Malioboro Street Yogyakarta

Enjoy The Visit to Malioboro Popular Attraction in Yogyakarta

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Malioboro street Yogyakarta is a name of a famous street in the center of Yogyakarta. Often called as Malioboro, this is the icon of the city and become the most finding attraction for tourist. Along Malioboro street yogyakarta visitors can shop cheap to expensive items such as batik, souvenir, local food, or even only strolling around to refresh mind and body.

There are several reasons that make Malioboro Street number one list in Yogyakarta tourist attractions. Besides for its historical story, it is located near with other popular destinations like Keraton Jogja, Tamansari, Vrederburg Fort, Sonobudoyo Museum, Bringharjo Market, and many more. Don’t forget to visit Malioboro Street Yogyakarta with the fascinating Jogja tour package from Pamitran Tours.

Maliboro Jogja Brief History

Before talking so far about Malioboro tourism, it is better for you to know the brief history about this street. The name of ‘Malioboro’ once said taken from the sanskerta language (ancient language in Java) which means garland. Named so because Malioboro was a place to buy and sold garland for Keraton Yogyakarta. But some people guess that this name taken from the name of an Englishman, Marlborough. He was lived in Malioboro Street Yogyakarta in 1811 to 1816 in colonial era.

Malioboro after that became more and more crowded since Vrederburg Fort own by the Dutch was built. The city offices like Java Bank, Dutch Club, Post Office, and The Dutch Governor’s Residence then showed up. But of course not only the Dutch that enliven this street, but also the Chinese descendant that finally opened up stalls and vendors. In 1887, Tugu Station was finally built.

From the historical side, Malioboro Street was also the witness for the fight of freedom of Indonesia. The battle of March 1, 1949 (in Indonesia called Serangan Umum Satu Maret Jogja) happened in the south of Malioboro street yogyakarta.

Whether in the past or in today, Malioboro still functioned as Yogyakarta shopping center. The local government continues to give any potential resources and modern facilities needed for tourism importance. Even so, Jogja still keep the original concept of the street. Some traditional and heritage building maintained its authenticity to attract tourist interest.

Things To Do in Malioboro Street Yogyakarta Tour

As stated before, Malioboro Street offers many things to its visitors. You can do anything from morning ‘till night such as shopping, tasting local food near Malioboro, stay overnight near Malioboro, riding Andong or Becak, and hang out. Here are some things to do in Malioboro Street Yogyakarta we recommend for you.


Many stalls and vendor located in Malioboro are for you to have a fun visit. They sell cheap items like accessories, t-shirt, and local craft. But the most popular place for shopping is Bringharjo Traditional Market. This is the center to shop cheap batik and traditional craft. Yes, you can find easily that popular batik around the world here. Many motives, styles, and sizes available. Buy some unique style if you okay, such as daster (negligee), outer, hat, pants, yoga pants, etc.

Ride Traditional Transportation

There are two traditional transportations in Malioboro still exist. First is Becak or pedicab and the second is Andong or ricksaw. Becak is easily found out in the center of Yogyakarta, moreover in Malioboro Jogja. The driver will offer you to escort you to Bakpia stall or factories, batik boutique, chocolate factory, Dagadu (similar to Joger, Bali), Tamansari, Keraton, and many places near Malioboro.

Different with Becak, Andong is withdrawn by horse. The price is varied depend on how long track you will have when you ride it. But same as Becak, Andong also can escort you to tourist object near Malioboro. One Andong is enough for four people.

Spending Night in Malioboro

When you bored, just spend your night in Malioboro. Having a crowded yet enjoyable time in the night is really a recommendation. Perfect to hang out or just walking while chit-chating with friends and family that is with you. You can witness Jogja street music and taste local food. Visit also the South Square and Tugu Jogja.

Visit Angkringan Jogja

This one is quite popular in Malioboro Street, Angkringan. It is a traditional food vendor which sells nasi kucing (wrapped rice in small portions), satay, snacks, and drinks. Today angkringan is designed more modern with the addition of several modern snacks and side dishes. It becomes popular because it is unique and the price for each items sold there is really cheap. You can eat until full! Here are some popular Angkringan around Malioboro: Selasar Malioboro (Joss Coffee Angkringan), Angkringan KR, Angkringan Ndalem (popular for its classical Keraton style and food), Angkringan Wijilan (best to find various Jogja side dishes and vegetables).

Tasting the Local Food

For some of you, local food may draw your interest. If that is the case then try the local food in Yogyakarta. When you visit Malioboro, it is the best time to taste snacks, food, and drinks ala Jogja. We will give you recommendation of some Malioboro Street food like lumpia, gado-gado (Javanese salad), pecel, fried rice, chicken soto, gudeg, and many more. Find them with us along Malioboro Street or in the night around South Square.

Malioboro Street Yogyakarta Tour Opening Hours

There is no Malioboro street opening hours. The street is open for 24 hours every day. But of course, usually vendors and stores open from 9 a.m until 9 p.m. Best time to visit is in the night where you can see the life of Jogja and it is car-free. Shopping is best in the afternoon.

Malioboro Yogyakarta Location

The location of Malioboro is in the center of the city of Yogyakarta. From Adisutjipto International Airport to Malioboro takes about 20 minutes by car. You can also go to Malioboro using public transportation such as busway, TransJogja.

If you used transportation like train to get into Yogyakarta, you can get off at Tugu Station, in the north side of Malioboro Street Yogyakarta. From Tugu Station to Malioboro only needs 15 minutes by car, while if you want to go to Tugu Jogja spends the same time. In Malioboro you can reach other nearest tourist object by foot such as Bringharjo Market, Keraton, Tamansari, and Vrederburg Fort.

How to Get There

To make any of your vacation and plan to Jogja easier, please contact Pamitran Tours. Jogja car rent, motorbike rent Yogyakarta, and various Yogyakarta Tour Packages are available. You don’t need to think or worry about the route and time estimation. You can also have English speaking tour guide. And above all, the price is affordable!

Yogyakarta Malioboro Hotels

There are many hotels in Malioboro Street Yogyakarta available ranging from the 5-star hotel until backpacker hotel. You just need to arrange it with the budget you have. You don’t need to worry of the facilities and cleanliness because they are located in the center of tourism site. The owner knows and always provides the best for their guests, so does us. We also have recommended cheap and good guesthouse if you contact us.