Monday, January 25, 2010

Plengkung Gading

Plengkung Gading is the largest and most impressive of the remaining gateways which were originally set in the four kilometer stone wall surrounding the Kraton complex. Built after a European model, the gate once had a moat and a drawbride, whice have not survived. Another gate, called Plengkung Tarunosuro, is visible on the northern side of the palace. The eastern gate was rammed by British sepoy Indian Soldiers under Governor raffles in 1812, after which the troops looted the Kraton and made off with seven million dollars worth of booty.


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