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Jogja Biennale Festival in Yogyakarta

Wayan Kulit performance Yogyakarta(http://picasaweb.google.com) Wayan Kulit performance Yogyakarta(http://picasaweb.google.com)

Jogja Biennale is a festival held on the city called Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Yogyakarta is famous for its lively culture and surrounded by talented artistic people. It is also well known for traditional Javanese culture and fine arts; puppet shows, songs, poetry, drama, batik etc. Many of Indonesia well known artistic is born in Yogyakarta. Not only Yogyakarta famous for its culture and art, it is also the centre of Kraton( Sultan palace).

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Fort Vredeburg Museum

Visiting Yogyakarta tourism object is not complete without coming to Fort Vredeburg Museum. This fortress has a high historical value to the struggle against the tyranny. Before known as the Fort Vredeburg as now, the fort was named Fort Rustenburg.

In the year 1760, at the request of the Netherlands, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I?the Sultan of Yogyakarta? built a very simple square fort on the land owned by the Kraton (palace). On each corner stands a bastion or seleka which resembling a turtle shape with four legs. By the Sultan the four corners was named Jayawisesa (northwest corner), Jayapurusa (northeast corner), Jayaprakosaning (southwest corner) and Jayaprayitna (southeast corner). Then, under the supervision of architect from the Netherlands named Ir. Frans Haak, in the year 1767 the fort reconstruction was take place. When the building was finished, the fort named Fort Rustenburg which means ?Fort of resort?.

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