5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 15, 2019
Felt very safe
Discover ancient temples, traditional batik, wayang shadow puppetry and gamelan music in the city that holds the key to Java’s cultural heritage.
The city of Yogyakarta is the perfect place to explore Java’s rich culture and traditions. Known for its protection of local heritage and customs, Yogyakarta is a hub for fine Javanese art, craft, music, poetry, ballet and puppetry. Explore the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, and gain an insight into Buddhist, Hindu and Javanese culture.
Yogyakarta is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia. A short stroll around the historic district will bring you past the Sultan’s Palace (Kraton Ngayogyakarta) and its stately main court, mosque and museum. Admire the Central Post Office (Kantor Pos Besar) and the Tugu Monument. Grab a snack from a street vendor and watch the locals playing street chess near the Kraton complex.
To learn about Javanese culture and history, head to the Museum Sonobudoyo, the Museum Batik or Fort Vrederburg. Browse historical artefacts and traditional handicrafts such as batik, wayang puppets, masks and gamelan instruments. Discover Yogyakarta’s thriving art scene at the Affandi Museum and Cemeti Art House.
Don’t miss Yogyakarta’s breathtaking ancient temples, known locally as candi. Wander through numerous shrines and monuments at Prambanan, a collection of towering Hindu temples with intricately carved domes. The stunning Borobudur Buddhist temple dates back to the 9th century and is located in Magelang, 1 hour’s drive from Yogyakarta.
Relax with a massage treatment or sunrise yoga and meditation classes. Play a round of golf overlooking Mount Merapi. During your visit, try local cuisine, such as sweet curry with jackfruit, palm sugar, coconut milk and chicken. In January, the city celebrates Java’s Muslim culture with the traditional Sekaten festival.
Reach Yogyakarta by flying into Adisucipto International Airport, or catch the regional bus or train. In the city, get around by taxi, bus or tricycle rickshaw. Make sure you haggle and agree on a price before getting into the rickshaw. To make the most of Yogyakarta’s outdoor activities, visit during the dry season, from July to September.
3.5/5Good!(12 area reviews)
Central Yogyakarta is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Malioboro Street and Palace of Yogyakarta.
You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Malioboro. You might want to make time for a stop at Malioboro Street or Malioboro Mall.
5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)
The gardens, golf courses and restaurants are just a few things travellers enjoy about Mlati. If you want to experience more of the area, check out Jogja City Mall or Yogya Kembali Monument.
Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020
Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019
Join the other pilgrims visiting one of the world’s largest Buddhist temples for its profound meaning and spectacular architecture.
Spend a day exploring Yogyakarta’s liveliest commercial district, which is famous for its batik stores, street food and historic landmarks.
Embark on a fantastical toy train journey through a compound of spectacular pointed Hindu temples built more than 1,000 years ago.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Parangtritis Beach, a popular beach in Parangtritis. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.
Cross the bridges on the Gajahwong River to see the Komodo dragons, orangutans and hippos that inhabit this eclectic zoo.
Capture spectacular night photos of the popular and luminous White Monument that holds geographical and spiritual value for the locals.
Spend a night exploring the city squares for a look at the lights and distinctive designs that lie at the heart of local life. A rickshaw ride carries you to the royal palace that houses the Sultan of Yogyakarta, where you get a chance to experience the food, festivities, and evening crowds for yourself.
The peaceful village atmosphere in the lands around Yogyakarta makes a great setting for a bicycle ride. With a pair of vintage wheels and a local guide, this tour takes you out through the Javanese countryside for a look at small-town life on the island.
Explore Yogyakarta and surrounding as you wish with private car for maximum 10 hours. Assisting by an English speaking driver to discover your chosen places in Yogyakarta like Borobudur, Prambanan,etc. Direct pick up at hotel is included for hotel in Yogyakarta area.
This tour brings you to the see Yogyakarta’s finest sightseeing destinations, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in its rich history and culture. Day 1: Yogyakarta Pick-up from hotel/airport in Yogyakarta at 3:30AM. i.e.
This tour brings you to the see Yogyakarta’s finest sightseeing destinations, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in its rich history and culture. Pick up from hotel at 3:30am-3:45am Transfer to Borobudur at 3:45am-4:30am Enjoy Borobudur temple sunrise at 4:30am-7:30am Drop off at hotel 8:15am-9:30am Our tour ends here.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up in the morning and then driven in an air-conditioned Panorama Destination vehicle to the south of Yogyakarta. Here you will visit an ancient factory, home of the city’s traditional batik makers.
Verified travelerJul 19, 2019
A lot of traffic and narrow road. It takes a long time to go to any places there.