All roads in Yogyakarta lead to the Kraton, the sprawling palace where the reigning monarchs of Yogyakarta have lived and ruled since 1755. It’s more than just a palace, though: it’s a colossal walled city, home to more than 25,000 inhabitants, 1,000 of whom are still employed by the sultan. The inner compound is where he resides and it’s possible to tour the ancient palace’s reception, memorial building and museum. Don’t miss the cultural performances, either. They run from 10am to noon and are included in your entrance ticket.