Special Region of Yogyakarta ( DIY/ Yogyakarta / Yogya / Jogja) is located in the southern central part of Java Island. Yogyakarta Province has a wide 3185.80 km², consisting of four counties and one city, namely: the city of Yogyakarta, Sleman, Bantul, Gunungkidul and Kulonprogo district. Each district has different physical conditions so that the natural potential available is also not the same. Population Yogyakarta In 2010 totaled 3,452,390 Soul
Yogyakarta became the victims of the eruption of Mount Merapi disaster in October-November 2010 and the earthquake on May 27, 2006.
Yogyakarta is a tourist destination after Bali, Because, Yogyakarta has several features, features like: as the city of struggles, culture town, university town, and city tourism.
The name of the struggle for this city, because the role of Yogyakarta in Indonesia the national struggle in the Dutch colonial era, the Japanese colonial era, and at times struggle to maintain independence. Yogyakarta was also the center of the kingdom, both the Kingdom of Mataram (Islam), the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, and the Duchy Pakualaman.
The name for this city of culture city, because of Yogyakarta has many cultural relics of high value in the kingdom-the kingdom which still remain stable. This title is also associated with many cultural centers and art. . Because the proud triumph of the kingdom of Mataram, Mataram word is still used today.
Predicate as a student city, for history, and the role this city in the world of education in Indonesia. In addition to the various education at every level of education contained in this province, in Yogyakarta there are many students from all regions in Indonesia and also foreign students studying here. No exaggeration when referred to as miniature Indonesia Yogyakarta.
Yogyakarta is the second largest tourist destination after Bali. Various types of tourism developed in the region, such as, educational tourism, nature tourism, cultural tourism, historical tourism, and most recently, night tours.
Besides the above predicates, the history and status of Yogyakarta is interesting to observe. The name of the area using the name of DIY Special Region status as well. Status of Special Region of Yogyakarta as closely related to the history of Yogyakarta, both before and after the Proclamation.
According to the Chronicle Gianti, Yogyakarta or Ngayogyakarta (Javanese) is the name given Pakubuwono II (king of Mataram in 1719 to 1727) instead of the name of the guesthouse Gartitawati. Means that Kerta Yogyakarta Yogya, Yogya prosperous, while Ngayogyakarta means Yogya prosperous and the most important. Another source said, Yogyakarta name derives from the name (capital) city of Ayodhya in the Sanskrit epic Ramayana. In everyday use, often pronounced Jogja Yogyakarta (karta) or Ngayogyakarta (Javanese).
Before the independence of Indonesia, Yogyakarta already have a tradition of government because it is the Sultanate of Yogyakarta, including in it there is also the Duchy Pakualaman. Areas that have origins with its own government, in the colonial Dutch East Indies called Zelfbesturende Landschappen. In the era of independence referred to by the name of the Autonomous Region.
Ngayogyakarta Sultanate stood since 1755 founded by Prince Sultan Mangkubumi who then holds Hamengkubuwono I. Duchy Pakualaman, established since 1813, founded by Prince Notokusumo, (brother of Sultan Hamengkubuwono II) then the title Duke of Paku Alam I.
Both the Sultanate and Pakualaman, recognized by the Government of the Netherlands East Indies as a kingdom with the right set up their own households. All that is expressed in the political contract. Sultanate last political contract No. 1941 contained in the Statute. 47 and Pakualaman political contract in 1941 No. Staatsblaad. 577.
At the time of the Proclamation of Independence, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and Sri Paku Alam VIII knock the wire to the President, stating that the Region of Yogyakarta Sultanate and the region became part Pakualaman territory of the Republic of Indonesia, and joined together to realize a unity of Yogyakarta Special Region. Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and Sri Paku Alam VIII as Head and Deputy Head is directly responsible to the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
On 4 January 1946-17 December 1949, Yogyakarta became the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, precisely the days of struggle and even have moments that are very exciting, almost alone of the Republic of Indonesia finished. Therefore the leaders of the Indonesian people that get together and fight in Yogyakarta have special memories of this region. Especially young men who after the war, continued his studies at the University of Gajah Mada, a State University who first established by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as a living monument to commemorate the struggle of Yogyakarta.
At this time led by the Kraton Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and Puro Pakualaman by Sri Paduka Paku Alam IX. Both played a crucial role in maintaining cultural values and customs of Java and is the unifying the people of Yogyakarta.
The source of artikel history For Yogyakarta : http://www.pemda-diy.go.id
In the Province of Yogyakarta Special Region of low rainfall which is generally found in Gunung Kidul and Bantul region, whereas the relatively high rainfall found in Sleman.
For the dry season occurs in the month from June to August and the rainy season in September – May.
Yogyakarta, How to Get There?
Yogyakarta Airport has named Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG), located 6 km east of the city, this airport is small but very busy. When you come from Jakarta or Bali to arrive at the airport, the travel time of 1 hour with airlines Garuda, Lion Air, wings and Batavia. while other domestic airlines serve the purpose of the big cities in Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. For international service, Air Asia connects Yogyakarta to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore while the airlines Malaysia Airlines between Yogyakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
At the airport There is travel information for tourist attractions, airport taxi in the arrival hall. Official airport taxis have fixed rates are available for around Rp 50,000 to Malioboro or depending on your destination, pay at the taxi desk on arrival and then head to the official taxi rank. Give a receipt for your driver, there is no additional cost. You have to pay departure tax of Rp 35,000 (as of January, 2011) for domestic flights and Rp 100,000 for international flights.
Yogyakarta Airport is the airport to connect multiple rails in Indonesia. They came from (and left) airport can use the Prambanan Express regional trains from / to Kutoarjo (west of Yogyakarta), Palur (Surakarta) and several stations in between, including Tugu station (Yogyakarta) and Solobalapan station in Solo. The station at the airport just a few minutes walk from the airport.
Giwangan main bus terminal at Yogyakarta, 4 km to the southeast of the center. on the road Imogiri, Giwangan. There are regular services throughout the island, including Jakarta (9 hours), Bandung (6 hours), and Surabaya (8 hours) etc.
In the terminal this Giwangan There is also a new bus station which is part of the System Trans Jogja Busway to the airport, Malioboro, Prambanan and somewhere else in the city of Jogja (Rp 3500). There you can get a public bus to go to places around the city center, the ticket price of Rp 3000. and there are also buses that go to the districts in Yogyakarta.
If you want to go to Borobudur or Semarang, you can take a bus in Jombor terminal, the terminal is at Jalan Magelang north of road north Ringroad, To go to Borobudur you should get off at the terminal Muntilan and ride mini-buses or public transportation to get to Borobudur. bus fares from the terminal-terminal Jombor Muntilan Rp 15,000 for Touris (Rp 5000 for local).
If you are from Bandung to Yogyakarta. You go to Terminal Cicaheum in Bandung to get the bus. If the bus is not directly available, so take the bus to Purwokerto (Rp 45,000) 6-7 hour trip. From Purwokerto there are regular buses are available to Yogyakarta (Rp 30,000) 4-5 hour trip. If from Jakarta, Surabaya, Bogor, Tangerang Yogyakarta there is a directly bus.
Yogyakarta is not too far from Semarang and Solo, there are also shuttle buses that operate between these cities, the so-called Joglo Semar (Yogyakarta-Solo-Semarang), to Semarang Rp 45,000 and Rp 25,000 to Solo Joglo Semar, in Yogyakarta this place is located at Jl. Magelang Km 5.5, Yogyakarta (+62) 274 623 700.
Tugu Station (Central Tugu Railway Station), Street Mangkubumi 1, Yogyakarta Jogja This is the Main Station which serves the purpose of big cities like Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Malang, Cirebon and Solo. To purchase tickets, enter through the south entrance on Pasar Kembang Street and get a queue number of standing at a window ticket. Then go across the room and fill out a request slip the ticket, in consultation with the schedule on the left wall. Numbers and open ticket windows will be called (in Indonesian language only) and displayed on an electronic sign on the wall. Railway station serves the Executive and Business.
Lempuyangan Station (Railway Station Lempuyangan), Street Lempuyangan, Yogyakarta. train here for economy class and destination cities and small cities, like Jakarta, Bandung, Tasikmalaya, Bekasi, Kebumen, Cirebon, Solo, Jember, and Surabaya.
From Tugu Train station to Jakarta take between 7-12 hours. For the executive class train Argo (Argo and Argo Lawu Dwipangga) is the best of many trains, the most convenient and fastest (Rp 310000-330000 ~ 8 hours, including mineral water and snacks). Takshaka almost as good. It connects Yogyakarta and Jakarta (7-8 hours), both during the day or night. Line between Kroya and Prupuk, where trains cross the main backbone mountains of Java, when it passes through very beautiful scenery around. To see these sights use the train schedule in the morning.
If you want to / from Bandung should take Argo Wilis or Lodaya across a wonderful piece of Java during the daytime, with rice fields and mountains (although there Lodaya Turangga go at night and also an overnight trip from Surabaya). Ticket Price Rp 155.000 including mineral water and snacks).Passengers to Surabaya are served by the twice-daily Sancaka service departing in the afternoon and morning .
Yogyakarta – Solo or Solo-Kutoarjo (through Yogyakarta) connected by several trains Prambanan Express / Pramex. Trains stop at Prambanan station, the station is rather far from the temple complex of Prambanan. Prambanan Express Maguwo stopped at the station (for airport).
Flights to Yogyakarta and Solo Rp 8000, and Solo-Kutoharjo Rp 16,000.
Get around in the City.
The city of Yogyakarta is a relatively small town, so traveling around the city are not too expensive. If you are traveling by foot, note that the street sign facing you in a corner shows the name of the road when you enter. Map in English which can be obtained from the Tourism office next to the Hotel Mutiara in Jl Malioboro and at airports and stations. Strolling around the city center is quite comfortable and safe.
Taxis in Yogyakarta use the meter, except for Airport Taxi. The cab driver is currently still the most reliable. Argo Minimum price is Rp 5500 and for trips around the city center does not have to pay more than Rp 20,000.
Becak (pronounced beh-chak) is owned transfortasi trandisional Yogyakarta, transfortasi this is characteristic of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta and magnetism that can be found in the city of Yogyakarta. Bargain before entering into the rickshaw. Be sure to obtain a good price includes round-trip or a becak driver waiting for you when you are shopping. The journey from the city to the shopping area around Malioboro or palace do not have to pay more than Rp 20,000. As you climb the Becak feel the sensation.
Andong (Dokar) is transfortasi Traditional Yogyakarta, Andaong this is typical and the magnetism of Yogyakarta. description of this transfortasi is one or two horses pull the wagon, Driver Andong usually wait tourists at the train station, the Palace and Malioboro Mall and this is where you will find a Andong driver looking for passengers. Typically, the Andong chosen to take you to shop for t-shirts or fake Dagadu Ngasem batik in areas with a hefty price. or take you around around the strip is not too far away from Malioboro for look around. Then the Andong will take you back to the beginning of your journey. The cost for one round trip for Andong is Rp 30,000. Usually they ask for Rp 35,000. Andong can accommodate up to 5 adult passengers. When using this transfortasi services you can feel the sensation and can photograph the objects that you want when on top of Andong.
Bus. Small-size bus or mini bus is the main public transport in Yogyakarta.
There are two types of bus: regular and operating TransJogja 6:00 to 22:00 and stop only at designated shelters. TransJogja air-conditioned and generally safer. Tickets can be purchased directly at the shelter and the cost for a single trip is Rp 3,000. and allows transit to other shelters. If you want to tour around the city of Yogyakarta you can walk around with Transjogja only buy one time ticket Rp 3000, but you should not be out of the bus stop, then can take the bus Tranjogja (other lines) for tour around the city of Jogja.
Regular buses normally operates 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and some long routes that extend their operation until 09:00 (the route through the Malioboro / Bus No: 4). Please never bring anything valuable in the public buses, pickpockets in bus are now more common than ever before. The cost for a single trip is Rp 2,500 (in town). Usually on bus there will be one driver and one kenek that will hang from the sides of bus and handling the money and trying for get passengers. Kenek usually will touch on the shoulder to alert you that you have to pay it. If there is / no one kenek you can pay the driver directly. When you are ready to get off the bus, tell the driver or kenek “Kiri”. that means stop.
There are several rental agencies motorcycles and cars outside the Tugu Station, on the road that runs east-west at the south station, in the area Sosrowijayan (tourist area) and Prawirotaman (tourist area).
A new motorcycle semi-automatic (clutchless) can be rented for Rp 50,000 / 24 hours; old bike is cheaper, and fully automatic motorcycle such as Honda Vario / Yamaha Meo sometimes cost Rp 60,000 or more.
Cars can be rented for around Rp 250,000 / 24 hours, or Rp 175,000 / 12 hours without driver and fuel. A driver can be rented along with another car Rp 75000-200000 / day. For the price to the Borobudur and Prambanan with driver and fuel Rp 550,000. Prices are always subject to negotiation and can decrease or increase because of local demand, the type and age of vehicle and your individual needs at that time.
Yogyakarta has many heritage buildings and monuments. The first must see the palace’s lane, better known as Ngayogyakarta.
Tugu Monument. A famous Tugu is located in downtown Yogyakarta. Built by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono VI, the spire on top of the monument, at the beginning of a round ball that represents the universe. but During the colonial era, the spire was replaced with a gold cylinder. If you see From Siti Hinggil (Kraton) will be visible straight line between the palace-tugu-Mount Merapi.
Kotagede. Kotagede is the capital of old Islamic kingdom of Mataram. Tomb of the first king of Mataram Kingdom, who named Panembahan Senopati, also located in this place. Before independence, Kota Gede is the economic center of the district of Yogyakarta, why? because the largest market center and home to many wealthy batik traders. Although some old buildings have been modernized or replaced with new buildings, Kotagede remains a prime example of ancient Javanese architecture and city structure. Be sure for leave a local silver handicrafts, around a central Kotagede is a silversmith in Yogyakarta.
Imogiri, located in the southeast of the city. A Tomb Kings and the King family of Yogyakarta and Surakarta. Damaged by the earthquake in 2006 but has now reopened.
Kotabaru, place used for residential area of Dutch officials, has inherited a house and several churches and colonial-style monastery (church Kotabaru).
Vredeburg, located on Jalan Ahmad Yani 6, Yogyakarta or after malioboro Jl. A Dutch fort located in front of the Great House (Presidential Palace). A great example of Dutch colonial architecture.
Other heritage buildings from the colonial era: Bank BNI ’46 building, General Post Office Building (Central Post Office), and Bank Indonesia building, all located in the North of the palace.
Sultan’s palace / royal palaces including the main, two Sultan’s grounds, housing the Sultan, and a large residential area where the Sultan’s servants used to live. Top attractions in the Palace complex is:
Square or the land of the Sultan. There are two squares: North Square, and South Square, respectively. North Square (Sultan Square), past, initially used for training Troops and closed to the public the Sultan, but now the region was opened to the public During the reign of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX. Now, square is the place to the north known as Garebeg quarterly parade, held in Maulud, Sawal. In this parade, the servants of the Sultan Brought an offering of a cone-shaped (gunungan) to the north square. After the parade finished, visitors scramble to get offerings from gundungan this, Because it was believed to bring luck and Blessings.
Before the month Maulud (Islamic calendar), the which was held in North Square for 30 days. The event is Called sekatenan, Sekatenan is very popular and offers a variety of goods ranging from traditional handicrafts, clothing, games and children’s toys. A unique snack sold in this event is galundeng, fried dough similar to donuts, etc.
Kraton Yogyakarta. Java inheritance quiet and elegant consisting of two separate entrances: the Main Court (Pagilaran & Siti Hinggil), and Residence. The Main Court showing the splendor of the royal Sultan, and the Residence is more comfortable and still show a luxury lifestyle of the royal family. Open at 8:30 to 01:00 every day, on Friday closed at 11 am . Palace has its own tour guides they are the servants of the Sultan who was assigned as a guide palace. Ticket Price includes guide, they may expect tips. They will be delighted to be given money Tips, ticket price of Rp 12,500 (price of foreign tourists) and Rp 5000 (Indonesian tourist prices), When you bring your camera has to pay Rp 1000. You Can see the Dancing and the Gamelan show at Sunday Morning.
Note: When you go there you better wear a polite clothes, otherwise you’re not allowed to enter.
Kereta Museum. This museum is home to the Sultan’s carriage horses, including two beautiful carriages imported from Holland and is known as the Gold Carts (kereta kencana).
Taman Sari, located in the back Kraton. Also known as Dutch waterkasteel (water palace), this is a complex of baths for a family park that was built by Sultan Sultan’s first in 1765. One of the bathing pond dedicated to women (not the Queen) the sultan, and this place has a tower overlooking the area so he can take the woman he wants to sleep with him. Admission does not include costs for the guide, ticket price of Rp 7000. Open 9:00 to 3:00 every day. Rp 1000 for permission to photograph (price per June 15, 2008). Give tips to guides, they will surely happy.
Sasono Hinggil. This part of the palace and is next to the plaza south, but is rarely used for formal events. You can watch a puppet in this place on Thursday night (Friday night kliwon / Javanese calendar). There is no entry fee for the show and you can come and go as you want, this event is very long and lasted until the morning, a little hard to follow if you do not speak Javanese.
Masjid Gede Kauman, this place is one of the oldest and largest mosque in Yogyakarta. Located west of North Square, this mosque is a place where the Sultan to do religious rites and ceremonies. Non-muslim visitors should wear proper clothing. This is probably a good idea to ask for permission before entering the mosque because there are some rules that must comply.
Yogyakarta city was built with a profound philosophy: the city was designed so that the main elements of the city to form an imaginary line. This is a straight line starting from Parangtritis to Kraton Yogyakarta to Tugu Monument, and finally to Mount Merapi. This is a strong relationship with the guardian spirits of the Sultan of Mount Merapi and Parangtritis beach.
Sonobudoyo Museum, Jalan Trikora 6, Yogyakarta, 55 122 (north of the square). A Javanese archeology museum, has many Javanese artefacts like wayang, textiles, masks, weapons, sculptures, and a full set of Javanese gamelan instruments. If you are interested in Javanese culture, this place is worth visiting, but if you have extra time in Yogyakarta. The Ticket Entrence of Rp 3,000.
Affandi Museum, Jl Laksda Adisucipto 167 (at the beginning of the road to the airport), (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Museum is built around the former home of Affandi, one of the most famous painters in Indonesia. there are few galleries, including one with 30 Affandi’s paintings of earlier periods, impressionist and expressionist, and the other painting is a painting of the 11 children Affandi. The Ticket Entrence worth with what you’ll get there. Ticket Price Rp. 20 000 including drinks. staff will help to show you around.
Kekayon Museum, Jalan Raya Yogya-Wonosari (km 7) no; 277, Baturetno, Banguntapan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. E-mail: email@example.com. Open Tuesday-Sunday 8:00 to 15:00. A museum wayang (puppet) with Java-style garden lush. It is divided into 10 sectors, where each sector holds a large number of puppets from various places in Indonesia. The Ticket Entrace of Rp 5,000.
Candi ( Temple) is ancient archeological structure constructed during 7th-9th century aimed for a specific religion (Budha or Hindu). It was constructed from hundreds of volcanic or river stone blocks and assembled solely by human labor. Candi walls is often carved with reliefs depicting stories, and a stone God or Godess statue usually sits at the center.
There are several candi located in Yogyakarta and it’s proximity. Borobudur, one of famous candi is in Magelang, not far from Yogyakarta. Prambanan, also a well-known candi is in the Yogyakarta-Central Java border area.
The temple is a building place of worship of heritage of the past coming from Hinduism and Buddhism. Used as a place of worship of the gods. However, the term ‘temple’ is not only used by people to mention a place prayer only. Many other archaeological sites from the Hindu and Buddhist or Classical Indonesia, both as a palace, baths / water, gate, etc., referred to as temples. The temple built in 7-9 century, made ??of stone from the volcano and Bricks, stones are assembled by the human and the walls of temples are often carved with reliefs of the stories, God stones or statues of gods and goddess, usually placed this statue in the temple in the middle of the temple complex.
There are several temples located in Yogyakarta and surrounding Yogyakaerta. Borobudur is one of the famous temple, located in Magelang, not far from Yogyakarta. Prambanan temple is also well known, this temple are on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java.
Sambisari temple is very unique. This temple is a Hindu temple. Not like other temples, this temple is located approximately 6 m below the soil surface. Very easy to reach because of its proximity to the International Airport Adisucipto. You can go there by taxi. Sambisari temple consists of a main temple and three candis supporting (perwara). You can see the lingga (lingga) and yoni, symbol of male and female (fertility symbol), inside the main temple. On the walls of the main temple, there are three statues, Agastya on the south side, on the east side of Ganesha and Goddess Durga on the north side. Of the lingga, the yoni, and statues, has concluded that Sambisari built to worship Shiva. There is no reference about when and who built this temple. But from Wanua III inscriptions, temple Sambisari predicted at up in the 9th century (812-838 AD).
This temple was discovered by a farmer in his rice field while being farmed, so Sambisari temple buried in the ground ever since the eruption of Mount Merapi in the days of yore.
Kalasan Temple is located not far from the Prambanan Temple, about 14 km to the east of Yogyakarta. This temple is located on the south side of the main road Prambanan-Yogyakarta or 2 km to the west of Prambanan Temple. This temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta. Built in the late 7th century (778 AD) by Rakai Panangkaran of the Sanjaya Dynasty. Rakai Panangkaran were Hindus but he built a Buddhist temple (temple Kalasan), reflecting a peaceful religious life at that time. Reliefs are carved in this temple, known as the most beautiful reliefs. The wall is covered by an ancient white cement called bajralepa. Kalasan temple built to worship the goddess Tara. A bronze statue of Bodhisattvas placed inside the temple, but this statue is not there anymore.
Candi Sari is located not far from Kalasan, approximately 600 m to the north-east of Kalasan. This temple was built as an ancient Buddhist monk dormitories. Inside the temple, there are two floors with three rooms on each floor. Relief similar to Kalasan and walls are also covered with bajralepa. There are Bodhisattvas and Tara Statues carved on the side window that shows us the relationship between Kalasan and Candi Sari. Unique roof consisting of stupas in the grid 9. The holes in some areas indicate that the forest is used to complete construction. This temple was built in the same era with Kalasan.
What will you Do There?
Bird Market, Fish Market ornamental plants and flowers market. This place is located in the streets of Bantul No.: 141 Yogyakarta. to go there you can catch a mini bus Direction Bantul- Yogyakarta, Becak or taxi. Many people from Jogja Hobby to keep the Singing Bird, this is part of Javanese culture. In the old days keep the singing bird to show their social status. Only the noble families and very rich people who keep birds, because they will set their status. but now almost everyone keep birds, from the poor, rich enough, and rich.
In the bird market you will see various birds, snakes, rabbits, dogs, cats, fish, chicken, etc from Indonesia and outside Indonesia, and you can also see the activities of local communities to transact the buying and selling birds and other animals.
This place is very interesting and also very neat, because the government had set the market Jogja this bird to become more attractive, clean and neat, in order to attract travelers to come and feel comfortable here.
To Plant Flower Market, and Fish, across the street. Plants in Flower Market, you’ll see a variety of flowers from Indonesia and the flowers are very beautiful.
Masangin (entrance between banyan prayer, through two banyan trees). It’s simple and fun game is held at the South Square (square Sultan). Participants eyes closed and he / she should walk straight past the two ancient banyan tree. but Before the walking the participants made ??the request in the hearts and began walking. it sounds like an easy task, but most participants usually failed. sometimes participants walking to the left / right and sometimes they just walking around in circles, Funny and fun. according to the beliefs of Yogyakarta, if the participants can crossing between two banyan trees, the wish will be come true. After that, you can go to the food stalls around the corner, relax a bit and have a sip of warm Wedang Round (ginger ale). and can also be cycled around south square with a long bike for 2-3 people is decorated twinkling lights, you can rent there.
Wayang Kulit (Javanese shadow puppets, accompanied by gamelan music performed every night at the Museum Sonobudoyo.), Jalan Trikora 6, Yogyakarta (north square), open at 8:00 to 10:00. The Ticket Entrace Rp 20,000.
Shopping in Traditional Markets, watching the local habits and learn a variety of goods sold, by visiting the traditional markets such Yogya Beringharjo Markets and Market Kranggan.
Rafting, rafting in the river Elo, and Progo river is interesting and worth a try. Whisper River Camp is one of the rafting and kayaking operators on this river.
Ancient Volcano Ecotourism Area
If you wanted to do rock climbing, tracking, cruise tours, out bond, see the lives of people in the village. sunrise, sunset, views of surrounding mountains and camping. You can go to the Area Ecotourism Ancient Volcano, Mount Nglanggeran, situated in the village of Mount Nglanggeran Nglanggeran, District Patuk Gunungkidul district. http://www.gunungapipurba.com
Yogyakarta is the home of batik, traditional puppets, sculpture, ceramics, handcarf, and silver. Countless handicrafts from outside Yogyakarta can also be found here. Do not be surprised if you bump into souvenirs from Bali or Asmat, As most items are made in Bali, Yogyakarta and surrounding areas.
Malioboro is famous for its street vendors and are very popular among Indonesian and international tourists. Stretching from Tugu Station to the square of Sultan, Malioboro 1 kilometer in length and home to hundreds of shops and street stalls that offer various types of crafts. Some famous places in Malioboro is:
Beringharjo (Beringharjo Market), Jalan Pabringan 1, Yogyakarta (north Vredeburg), literally meaning the land sloping, Beringaharjo is the largest traditional market in Yogyakarta. The merchants sell various kinds of goods, ranging from household goods base (vegetables, fruits, meats, and spices) for various types of craft. Bidding is mandatory here.
Mirota Batik (across from Market Beringharjo), Jalan Ahmad Yani 9, Yogyakarta. Large family-owned shop that offers a lot of handicrafts, batik, silver, handicraf, etc, These items are not only from Yogyakarta but also from all parts of Indonesia. sold at a fixed price.
Warning : Yogyakarta is safer than Jakarta, but there are pickpockets in jogja, too. Be careful when shopping around Malioboro street.
Yogyakarta people liked the sweet dishes. Yogyakarta’s famous cuisine is warm, sweet taste of this cuisine is made from young jackfruit. Local snacks, such as bakpia, yangko Geplak and very sweet. However, not every local dish sweet. Krecek-fried beef is often served with a spicy warm to the tongue is not trained. Lodeh made by locals People, although it is often ‘too sweet’ by non Jogja, still have a little taste of fiery chili. A good idea to ask vendors whether the dish spicy food or not. For those who just want to know, just ask them to remove the chili from the dish and serve separately. This way you can still taste the original flavor of the dish, but if you can not handle the chili flavor you just can not add the chilies into your food!
Originally, the cuisine of Yogyakarta, known by their sweetness. However, as more and more people move to Yogya, this small town began to see more differences in flavor. Now you can find a variety of interesting dishes, ranging from sweet, spicy, salty and sour. Sometimes the combination from other cuisines such as Chinese or the West can be found. Note that the restaurant in the center is often closed quite early by western standards, Because they often refuse food orders after 21:00 hours.
Gudeg, jackfruit curry, chicken and egg served with rice, this is the most famous local dishes in Yogyakarta. Dishes in a variety of brown colors, things did not look very taste, but it can be delicious if done right. There are plenty of warm restaurant, but the most popular are: Gudeg Wijilan, Gudeg Juminten, Gudeg Bu Tjitro, Gudeg Monument, Gudeg Ahmad Bu. If you can get up early, you may find a small shop on the corner, or close to traditional markets. If you are still active at night, you can go to Jalan Janturan and enjoy Gudeg Pawon (gudeg enjoy in the kitchen the old-style) that is open late at night.Gudeg Tugu, Jalan Diponegoro, near the market Kranggan, open 7:00 to 1:00 on the clock. A complete meal consists from: warm rice, shredded chicken, brown hard-boiled eggs, warm, areh sauce, sambal krecek hot & spicy, and fried foods. price of Rp 7.000 to 10.000.
Gudeg Sagan, A warm place to eat at Jalan Sagan (Sagan In front of the New Store) offers rice, porridge, warm, areh sauce, sambal goreng krecek, complete with boiled chicken and brown eggs.
Gudeg Wijilan Yu Djum, Wijilan Jalan 31, Jalan Sultan and Kaliurang km 4.5 Karangasem CT III/22, Yogyakarta. Various line is more luxurious, served with thick sauces, and more expensive as well.
Langgi rice, locally known as Sego Langgi (Rice Langgi). Warm rice served with various side dishes. Can be found in a small stall in the street Gandekan.
Mbok Berek Fried Chicken (Mbok Berek’s Fried Chicken). Fried chicken with garlic, cilantro and a mild flavor and crunchy crackers served with warm white rice.
Ayam Goreng Suharti, Jalan Laksda Adisucipto 208, Yogyakarta. Sam Concept like Mbok Berek.
Kipo, bite size snacks made from green colored tapioca dough filled with sweet grated coconut. Can be found in the town. very tasty and savory.
Bakpia, other bite size foods made from sweet greenbean paste wrapped with thin dough pastry. bakpia the most popular is Bakpia Patuk No: 25 And No: 75, sold on the street Pathuk, also known as Jalan KS Tubun Aip.
Jadah Tempe, sandwich from rice and tempeh sweet cake. Can be found on the Ground.
Angkringan, food vendors use the car as a shop. Food sold here is Rice Cat (Cat Rice) consisting from small portions of rice with sambal (chili) or stir-stir and use a piece of paper or wrapped in banana leaf, fried food and drinks. The most popular is the famous place Angkringan Lik Man, also known as this famous monument, is located at Jalan Wongso Dirjan, north of Yogyakarta Railway Station (Tugu Station). See below Angkringan monument. Angkringan usually open from (14:00) / (18:00) – (1:00 pm) / (4:00 am). Angkringan Monument, also sells the most popular drink, the drink is coffee Joss, espresso Java dyed with charcoal burning. Price Rp 1.000 to 6.000.
Nanamia Pizzeria. This place offers Estate Authentic Italian food with affordable local prices. Food here using indigenous materials and applying traditional way to prepare and cook food, namely wood fire oven (as has been done for centuries in Italy)
Menu at this place offers a variety of pizzas & pasta (noodles Italian style), salads & soups, appetizers and desserts famous Italian (also including vegetarian variations). All food is 100% halal and healthy (no MSG). Price Pizza From Rp 45 000-Rp50 000.
The atmosphere in this place is very cozy and nice, Pizza here is delicious pizza in Yogyakarta. Address of this place on jl Moses Ghatotkacha B: 13 Gejayan Yogyakarta
Milas, a vegetarian restaurant that only provide only vegetarian cuisine, this restaurant dishes using ingredients and vegetable garden organically, the price varies from Rp 10,000-Rp 20000, restaurant atmosphere is very comfortable and constructed from bamboo, this place there on the street Prawirotaman 4.
If you have a time, you can come here and try dishes here.
Rame Rame Vegetarian, Jl Beskalan (Go south on Malioboro from Tugu railway station until you reach an intersection with a large Ramaujana store, then turn right (west) to Beskalan, continue about 200 m. The restaurant is on the right (south) side of the road. There is a faded red banner that reads vegetarian food advertising). A very small restaurant with vegetarian and meat options owned by a woman who is very friendly. Have a delicious soup, noodles, mushrooms, vegtables, meatballs and coriander for Rp 9,000.
Special Sambal. A local cuisine for those who like spicy, hot food. Their specialty, as the name suggests, they are different types of sambal (hot sauce is a kind of pickle). price from Rp 5.000 to 12.000. the place is on the road in the west Graha Sabah UGM.
Pondok Cabe, same concept like Special Sambal, The place on jalan C. Simanjuntak.
Dixie Easy Dining or simply Dixie, Jl. Gejayan 40B Yogyakarta (south of Mataram Ditch). Offers a variety of western and Asian dishes are served with a distinct modern asian style. Buildings with modern interiors. food prices from Rp 8.000 to 50.000.
Sapi Bali, Jalan Permai Bannerman, Mudal, Sariharjo, Ngaglik, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Bali-style beef ribs cuisine, though a little too hot and spicy for some foreigners. If you do not like hot and spicy dishes, option for grilled ribs soy sauce and grilled ribs bacem. Iga fuel price Rp 30,000.
This place is also worried about Balinese cooking, like chicken betutu, kecombarang chicken, etc.
Via Via, on the Road Prawirotaman 1, A cafe is very good, there is a clock on the wall shows a different time in the Via Via cafe around the world and a mixture of tourists and locals Indonesia. Offers a variety of western dishes (a good French onion soup) and the Indonesia special dishes at a good price. Very good service. On Friday night there is live jazz music, star from 20:00 to 23:00. food prices from Rp 20000-40000.
Royal Garden Restaurant, Jl Pekapalan 7, Alun-Alun Utara, Yogyakarta. Chinese-Indonesian dishes with kraton style atmosphere and with classic Funiture. Food price from Rp 40,000-80,000.
Gajah Wong, Jalan Gejayan Yogyakarta. Serves many kind of dishes including French, Italian, Indian, Chinese as well as Indonesian. Divided into 3 zones: Country, Javanese and Colonial, each is lavishly decorated and themed with live music. In the Javanese zone, you can hear the Javanese gamelan music performed throughout the night, while the Colonial zone has a live jazz band.The atmosphere is very cozy and nice restaurant, eating the price Rp 60,000. but large portions of food.
Ronde, most often as the beverage Light that can be found in the North square or south-square near the area in Jalan Malioboro and at Jl. malioboro that open at night. This drink is very good to drink when it’s raining or cold weather, because it is made from basic materials Ginger.
Other Place :
“Lava Tour” Merapi
After the eruption of 2006 and 2010 eruptions, the lava tour a tremendous attraction, visited by many tourists. Territory is the slope of Merapi lava attractions include the hamlet Kinahrejo, Ngrangkah, Pangkurejo (Umbulharjo village entrance). Hamlet Kopeng, Guava, Kaliadem, petung (Kepuharjo village) and hamlets on the edge of Gendol Kali, Kali Opak.setiap Kalikuning and visitors who want to see lava tour free of charge perkepala levy of Rp 5,000 and Rp 2,000 for parking services for vehicles motor.
You can cheak to Tour Agent for this tour
Candi Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world, is 40 minutes away by car and one of the top destination for visitors to Yogyakarta. Many Tour Agent offering tour of Borobudur on Jl Sosrowijayan, and Jl Prawirotaman. They also offer other packages to tour around Yogyakarta, tour buses (minivans) (From Tour Agencies) leave Yogyakarta at 05:00 for the initial visit to Borobudur. This is a convenient way to get through the crowd that arrived mid-morning, although slightly more expensive between Rp 45,000 to Rp 50,000 (including a simple breakfast).
Kaliurang is a small town on the southern slope of Mount Merapi. Here you can relax enjoy the mountain air and natural beauty around.
Ketep offers a great viewpoint for the spectacular view of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu. This place has a small cinema showing a documentary pulled from Mount Merapi. Located in Muntilan, east of Borobudur, 40 minutes from Yogyakarta by car.
Prambanan Hindu temple, only 20 minutes, when you go there you will pass the Temple Sambisar, and Kalasan temple. You can get there with transjogja or by car from the tour agent.
Ratu Boko palace, only 2 km south of Prambanan. An ancient royal palace complex, similar in architectural layout with other Kratons or palaces in Java. MRatu Boko is located on a hill, Ratu Boko has been recently renovated. Very nice to see the sunset.
Parangtritis Beach, in the South of Yogyakarta city and this is the south coast. Parangteritis beach is one of the better known beaches. Local folklore suggests that this beach is the palace of the ‘Queen of the South “Nyai Loro Kidul or legendary. It is common knowledge among local residents not to wear any green in color, or the Queen will attract users to the sea to drown. Warning: Do not swim Parangtritis beach. wild waves, big and very strong currents are known to be deadly: many people die who ignore these precautions. But there are many other beaches with white sand. But you must arrange with a travel agent to rent a car with driver renting a bike matau motor to go there. the beach is very beautiful, like a beach Sadeng, barons, along, Drini, Kukup, Krakal, Sadrana, Ngandong, Sundak, and Indrayanti.
Jogja Orangutan Center
If you want to visit the Orangutan Center in Yogyakarta, you can do it, below is description of Yogyakarta Orangutans Center in Yogyakarta. Jogja Orangutan Centre is a program initiated by Yogyakarta Nature Conservation Foundation (YKAY) for Indonesian wild animals conservation. JOC is using 13,9 hectare-wide land at Paingan, Sendangsari Village, Pengasih Sub-District, Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta to execute their programs.
JOC main programs are rehabilitated and taking care of wild animals, especially orangutan, by supporting program such as conservation education, science developing and Indonesian wild animals conservation campaigns. In carrying out our main programs, JOC ensure the animals’ welfare.
Now JOC is beginning to build dome for orangutan – orangudome, this 125 meters diameters line will accommodate 200 orangutans that cannot be released in their natural habitat. This dome is built very similar to their natural habitat-tropical forest in Kalimantan & Sumatra, so that orangutans can feel their “real home” for the rest of their lives. As a start, we bill build two introductory domes with smaller size for 12 orangutans in each dome.
To fulfill daily operational needs, we has a fund raising unit for public fund collecting and legal effort. This fund raising unit is entitled Orangutan Outdoors Camp (OOC). OOC gathers fund by renting meeting rooms, lodges, outbound training service, eco-tourism, and also online donation.
JOC is supported by experts in all its programs. Up to now, 30 people are working and the majority are Sendangsari local citizens.
Or just Cheak This Wibeside : http://jogjaorangutancentre.org
Accommodation at Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta has two tourist areas, Namely: Jalan Sosrowijayan, and Jalan Prawirotaman.
Most Bagpacker lived in the area Sosrowijayan , while the for the tourist (with a buget middle class) they live in areas Prawirotaman. at Sosrowijayan alot of Losmen, the Price from Rp 40.000/day until Rp 100.000/day.
The Best Accommodation in Yogyakarta, just Click the Hotel Name’s For more ditel & Booking :
1. Grand Aston Yogyakarta, $69. Jl. Urip Sumoharjo No. 37, Gejayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2. Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel Yogyakarta, $75. 81,Laksda Adisucipto street, Gejayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
3. Grand Quality Hotel, $58 Jl. Adisucipto 48, PO Box 82, Yogyakarta Airport, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
4. Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta, $85. Jl. Suryotomo No. 31, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55122
5. Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta Hotel, $102. Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
6. Inna Garuda Hotel, $65. Jl. Malioboro 60, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55213
7. All Seasons Yogyakarta Hotel, $50. Jl Dagen No 109, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55271
8. Dusun Jogja Village Inn, $75. JL. Menukan 5, Karangkajen, Parangtritis, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
9. Poeri Devata Resort Hotel, $61. Klurak – Taman Martani – Prambanan -Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55571
10. Ameera Boutique Hotel, $36. Dagen Street No 13 & 15, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55271
11. Tulips Hotel & Restaurant, $26- $32 . Jl. Tirtodipuran 42, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
12. Venezia Garden Hotel, $9. Jalan. Tirtodipuran no. 27, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
13. Villa Pondok Terra, $271. Gg Ngadinegaran 103B, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55224
14. Hotel Grand Rosela. $25. Jl. Prawirotaman No. 28, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
15. Tiga Lima Homestay, $18- $28, Jl. Affandi (Gejayan) Kepuh Gg III/946, Sagan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
16. Hotel Makuta, $11. Prawirotaman II No. 839, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
17. Metro Guest House, $20. Prawirotaman Mg III / 606, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
18. Omah Lawas Homestay, $37. Jl. Prawirotaman MG III/649, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
19. Duta Garden Hotel, $47. Timuran MG III/103, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55153
20. Hotel Indah Palace Yogyakarta, $44. JL. Sisingamangaraja No. 74 , Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
21. Duta Hotel, $41. Jl. Prawirotaman No. 26, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55153
22. Airlangga Hotel, $44. Jl. Prawirotaman 6-8, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
23. Perwita Sari Hotel, $17. Prawirotaman St, No 31, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55153
24. Pose In Hotel, $31. Jl. Mayjen Sutoyo 62, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
25. Malioboro Inn Hotel, $43. Jl. Sosrowijayan No.23-25, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55271
26. Merbabu Hotel, $14. JL. Sosrowijayan GT I NO.32, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
27. Malioboro Palace Hotel, $61. Jln. Sosrowijayan No.3-5, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
28. Merapi Hotel, $156. Jl. Sosrowijayan GT I, 155, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
29. Istana Batik Ratna Hotel, $37. Jalan Pasar Kembang No 29, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
31. All Seasons Yogyakarta Hotel, $50. Jl Dagen No 109, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55271
32. Hotel Jentra Yogyakarta, $38. Jl. Dagen Malioboro 85, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
33. Abadi Hotel Jogja, $46. Jl. Pasar Kembang No. 49, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
34. Hotel Ibis Malioboro, $68. Jalan Malioboro No 52-58, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55001
35. Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel, $334. n Jl.Affandi Gejayan, Complex Colombo, Gejayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55281
36. Sriwedari Hotel, $72. Jl. Laksda Adisucipto KM 6 No. 6, Gejayan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
37. D’Omah Boutique Hotel Yogyakarta. $59. Jl. Parangtritis KM 8, 5 Timbulharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
38. Hotel Santika Premiere Jogja, $51. Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 19, 55233 Yogyakarta
39. Ndalem Padma Asri Guest House. $31. Jl. Padma No. 23 Palagan Tentara Pelajar Sleman, Yogyakarta
40. Hotel Makuta. $11. Prawirotaman II No. 839, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta,
41. Dusun Jogja Village Inn, $65. JL Menukan 5, 55153 Yogyakarta
42. Novotel Yogyakarta Hotel. $52. Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 89, Sagan, Yogyakarta
43. Cakra Kembang hotel, $37. Kaliurang No.44 km 5.5, 55284 Yogyakarta
44. Cakra Kusuma Hotel , $31. JL Kaliurang 25, km 5,2, 55281 Yogyakarta
45. Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel. $65. Jl.Affandi Gejayan, Complex Colombo, Gejayan, Yogyakarta
46. Saphir Yogyakarta , $58. Jl. Laksda Adi Sucipto 38, 55001 Yogyakarta
47. The Jayakarta Yogyakarta Hotel & Spa, $66. Jl. Laksda Adisucipto Km. 8, 55281 Yogyakarta
48. Gloria Amanda Hotel. $31. Jl. Sosrowijayan GT.I No.195, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
49. Hotel Tembi Rumah Budaya. $48. Jl. Parangtritis Km. 8,4 Tembi Timbulharjo Sewon Bantul, Yogyakarta
50. Ndalem Padma Asri Guest House. $34. Jl. Padma No. 23 Palagan Tentara Pelajar Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
51. Satya Nugraha.$19. Sorowajan Baru Street, Banguntapan, Janti, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
52. RTA. $47. Gowongan Kidul JT III/446, Tugu Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
53. Amaris Hotel Diponegoro Yogyakarta. $103. Jl. Diponegoro 87, Tugu Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
54. Austin Residence Yogyakarta. $31. Jl. Nakula no 34 Wirobrajan ( Near Malioboro & Kraton ) , Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
55. Hotel Jentra Yogyakarta. $172. Jl. Dagen Malioboro 85, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
56. Hotel Mutiara. $58. JL. Maliobora No. 18 , Yogyakarta City, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
57. Hotel 1001 Malam. $37. Sosrowijayan Wetan, GT I/57, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
58. Sagan Hotel. $37. Jalan Kartini No. 4, Sagan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
59. Abadi Hotel Jogja. $103. Jl. Pasar Kembang No. 49, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
60. Raffles Holiday Jogja Hotel. $21. Jl. Kaliurang Km. 20 No. 198, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
61. Eclipse Hotel. $45. Jl. Prawirotaman 35, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
62. Joglo Plawang Boutique Villa. $55. Pakem – Turi. km 5, Street , Karanggawang, Girikerto, Turi, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
63. Orlen Hotel. $39. Jl. C. Simanjuntak No 2 YAP Square, Tugu Jogja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
64. Pan Family Hotel. $26. Jl. Tamansiswa No. 150F, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
65. Grand Surya Hotel Yogyakarta. $27. Jalan. Suryodiningratan no. 42 B, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
66. Wisma Djoglo Hotel. $55. Jl. Laksda Adisucipto Km. 6, Seturan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
67. Grage Ramayana Hotel.$54. Sosro wijayan No.33, Malioboro, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
68. Rumah Kayen Homestay. $34. Jl. Kaliurang KM 7, Kayen – Gg. Cikal Dempet no.12, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
69. Oasis Hotel Jogja. $18. Prawirotaman I NG III/562, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
70. Wisma Ary’s Hotel. $20. Suryodidingratan Road No. 29, Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
71. Metro Guest House. $20. Prawirotaman Mg III / 606, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
73. Rumah Palagan Guest House. $28. Jl. Palagan Tentara Pelajar KM 7, 8 Mudal Ngaglik Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
74. Hotel Mataram. $38. Pasar Kembang Street 61, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
75. Grage Ramayana Hotel. $54. Sosro wijayan No.33, Malioboro, Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
76. Duta Garden Hotel & Boutique Villa. $92. Timuran MG.III/103, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Tourism Information Centre in Yogyakarta: Jalan Malioboro 56, phone : 62 274 587 486, (fax: +62 274 565 437),Tourism Promotion Board
Jalan Malioboro 16, +62 274 586809.
Jalan Cendana 11, +62 274 562628, 564945 (fax: +62 274 564945).