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Yogyakarta

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About Yogyakarta

With a thriving population of about half a million residents, Yogyakarta is at once one of the largest cities in Java, and also the most popular tourist destination. If you are looking to check out some Javanese art, you have now come to the right place. Whether its traditional architecture and painting, or dance and shadow-puppet performances, this city is the leading cultural haven for a variety of traditional means of expression. Though there is truly an overabundance of beautiful ornate temples, a few most noteworthy specific ones to check out are Borobudur and Prambanan Buddhist temple complexes. The truly one-of-a-kind architecture of the stupas found at these locations is some of the most unique architectural creations ever constructed, and gives off a sort of haunting mystical aura thanks to their stunning appearance. The list of attractions goes on and here, with several UNESCO World Heritage Site and plenty of stunning natural attractions to go along with the man made ones. For a unique look at a culture that seems alien under the gaze of western-centric perspectives, Yogyakarta is a veritable showcase of mysterious beauty.

Popular Attractions in Yogyakarta

Borobudur Temple
4.6/5
321 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
Statue/Sculpture
Historical Site
Borobudur Temple is a famous Buddhist temple located in central Java dating from the 8th and 9th centuries. The Borobudur means "the stupa on the hill." The temple can be divided into three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s. There is a museum on the north side of the Great Stupa that elaborates more on the background of the temple.
Mount Merapi
4.3/5
97 Reviews
Volcano
The Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The crater emits smog all year round, as if it is ready for eruption any moment. In the past century, the volcano erupted more than a dozen times bringing lots of disasters to Yogyakarta, Borobudur and Prambanan. However, these frequent volcanic eruptions did not prevent people from leading a normal life in the mountains. There are still hundreds of towns around the volcano with Kaliulang being one such example. Some hotels in that town organize tours to visit the volcano.
Prambanan
4.4/5
220 Reviews
Temple
Historical Site
Comprising the remains of some 244 temples, World Heritage–listed Prambanan is Indonesia's largest Hindu site and one of Southeast Asia's major attractions. The highlight of the site is the central compound, where eight main and eight minor temples are assembled on a raised platform – an architectural crescendo of carved masonry and staircases, the high note of which is Candi Shiva Mahadeva. Prambanan sits within a large park dotted with lesser temples – a day is needed to do the site justice.
Taman Sari Water Castle
4.1/5
90 Reviews
Historical Architecture
The site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta.

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Half-Day Tea Harvesting and Making in Yogyakarta
5/5
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Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$38.50
Full Day Borobudur and Candirejo Tour from Yogyakarta
FromAU$230.50
Borobudur Morning Sunrise
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FromAU$170.50
Borobudur Sunrise Merapi Volcano Tour
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FromAU$251.50

Travelogue

10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020
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World Heritage Sites and top historic destinations for you! The late Maya Angelou once remarked, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” It is precisely this fascination with what came before that inspired us to look at the world’s most amazing historic destinations. Temples and monuments to grand empires feature prominently in our list, poignant reminders that no matter how much we think the world around us fixed and constant, time erases all in the end. See a list of unesco world heritage sites by country.
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