Thursday, April 21, 2011
Alun-alun Kidul Yogyakarta
Alun-alun Kidul (South) is a square in the south of Yogyakarta Palace. Alun-alun Kidul are often referred to as Pengkeran. Pengkeran derived from the word pengker (shape manners) of buri (rear). This is in accordance with the South's square keletakan which is located behind the palace. The square is surrounded by a square wall with five gates, one on the south side and on the east and west sides of each of the two pieces. In between the north and the south gate on the west side there is ngGajahan an elephant's cage in order to maintain the Sultan. All around the plaza planted with mango trees (Mangifera indica, Anacardiaceae), pakel (Mangifera sp; Anacardiaceae), and kuini (Mangifera odoranta; Anacardiaceae). Banyan tree there are only two pairs. A pair in the middle of the square, called Supit Urang (literally = claw shrimp) and a pair of right-left again on the south side gate called Wok (from the word bewok, beard). From the south side of the gate there is the road that connects with Ivory Plengkung Plengkung Nirbaya.
South plaza, formerly a palace warrior line gym, a day before the ceremony Grebeg. The place was also as a forum SOWAN courtiers Wedana soldiers along with his men, on the night of fasting month on 23, 25, 27 and 29. But since the reign of Sri Sultan HB VIII, pisowanan is stopped.
there is one tradition that is very interesting game in the town plaza south called Masangin. Masangin is entering a gap between two banyan trees in the middle of the square was in a state of closed eyes. It seems trivial, but not easy. Many have tried, but failed. Always turn directions.