Bird Market Jogja

Shopping jogjakarta, Banguntapan, DI Yogyakarta Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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5.00 USD

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The Bird Market, or Pasty, is a traditional gathering place animated by locals that sees also the share of random tourists coming to visit Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Java.

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Why Bird Market Jogja is special ?

The Bird Market might be a bit of a shock for those who have never set foot in a crowded and dirty Indonesian traditional market, but the rows and rows of wooden traditional bird cages make it a great haunt for photographers. It's also much cleaner than some of the other traditional markets around town. Located close to the Kraton and Taman Sari, it's worth a visit. But it has to be mentioned that the sale of endangered wildlife is a big problem in Indonesia and it may not be legal for some of the birds and animals that you will see to be on sale. Also, some of the animals are kept in very poor conditions so arrive prepared.


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What to explore at Bird Market Jogja?

Previously located not far from the center of the city, Bird Market has been moved in 2014 to a new place on Jalan Bantul Km 1, in the south outskirt of the city, in order to have a bigger and cleaner place, far away from the residential area, decision influenced by the memories of the bird flu that heavily affected Indonesia.

Along Jalan Bantul, outside of the Bird Market, there are many stands selling pigeons and welcoming the visitors as they arrive. There are two sections to visit in the market: on the west side of Jalan Bantul there are nursery gardens where it's possible to buy every kind of decorative tropical plant and flower, a few "good looking" pet shops with ornamental fishes, a warung (street food place) in the center of a dirty pond, and some abandoned buildings, in ruins despite new, showing a previous plan of grandeur for this place, that never came true. On the east side instead is found the real Bird Market. While it is called Bird Market, also other animals can be found in the shops: lizards, varans, rabbits, dogs, cats, snakes and even monkeys.

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Total travel distance
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A rather interesting place. Yes it is full of birds of every variety and interesting looking cages but also you can find bats, owls, puppies, kittens, cats, cobras, pythons, lizards, you name it they sell it. I was fascinated by it all and tried to switch off the fact that these animals were in cages. Feedings of live mice to reptiles was also a shock. You can hold a python but they ask for a small donation. Worth a quick visit.

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You see a lot of different animals... But to see puppies in cages is so hard... It's not the way they should be treated but I do think it was kinda special even though it's very unsual! :)

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the only animal market in Yogya, they also sell puppies, frogs, turtles, snake, iguana and who knows they add more. u can find various of beautiful cages here, and u can see and touch animals, but remember to wash ur hands after that. Better to visit from 2pm - 4pm, not that hot and not that crowd.

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A rather interesting place. Yes it is full of birds of every variety and interesting looking cages but also you can find bats, owls, puppies, kittens, cats, cobras, pythons, lizards, you name it they sell it. I was fascinated by it all and tried to switch off the fact that these animals were in cages. Feedings of live mice to reptiles was also a shock. You can hold a python but they ask for a small donation. Worth a quick visit.

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