Yogyakarta is known for…
- Last monarchy in Indonesia
- Arts and Cafe Culture
- Historical Sites
- Center of Indonesian education
- Batik Textile
- being also called Yogya, Jogja or Jogjakarta
Why visit Yogyakarta?
Yogyakarta (Javas soul) is a must-see because it embodies Javanese culture down to its very core, with the island’s most pristine examples of the Javanese language, art, and way of life.
Apart from being the town’s epicenter for art and education, it is also well-known for its shopping and a variety of tourist attractions.
Experience life as a Sultan for a day in his palace, part of a kraton (royal complex) that dates back to the 18th century and is still in use today.
Traditional dance and music, batik design and production, wooden and leather Wayang puppets, ‘Kris’ (knife) production, silver craft, stone carving, and so much more all contribute to Yogya’s reputation as Indonesia’s cultural capital.