"Yogyakarta - The Center of Javanese Culture" Yogyakarta by blue_sky04
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Yogyakarta (or Yogya) is located in Central Java. This city is culturally rich and it's known as the center of the Javanese culture. The Indonesian government has granted this city with a special territorial autonomy or special region "Daerah Istimewa" in respect to the Kingdoms which still exist in Yogyakarta
In the 16th and 17th centuries the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram was established in Yogyakarta. The existance of this empire has brough strong cultural influences to Yogyakarta -- many traditional ceremonies are still held regularly there.
Famous places to visit:
- Borobudur Temple - Buddhist temple
- Prambanan Temple - Hindu temple
- King Palaces
- Malioboro Street
- Dieng Plateau
- Mount Merapi - one of the most active volcanoes in the world
- Parangtritis beach
- Bandon & Kukup beach
The official website of Yogyakarta
If you are interested in archaeology, you can visit Indonesia Archaelogy on the net
And more about Mount Merapi
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Borobudur temple is a magnificent temple which you can visit in Yogyakarta. From this temple, you also can see a wonderful scenery of its surrounding areas as well as Mt. Merapi. If you have time, you can see the sunrise in the morning and the sunset in the afternoon from Borobudur. I have done those, and I can only say that you will enjoy them!
- Pros:rich of culture, many interesting places to visit, nice people
- Cons:some places are difficult to be reached with public transports
- In a nutshell:worth a visit
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