Tourism

The variety of performances arranged by the Kraton Yogyakarta and timed and located to provide tourist visitors to the palace with a performing-arts cultural encounter is documented here. This practice exemplifies strategies being explored by the palace to relate itself to the world beyond its own walls. Just how the palace has attempted to accommodate tourist expectations has evolved over the years; this film documents the strategy being utilized in 2007, when the footage seen here was taken. The schedule of performances documented here was still being practiced in 2016.