Yogyakarta Vacations

With a thriving population of about half a million residents, Yogyakarta is at once one of the largest cities in Java , and also the most popular tourist destination. If you are looking to check out some Javanese art, you have come to the right place. Whether it's traditional architecture …

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Things to see and do in Yogyakarta

Seth Mazow | FlickrBorobudur Temple Compounds
Borobudur Temple Compounds
sbamueller | FlickrPrambanan Temple Compounds
Prambanan Temple Compounds
F H Mira | FlickrThe Kraton
The Kraton
zephyr_jiza | FlickrMount Merapi
Mount Merapi
Noor Hamidi Che Dan | Trip by SkyscannerJalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro
isapisa | FlickrParangtritis Beach
Parangtritis Beach
candra aji | FlickrTaman Sari Water Castle
Taman Sari Water Castle
Lantikawati | Trip by SkyscannerIndrayanti Beach
Indrayanti Beach
Anandajoti | FlickrCandi Plaosan
Candi Plaosan
Dedot | Trip by SkyscannerPantai Drini
Pantai Drini

Reviews of Yogyakarta

Eky Dahlan
Eky DahlanSouth Jakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang, Malaysia

Yogyakarta or now change to Jogyakarta. This place is famous and popular because of the historic place.

Yuna Gena
Yuna GenaSamarinda, Indonesia

The only province in entire Indonesia that holds special status because of its history and culture, it’s one of unique tourist destinations where the Royal Family still has the influence in running the city. A city that rich in history, culture, art, delicate dishes, and natural beauties from active volcanoes to beautiful beaches. It is also home to few important sites for Buddhist and Hinduism pilgrim. Yogyakarta is definitely a place that any traveler should make a stop while visiting Indonesia.

Stephen Bugno
Stephen BugnoAnchorage, Alaska, USA

Jogja, as the locals call it, is where Indonesian domestic tourists flock to for old fashioned city Java. Here the Sultan is still in charge and it's possible to walk through the back streets and quiet neighborhoods an really get a feel of the fabric of this laid-back city. There are a few sights in town (Kraton and Water Palace) but really they aren't that exciting for foreigners. You be better off taking a walk or a becak ride around greeting people with a big smile. Get a sampling of the food in Jogja and do plenty of shopping for souvenirs. Don't forget to leave the city to see two outstanding sights--Prambanan and Borobudur.

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