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MAIN POST OFFICE (Kantor Pos Besar) – A Yogyakarta Dutch Indies Building

YOGYAKARTA POST OFFICE

– All Details to Know About Yogyakarta Main Post Office Building –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT YOGYAKARTA MAIN POST OFFICE?

INDIES ARCHITECTURE
You are going to visit the classic Dutch architecture building.

FREE
The entry ticket is FREE.

POST OFFICE
You can send postcard in here.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site. Such as BANK INDONESIAVREDEBURG FORTRESSSULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, BERINGHARJO MARKET and MALIOBORO STREET.

‘Becak’ Across The Post Office

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WHAT IS THE STORY?

YOGYAKARTA POST OFFICE HISTORY:

Yogyakarta Post Office in the past time used as building the office of Post, Telegraaf en Telefoon Kantoor and it was established on 1912. This Indies building designed by Dutch Indies Public Works Department called Burgerlijke Openbare Werken (BOW). It applied a transition architecture, from Indische Empire Style to Modern Colonial architecture.

The building is dealing with north, horseshoe-shaped building plans. Style shown in this building is the Dutch Indies architecture which contain of two floors. But, some of part has been dismantled. Since the beginning until now, this building is used as a post office.

Inside of Yogyakarta Main Post Office

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WHERE IS YOGYAKARTA MAIN POST OFFICE LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Address: Jl Senopati No 2 Ngupasan Yogyakarta

MAP OF YOGYAKARTA MAIN POST OFFICE:

HOW TO GET TO YOGYAKARTA MAIN POST OFFICE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Beteng Vredeburg halte (SO 1 Maret halte) or Main Post Office halte (halte Kantor Pos Besar), and then take a walk to the building. Ask to the operator if you still confused.
Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
Then, take a walk to the Post office
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A or 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
or you can take a walk.
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Pojok Beteng Wetan Shelter, then please take Route 2B – Stop in Kantor Pos Besar Shelter
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Beteng Vredeburg Shelter
Then, take a walk to the Post office

Yogyakarta Post Office In The Night

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT POST OFFICE?

OPENING HOURS:
Everyday
8.00 A.M – 4.00 P.M

Post girl:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

WIDE SQUARE OF BUILDING:
1121.45 m2

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.posindonesia.co.id

SERVICE:
Mail, Cargo, etc

WATCH YOGYAKARTA MAIN POST OFFICE ON VIDEO:

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR POST OFFICE INDIES BUILDING:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Post office:

1. Sultan palace.
2. Water castle (Tamansari).
3. Sonobudoyo museum.
4. Vredeburg (fortress & museum).
5. Beringharjo market.
6. Tourist Information Center.
7. Joss coffee (coffee with hot charcoal plunged).
8. Bank Indonesia Indies building.
9. Malioboro Street.
10. BNI Indies building.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

Find other gems in Jogja and around that you never knew existed. Here they are:

1. Borobudur temple
2. Prambanan temple
3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
5. Merapi volcano (Hiking)
6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
10. Malioboro street

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4 thoughts on “MAIN POST OFFICE (Kantor Pos Besar) – A Yogyakarta Dutch Indies Building

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Today i already check it at Yogyakarta Main post office.
      The stamp for a postcard from Indonesia to Malaysia: Rp10k.

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