The historic 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.
Last updated on 20th October, 2010.