Together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), Yogyakarta is Java’s cradle of civilization.
This city was the center of authority for the great temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the eighth and ninth centuries and the new and robust Mataram monarchy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

For its never-ending charms, Yogyakarta was renowned under the tagline “Jogja The Never-ending Asia.”
It is now also known as ” Jogja Istimewa, “a slogan elaborating on its unique principles.

This city is one of Indonesia’s most important cultural hubs.
From meandering around The Kraton or The Keraton (Sultan’s Palace) living museums to hanging out at the famed Alun Alun. To watching silversmiths create stunning jewelry at Kotagede, and maybe even a splurge shopping up at Malioboro road.

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