Yogyakarta is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in Indonesia. From great cultural places to fun places to shop and exciting outdoors activities, it has something for everyone.
Yogyakarta is regarded as an important centre for classical Javanese fine arts and culture such as ballet, batik textiles, drama, literature, music, poetry, silversmithing, visual arts, and wayang puppetry.
The regular culture vulture will love the abundance of temples and cultural sites, or the ever-hungry traveller will feast like a king on Yogya’s delicious dishes, and the shopping queen will definitely find retail delights that will soothe her need for retail therapy.
Top Must Do’s
The ancient Prambanan Temple that was dedicated to the Trimurti gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) is a beautiful Hindu-Buddhist architecture enshrouded in mystery, and is touted as one of most beautiful Hindu temples in the world.
Millions of people are eager to visit the biggest Buddhist temple, Borobudur, in the 9th century, hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage site with its colourful history, beautiful architecture and astounding scenery.
The famous Malioborostreet in the heart of the city is alive with shouting traders, bubbly laughter, screaming car horns and exciting chatter.
This souvenir paradise is a must-visit!
The timeless tale of Ramayana comes to live in a marvellous depiction of the legend through performing Ramayana Ballet arts.
The skillful craftsmen of Kota Gede find pride in their art and their most intricate works are much sought after at the biggest centre of silver handicrafts in Indonesia.
Quick Facts about Yogyakarta
|Bus (Trans Jogja)||6:00am – 10:00pm||Rp3,500|
|Taxi||24 hours||Starts from Rp55,000|
|Currency||Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)|
|Language||Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese|
|Time zone||UTC +7|
|Telephone code||+62 274|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism|
APR – SEP
31°C – 32°C, Drink lots of water when you’re enjoying the many outdoor activities
OCT – MAR
22°C – 31°C, Best time to visit the city!
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