Saturday, 19 March 2016


Beautiful Culture and Strong Temples 

Where is Yogyakarta? Yogyakarta is still one part Java Island, Indonesia. It is the capital city of the Province Yogyakarta Special Region (Indonesian said Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY)), which is in the Southern part of the Central Java Province. Yogyakarta has many spelling, It can said Jogjakarta, or make short Jogja or Yogya. Why Yogyakarta so special? Because this city the only has Sultan.

What will you find in Yogyakarta?

The beautiful view of nature, shopping centre, history, culture and every part will making you feel wonderful to visit Yogyakarta part of Indonesia in Asia. Yogyakarta is paradise tourism who want to learn or knowing culture and history. Every part will make you feel worth it to visit this city. 

  • Shopping centre
  • Taman Alun-Alun
  • Keraton (Java Palace)
  • Museum
  • Culture
  • Temples
  • Mountain
  • Beach
  • Culinary

Little Information about Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, DIY) is officially one of Indonesia’s  provinces. Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java which 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. The city itself has a special charm, which seldom fails to captivate the visitor.

This province is one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). It was the mighty Javanese Empire of Mataram, Nayogyakarto Hadiningrat. Jogjakarta (Jogja) came into being in 1755, when a land dispute split the power of Mataram into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Prince Mangkubumi built Kraton of Yogyakarta and created one of the most powerful Javanese states ever.

The culture in Yogyakarta you can find gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such batiks, silver and leather works. 

How to Go to Yogyakarta 

Yogyakarta is still same island in Java, so you can go to Yogyakarta by

  • Air plane

  • Bus
  • Train

  •  Car

When already in Yogyakarta, you can explore Yogyakarta area with:
  • Taxi
  • Becak
  • Andong
  • Bus
  • Transjogja
  • Car
  •  Motorbike
If just short way to look around Malioboro street, you can choose Becak and Andong but before you used this traditional transportation, you should bargain first the rate until get good price. Becak and Andong you still easy to find this transportation in this area. Traditional public transportation would be good part to explore city Yogyakarta but just in short way. Andong and becak can’t take long journey. Because most of becak still manual bike with modification three wells, including Andong which the horse also don’t have much energy to take long journey.  The new transportation in Yogyakarta is Transjogja. This is not bad for public transportation but for the time still not fix between bus stop to bus stop. Sometimes you should need long time but sometimes short time to get the route for your destination. This bus stop for Transjogja almost every corner in Yogyakarta and including you can go to Prambanan temple with this bus. To used this transjogja bus, first you should pay around 4.000 IDR (0.40 USD) and should entrance bus stop close your location to get around town.


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