Asian Compass

Yogyakarta is divine inspiration

Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. Yogyakarta is known as Neverending Asia for its endless appeals. This city is one of the foremost cultural centres of Indonesia. From climbing the magnificent Borobudur temple, visiting the Keraton (Sultan’s Palace) and the famous Alun Alun, to watching silversmiths produce amazing jewelries at Kotagede and also learn to make one yourself. Maybe try a splurge shopping up at Malioboro road, relaxing Javanese Spa and many more ways to never get bored in this relatively small yet bustling city. 

From natural wonders, local art and traditions, examples of Javanese heritage to delicious culinary delights. Try theGudeg, a special cooking of traditional Javanese recipe. Taste the Bakpia, a traditional snack with many enticing flavours. Yogyakarta is indeed a city with numerous attractions to enjoy. All of this and many more to explore has  bring Yogyakarta as the second most visited destination in Indonesia after Bali.
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