Malioboro Street

Yogyakarta, It’s The Heart Of Javanese Culture, Music, And Arts

Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta is pronounced “JOEG-ja-kart-a.” Locals simply call it “Jogja.” It is Indonesia’s smallest province geographically but its spirit spans the archipelago. It’s the heart of Javanese fine art, culture, dance, performing arts, and music, as well as the home to intellectuals and an important center of Indonesian higher education. Jogya’s 300,000 plus student[…]

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Ganjuran Church

The Ganjuran Church, The Most Of Catholic Pilgrimage in Yogyakarta

Ganjuran Church is a famous name of Ganjuran Jesus Sacred Heart Church, the most of Catholic Pilgrimage in Yogyakarta.  Ganjuran is the first Catholics Church established in the residence of Bantul, 20 kilometer from Yogyakarta city. It was built with initiative of Joseph and Julius Schumutzer, a two Dutch relative. The church is designed by[…]

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Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple, The Largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia

Prambanan temple or also named Roro Jonggrang temple is a complex of Hindu Temple which consist of three main shrines, there are Brahma in the north, Vishnu in the south and the biggest one Shiva temple in the middle. Shiva temple as the biggest temple soars up to 47 meter. Those three represents of Trimurti[…]

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Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace

Yogyakarta or Yogya or Jogjakarta or Jogja

Lying in the shadow of the aptly named “Fire Mountain” (2914 meter-high active volcano, Mt. Merapi) is the seat of the once mighty Javanese Empire of Mataram, Ngayogyakarto Hadiningrat. Yogyakarta (Yogya) came into being in 1755, when a land dispute split the power of Mataram into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Prince Mangkubumi[…]

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Horsecarts along Malioboro street, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta Transport And Travel

A lot of different types of trasport are available in Yogyakarta. There are ranging from buses and minibuses to traditional transport like ‘becak’ (bicycle rickshaws), and ‘andong’ and ‘dokar’ (horse-drawn carts). The busiest is bus transport. There are many different routes are served by bus. The bus station is the Terminal Giwangan. With the bus[…]

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Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel, Yogyakarta

Accommodation in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the center of Javanese culture and popular as its culture city tourism. As a tourist city, surely the travelers demand for accommodation in Yogyakarta are high. And therefore, there are so many hotels, resorts, and lodges can be found. Yogyakarta, which since long ago was a monarchy, has varied beautiful attractions in its[…]

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Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta Temples

Yogyakarta and its surrounding areas are famous for its cultural attractions from the past. One of them is Yogyakarta Temples. Two famous temples of Yogyakarta are Borobudur and Prambanan. These two temples have been discussed in previous articles. Here is a glance about the other temples of Yogyakarta. Mendut Temple Mendut Temple, is located 3[…]

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Prambanan Temple

Prambanan, The Temple Of Roro Jonggrang

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta or by the local community known as the Temple of Roro Jonggrang or Temple of Lara Jonggrang, is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. The temple of Prambanan, is located in Java Island, 20 km east of Yogyakarta, 40 km west of Surakarta and 120 km south of Semarang. The temple[…]

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Tamansari, Kraton Yogyakarta

Kraton Yogyakarta : The Palace Of The Sultan

Sultan Palace Yogyakarta or better known as Kraton Yogyakarta, is the palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. Sultanate Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, formerly a royal sovereign, and since 1945, by Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX, otherwise joined the Republic of Indonesia. Currently Sultanate of Yogyakarta is the center of the preservation of Javanese culture in[…]

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Ragunan Zoo, Jakarta

Indonesia, The Zoo Travel

Indonesia is a tropical country that has so many areas of tropical forest flora and fauna. To know the flora and fauna are then built in urban zoos. However, so if you want pristine atmosphere then you can do exploration in national parks. Ragunan Zoo Ragunan Zoo located in Pasar Minggu, Jakarta. Founded in 1864[…]

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Puncak Merapi, The top of Mount Merapi

Trekking Up Most Active Merapi Volcano From Selo Village

While the sheer view of the majestic Mount Merapi is already a splendor in itself, the thrill of conquering the most active volcano in Indonesia truly offers its own special sensation. Basically there are two routes leading to the summit, the Kaliurang track from the south and the Selo Village Track from the north. Although Kaliurang is only a short[…]

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Jomblang Cave and Grubug Cave

Caving Adventure Yogya

Aside from rich and well preserved cultural heritages, the charming royal city of Yogyakarta is also surrounded by loads of natural splendors. From the majestic volcano of Mount Merapi to the shores of Parangtritis Beach on the mystical southern coast of Java, this lush area is decorated with various beautiful nature artworks. Secluded amongst the Sewu Karst Mountain range that stretches from[…]

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The Kalasan Temple

Kalasan Temple, The Oldest Buddhist Temple in Central Java

Located on the southern main road between the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo, approximately 2 Km from the Prambanan Temple compound, is Candi Kalasan, believed to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Central Java and Yogyakarta, even predating the colossal Borobudur Temple in Magelang. Administratively, the Kalasan Temple is situated in the Kali Bening area, in the Tirtomartani Village, Kalasan Sub-District, Sleman regency,[…]

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The Majestic Beauty Of The Ratu Boko Palace Ruins

Standing majestically on a hillside plateau overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the mystical Mount Merapi as its backdrop, the Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remnants from the glorious 8th century golden age of ancient Javanese kingdoms. Located approximately 17 km east of the city of Yogyakarta in the sub-district of Bokoharjo, Sleman Regency, the Ratu Boko Palace Complex is a[…]

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Meetings And Conventions in Yogyakarta

Situated in the heart of Javanese civilization and steeped in culture while offering stunning mountain scenery and the unrivaled hospitality of locals, Yogyakarta is a most attractive venue to hold Meetings and Conventions. This city has both well-known national and international hotel chains that provide facilities for conferences and meetings. Yogyakarta’s Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI)[…]

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