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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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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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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