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Yogyakarta

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Dubbed ‘Yogya’ by the locals, Yogyakarta in central Java is a modern city that takes fierce pride in upholding classical Javanese traditions. It is the only Javanese city still governed by a monarchy, and is renowned within Indonesia for its prestigious schools of art and culture. Classical ballet dancers, batik artists, silversmiths and others flock to Jogja to hone their craft.

Visitors should start at the Kraton, the sultan’s palace. The royal family are the patrons of a number of artistics workshops here; visitors are likely to find themselves in the midst of an orchestra performance, poetry reading or shadow puppetry performance.

Yogya has plenty to offer beyond the Kraton, of course. Head to the traditional Beringharjo Market nearby to the assortment of batik fabrics, clothes, snacks and traditional herbs sold here, or keep going north to experience Malioboro Road’s famous street food scene. Those looking for higher-quality souvenirs should visit the silversmiths in Kotagede district in Yogya’s east end. The shops here are well-known for the superiority of their silverwork; most of the workshops can be found on Jalan Kamasan Street, but there are hidden gems around the backstreets too.

Things To See In Yogyakarta

No trip to Yogyakarta would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

  • Discover Mount Bromo
    Mount Bromo

    Dramatic active volcano rising 2329 metres high and flanked by a number of sister volcanoes.

  • Discover Komodo National Park
    Komodo National Park

    Paradisiacal islands home to a wealth of wildlife including the gigantic Komodo dragons.

  • Discover Borobodur
    Borobodur

    The largest Buddhist monument in the world surrounded by picturesque coconut forests and rice paddies.

Popular Holidays to Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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    • Yogyakarta
    • Borobudur
    • Jombang
    • Bromo
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Yogyakarta at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Yogyakarta:

  • Time Difference - GMT +7
  • Approx. Flight Time - 3 hours, 59 minutes