SUGENG RAWUH / WELCOME TO YOGYAKARTA
One of the Special City Region in Indonesia located in Java Island, Yogyakarta also known as the centre for classical Javanese art and culture such as Batik, Javanese traditional dance, music, poetry and the genuine of puppet show (leather puppet). Discover its long history starting from the biggest Mataram Hindu Kingdom back in the 8th century and change into Mataram Islam Kingdom on the 16th century, Yogyakarta has become a city of the most existent kingdom in Indonesia which remains until today.
Its unique history of hindu and budhist's kingdom during the 8th century has left hundreds of artifact spread surround this Region which mostly old temples or shrines, the well-known Prambanan Temple (known also as the most beautiful hindu temple) and the famous Borobudur Temple which ever became the 7th world wonders, also located in this Region. While the historical sites of the Islam era during the 16th century still well maintained such as: the Sultan Palace’s, Taman Sari Water Castle, Imogiri (the Royal Family’s grave site), etc. Not to forget also the influence of the Dutch colonial building spread in the city centre which still we can see until now.
While in the northern outskirts of the city is Gunung Merapi/ The Mount Merapi (literally Mountain of Fire in Indonesian/ Javanese) is an active Stratavolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta. More to the southern part lay the mystic beach of Parangtritis/ The South Sea.
Visiting Yogyakarta has never been satisfied for a one time visit. The mix modern and Javanese culture, the ancient building, the people’s smile, and the art and culture spread the whole area. Enjoy your holiday, enjoy its here!