Yogyakarta (often also called Jogja, Yogya, or Yogyakarta) is located in the middle of Java Island – Indonesia. As one of major tourist destination in Indonesia, Yogjakarta has many exotic tourist attractions ranging from historical, nature, culinary, educational, to interesting places of entertainment. Jogjakarta is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows.
A thousand years ago, Yogyakarta was the center of ancient Mataram Kingdom which was prosperous and high civilization. The kingdom was established Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Other relics are Prambanan Temple, Ratu Boko Palace, and dozens of other temples that have been restored and are still buried under the ground.
Here are top tourist attractions in Yogyakarta
Malioboro place you must visit while in Yogyakarta. Malioboro is 2 km in length and home to hundreds of shops and street-stalls offering various kind of handicrafts. Malioboro is a favorite tourist spot for local and foreign tourists. In this place, tourists can find many unique things to amazing things, ranging from thousands of types of goods offered. You can walk around while choosing various handicrafts such as bracelets or necklace for a gift or for your own wear. You also can choosing sandals, batik clothes, at affordable prices. Travelers can also find a variety of local arts played by art students in Yogyakarta, ranging from demonstrations of traditional musical instruments and other cultural arts.