The Beautiful Of Yogyakarta

5 years I’ve been a resident of Yogyakarta. A city with different customs and cultures of the region I come from. Had felt strange with all the circumstances in which the town is famous as a city of students, city of culture, GUDEG city. I think the biggest problem is the language difference. Because most people around me speak Javanese language. But we have a national language, which is Bahasa Indonesia. One of the problems was resolved….;)

Yogyakarta is a special region in Indonesia.  It is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. Yogyakarta was the Indonesian capital during the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1949. One of the districts in Yogyakarta, Kotagede, was the capital of Mataram Sultanate between 1575-1640


There are many interesting places in Yogyakarta, which eventually made ​​me fall in love.

1. Keraton

Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat is the primary kraton of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. The complex consists of a number of low-lying buildings such as audience halls, museums, and the residences of the sultan and the queen


Indonesia - Java - Yogyakarta - Kraton (Kraton Ngayogyakarta Had

raja dan ratu

2. Taman Sari

Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place.

Taman Sari consisted of four distinct areas: a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the centre, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. Today only the central bathing complex is well preserved, while the other areas have been largely occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement. I visited there about 4 years ago.

And since 1995 the Yogyakarta Palace Complex including Taman Sari is listed as a tentative World Heritage Site



3.  Borobudur

The Borobudur Temple is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world. This temple is located at Borobudur District, South of Magelang, Central Java. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.


4. Malioboro

This is my favorite place in Yogyakarta. along the way, the street vendors offer a wide variety of souvenirs and handicrafts. Don’t be afraid to walk up and down the street a few times and scout out different options before making a purchase. Here your negotiating talent is very important.


malioboro shopping

malioboro music


5. Prambanan

Prambanan temple was built in the 10th century.  Its the largest Hindu temple. This temple was built during the reign of  two king namely Rakai  Pikatan ang Rakai Belitung. Soaring up to 47 meters, or 5 meters higher than Borobudur temple.




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