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About Yogyakarta

Since 1756, Yogyakarta has served as the capital city of the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate. Even to this day, this city remains the intellectual and cultural heart of Java. A place where Javanese traditions, a laid back atmosphere, and friendly locals seamlessly intertwine, the city has its own charm that makes travelers always yearn to return. Trace Yogyakarta's history by visiting the Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, a palace complex where the sultan and his family reside. Visit Borobudur Temple, the world’s largest Buddhist temple that is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another site to see is the Prambanan Temple, a m...
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About Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is one of the provinces in Indonesia that still upholds Javanese customs and culture. As a special region, Yogyakarta is not led by the Governor but a king instead, following the provisions of the August 19, 1945, Charter. Yogyakarta is also endowed with abundant natural wealth, seen from the many tourist attractions in Yogyakarta that attract local and foreign tourists. Geographically, Yogyakarta is directly bordered by Magelang Regency in the north, Klaten Regency in the east, the Indian Ocean in the south, Purworejo Regency in the west, and Wonogiri Regency in the southeast. Before Indonesia gained its independence and the region’s designated as the Special Region of Yogyakarta, it was once the Swapraja region, a part of the Yogyakarta Sultanate State and the Pakualaman Duchy. Yogyakarta had four districts and one municipality then. Lowlands and mountains dominate Yogyakarta, and you’ll see Mount Merapi that’s still active and stretches from Sleman Regency to parts of Bantul Regency. In addition to the active mountains, there are many other natural tourism objects, such as beaches and waterfalls. For those of you who want to spend an exciting vacation, Yogyakarta is worth your visit.


Top Things to Do in Yogyakarta

Endowed with beautiful nature and thick culture, Yogyakarta offers several interesting places that will be a pity to miss. As for several tourist attractions in Yogyakarta you can visit, here’s the list


Jogja Bay Waterpark

Do you want to spend a more exciting and memorable vacation? Visit Jogja Bay Waterpark that carries pirates theme offering nineteen challenging game rides. Not only children, but adults can also play the ride. How To Survive in Tsunami and Earthquake was recorded as the most popular ride. Besides entertaining, it also aims to educate tourists to be able to deal with earthquakes and tsunamis without panic. Besides that, there are still some other rides that are no less exciting to try.


Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yogyakarta. This most significant Hindu temple in Indonesia was built during the reign of the Sanjaya Dynasty, Raja Balitung Maha Sambu, around the middle of the 9th century. This allegation is reinforced by the evidence of the Syiwagrha Inscription written during the reign of Rakai Pikatan in 856 AD. Prambanan Temple has a rectangular shape that consists of an outdoor courtyard and three backyards, namely the Jaba Court, the Central Court, and the Njeron Court. Previously, the Jaba court was surrounded by a stone fence. However, it’s now only an empty court, similar to the middle one. The courtyard is the most sacred territory, with Brahma Temple, Vishnu Temple, Shiva Temple, and many others inside.


Jungle Paintball Jogja

Jungle Paintball Jogja is an interesting place located on Jalan Selokan Mataram Number 29, Peinggolayan, Condong Catur, Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta. Here, you can play paintball with family and friends. As a player, you’re free to choose weapons like an airsoft gun or paintball that are totally safe. Within a considerably vast area, you can run after the opponents or hide from attacks.


Pok Tunggal Beach

Pok Tunggal Beach is one of the beaches in the Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta. Similar to others in Gunungkidul, this beach also offers beautiful natural beauty. The gorgeous blue sea is paired with soft white sands. The beauty of Pok Tunggal Beach is even more perfect thanks to the line of coral cliffs and Duras trees located near the shoreline. If you like photo hunting, especially at dusk, this attraction must be on your visit list.


Wana Tirta Mangrove Forest Tourism

Wana Tirta Mangrove Forest Tourism is located in Jangkaran Village, Temon District, Kulonprogo Regency, Yogyakarta. This destination offers calmness that’s suitable for those of you who want to unwind or just relax. In this place, you can enjoy the beauty of the forest filled with mangrove trees. Although not very vast, this tourist site provides many Instagrammable photo spots, such as swings, gazebos, tree canopies, and the Siapi-api Bridge.


Top Culinary in Yogyakarta

Vacation in Yogyakarta isn’t complete before you taste a variety of delicious culinary. As for several Yogyakarta culinary recommendations you can try, the list is as follows


Gudeg Sagan

If you want to taste Yogyakarta's warm gudeg, then Gudeg Sagan is the best choice. Slightly different from gudeg in general, Gudeg Sagan isn’t only dominated by sweet flavor but also with savory as well. The texture of the meat is tender, and the chili sauce is appropriately mixed. There are many gudeg and side dishes you can try as well. You can find Gudeg Sagan on Jalan Prof. DR. Herman Yohanes Number 53, Yogyakarta.


Bakpia Kencana

Bakpia Kencana is one of Yogyakarta's special foods you can bring home as souvenirs. Bakpia Kencana has a soft texture and melts in the mouth deliciously. There are many flavors to choose from as well. If you want to taste the delights of Bakpia Kencana, come to Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto Number 16, Pakuncen, Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta.


Satay Klathak Pak Jupaini

If you are bored with general chicken satay, then Satay Klathak Pak Jupaini can be a choice. The satay here is made from young lamb meat that produces a soft texture, and then it’s paired with tasty curry broth. You can find this satay on Jalan Imogiri Timur, Yogyakarta.


Where to Stay in Yogyakarta

If you want to spend a more extended vacation, there are a number of the best accommodations you can choose from, including


Tentrem Hotel Yogyakarta

The hotel, which is located on Jalan P. Mangkubumi Number 72A, Jetis, Yogyakarta, offers convenience and ease of access to everywhere. Get a memorable stay at a friendly price! This five-star property is close to Yogyakarta Station, Lempuyangan Station, Tugu Monument, and Malioboro area.


The Edelweiss Hotel Yogyakarta

The Edelweiss Hotel Yogyakarta is the right choice for you who want to enjoy the sensation of a staycation with the best service. This property is close to Lempuyangan Station, Snap Café & Resto, Yogyakarta Station, Tugu Monument, and Malioboro. You can find this hotel on Jalan Gejayan Number 17C, Gondokusuman, Yogyakarta.


Satoria Hotel Yogyakarta

Satoria Hotel Yogyakarta is the best choice for you who want to spend your vacation comfortably. This four-star accommodation is located at Jalan Laksa Adisucipto Km. 8, Sleman, Depok, Yogyakarta. It’s close to Adisutjipto International Airport, Dirgantara Museum, Ambarukmo Plaza, House of Balcony, and Transmission Carrefour Maguwo.

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