Located at the heart of Yogyakarta, this traditional market
is almost as old as the city. It’s been the center of trade since 1758 and continues to be one today. Only now, the market has assumed new roles as a historical landmark, tourism icon, and, as it’s now most commonly known, an excellent destination to shop for batik. The traditional fabric is ubiquitous across the market in different patterns and forms sold by hundreds of vendors. Most prices are negotiable, and some people found it helps if you go out on a limb and try some Javanese phrases like “Niki pinten?”
(how much is this) or Saged kirang?
(can I buy it for less). Even if you’re not looking for a slash in price, try to say it anyway — it’s fun, and shows respect.