE to join the tour?

LOCATION:
EDU Hostel.
Address: Jl. Letjen Suprapto No. 17 Ngampilan, Yogyakarta.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
First, you can use Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. You must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Ngabean halte/shelter. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
Please take Route 1A – Stop in Malioboro shelter (halte)
Then, please take Route 3A – Stop in Ngabean shelter/halte
Please take a walk to EDU hostel
From Tugu Railway Station :
Please take Route 3A at Malioboro shelter/halte – Stop in Ngabean shelter/halte
Please take a walk to EDU hostel
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Ngabean shelter (halte)
Please take a walk to EDU hostel
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Malioboro  shelter (halte)
Then, please take Route 3A – Stop in Ngabean shelter/halte
Please take a walk to EDU hostel

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

KAUMAN VILLAGE

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*) Nice environment in Kauman village.

**) You gonna pass small road, the width less than 1 meter, sometime you have to wait cause there is a motorcycle or someone from other direction.

WALKING ROUTE:
Ngabean railway station in 1916
Notoprajan (the base of Sultan’s cavalry)
Suronatan (the kampong of Sultan’s advisors)
Gerjen (the kampong of tailors)
Ahmad Dahlan house (Muhammadiyah founding father)
Javanese classic herbal medicine (Jamu)
First kindergarten in Indonesia
Gede Kauman mosque

A SMALL MOSQUE OF Mr. AHMAD DAHLAN

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*) This small mosque is used for praying and teaching by Ahmad Dahlan in the past time. But, some local burn it cause they don’t like modern school that implement by Ahmad Dahlan his teaching method.

Photo source: www.tribunnews.com

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*) House with 3 doors are typical and common for Batik merchant in Kauman village in the past time.

**) Center door use for accept guest, right door for worker, left door for owner and the family.

*) Guide explaining victory of Kauman village in the past time.

FIRST KINDERGARTEN IN INDONESIA

FIRST KINDERGARTEN IN INDONESIA

HOW MUCH IT COST?

TICKET:

FREE. 😉

VISITING A HERITAGE HOUSE

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*) If you lucky, some of local people will invite you to come to inside of the house. Drink tea and eat local food/snack.

JAVANESE HERBAL MEDICINE “JAMU”

*) The price of javanese herbal medicine “jamu” is only IDR4K.

**) You should try this herbal medicine, it made from fresh curcuma, turmeric, tamarind, spices etc. It’s good for your health. 😉

TRAVELER FROM TAIWAN DRINKING “JAMU”

*) Well, for some foreigners the taste of ‘Jamu’ is weird . But, they can taste it is fresh and natural.

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*) You can contact the official number of EDU walking tour operator to check whether they have schedule for walking tour or not.

EDU walking tour:

Whatsapp : +62822 2653 6167.

Email: walkingtour@gmail.com

*) The walking tour should be held every friday. Minimum for 3 persons.

**) When the rain fall, the walking tour is not possible to do. Even you ask to use raincoat/poncho. The sound of the rain and thunder louder than voice of the guide. So, it’s not effective to do.

***) Update info from the walking tour management:

On these days the walking tour are not available:

September, 30th, 2016.

October, 1st, 2016.

October, 8th, 2016.

10 thoughts on “KAMPONG KAUMAN WALKING TOUR + FREE

  1. Daniela

    This is really useful as these tours are not well promoted so backpackers would not know about them. Thank you for the info

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      You’re welcome.
      Well, it’s not from government project, it’s from own EDU hostel’s idea.
      So, it take a time to be popular walking tour.
      Yes, i try to promote this walking tours. 😉

  2. Uswatun Hasanah

    Wow this is awsome activity which could be able to appreciate the local people, culture, etc. i hope it could be bigger, could be a pioneer and help tourist to know alot about indonesian and also have benefit & contribute for indonesia too. i am interest to join. does it has schedule also have at 14 dec 2015 until 17 dec 2015 (time when i am going to visit Jogja)?
    thank you

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, it’s awesome activity.
      You will know how local people live, how the typical building architecture etc.

      December 14th-17th should be monday-thursday.
      They just only have schedule on friday & saturday.
      Maybe you can spend one day more or extend it for join the walking tour?

  3. Irina

    I liked the tour a lot! Didn’t expect it would be so interesting. Best part for me – herbal medicine treatment. Inside the kampung you feel local culture and life. By myself i wouldn’t find all the spots. Do recommend. Thanks for the company, Roni! =)

  4. awizul

    This interest me most! Able to see locals daily lifestyle but is it still possible to have a go on our own if we can’t make it on Friday & Sat?

    Thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      No, it’s not possible.
      It just held by EDU hostel on Friday (for foreigner) and Saturday (for local).

  5. Maria Laura loustalet

    Very interesting walk from Edu hostel to all

    the old city of yogya…., oye culture, history

    Place.

    I try and discover the Jamu, tipical mix of

    powerfull medicine herbs from yogya !!! ( that

    was really good )

    Thanks Roni a lot for that nice day with

    You !!!

    Is highly recommended your website !!!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,

      No or not yet exactly.
      Actually it’s already in my mind.
      But, i have no time to do this.
      I want to empowering the local people in poor area.
      So, it will manage by them and the money is for them.
      Also, the traveler can interact or teaching english or something.
      Thanks for remind me. 🙂

      By the way, i already write a little of it.
      It’s Code village lie along Code river.

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