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Sightseeing in Yogyakarta

The city of Yogyakarta also goes by the names Jogja or Jogjakarta and is located in Java in Indonesia. It is a medium sized city with around 500.000 inhabitants. The main street that runs through the center of Yogyakarta is Malioboro street where all the main shops are located. On the streets adjacent to Malioboro there are several art shops and restaurants. Malioboro street itself is busy with traffic, parked scooters and several street vendors. To transport yourself up and down the street in a real tourist fashion, there are horses with carriage available which serve as taxi's.

The main attraction in Yogyakarta is the Sultanate which is the Sultan's palace. Many guide books describe it as the Kraton. When visiting, you will get a personal guide that takes you on a tour through many of its buildings and gardens. Close by the Sultan's palace is the Taman Sari water castle which used to be part of the royal gardens. A bit further is the charming bird market located which is something traditional that has been associated with the city. Yogyakarta has a colonial past and several buildings from that era such as the Bank of Indonesia are good examples of its history. Another historical sight is the Benteng Vredeburg which used to be a fortress but has been converted to a museum. There aren't that many sights in Yogyakarta itself, but the city is very laid back, full of life and allows for several excursions or day trips to see more of the culture and nature of Java.

The main tourist area in Yogyakarta is Sosrowijavan where all the hotels and restaurants are located. Many of them don't take bookings and the quality varies from upmarket to worn out crash pads and taking some advice from you guide book on where to stay is recommended. 

The big attractions to Yogyakarta are the temples Borodubur and Prambanan which are located close to the city. Both temples are impressive structures and can be easily visited as a day trip. A tour can be booked at many of the tour agencies and hotels in town. An alternative excursion is to climb mount Merapi which is usually done during the night. It is a fairly strenuous climb but the sunrise from the top is amazing.

The best way of getting into the city is by plane. There are long distance buses available and trains, but these can be time consuming and exhausting. Getting around is mainly by foot or just take a rickshaw or taxi which are plentiful. Yogyakarta can be visited throughout the whole year, but it is considerable less busy during the wet season which lasts from October until April. Then it doesn't rain all day and visiting is still possible, but there can be heavy downpours.


Yogyakarta travel photo gallery

 



Railway crossing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Railway crossing.

 



Train passing through Yogyakarta.

Train passing through the city.

 
Tugu monument.

Tugu monument.



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Building in Yogyakarta.

Building.

 
Street vendor on Malioboro road.

Street vendor on Malioboro road.

 
Building belonging to Garuda airline.

Building belonging to Garuda airline.

 
Busy Malioboro road, Jogjakarta.

Busy Malioboro road.

 
Statue in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Statue.

 
Clock on Malioboro road in Yogyakara, Indonesia.

Clock on Malioboro road.

 
Restaurants in the Sosrowijayan tourist district.

Restaurants in the Sosrowijayan tourist district.

 
Scooters parked along Malioboro road.

Scooters parked along Malioboro road.

 
Setelah melewati Bale Woro in Yogya.

Setelah melewati Bale Woro.

 
Shops on Malioboro road in Yogyakarta, Java.

Shops on Malioboro road.

 
Horse and carriage waiting for tourists, Yogyakarta.

Horse and carriage waiting for tourists.

 
Rickshaw drivers waiting for customers.

Rickshaw drivers waiting for customers.

 
Horse and carriages on Malioboro road.

Horse and carriages on Malioboro road.

 
BNI building, Yogyakarta.

BNI building.

 
Tree on the large square in front of the kraton in Yogyakarta, Java.

Tree on a large square.

 
Kraton, Yogyakarta.

Kraton.

 
Kraton entrance.

Kraton entrance.

 
Bird market, Jogjakarta.

Bird market.

 



Bird market in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Bird market.

 
Taman Sari water castle in Yogyakarta.

Taman Sari water castle.

 



The water palace in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The water palace.

 
Sultan's water palace in Yogyakarta, Java.

Sultan's water palace.

 



Decorated doorway in the water palace.

Decorated doorway in the water palace.

 



Colonial building in Yogyakarta, Java.

Colonial building.

 
Historical building in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Historical building.

 
Serangan Umum Satu Maret 1949 monument, Yogyakarta.

Serangan Umum Satu Maret 1949 monument.

 
Colonial building of the Bank of Indonesia, Yogyakarta.

Colonial building of the Bank of Indonesia.

 
Church in Yogyakarta, Java.

Church.

 
Houses near the river going through Yogyakarta.

Houses near the river.

 
Entrance to museum Puro Pakualaman.

Entrance to museum Puro Pakualaman.

 



Gardens of Puro Pakualaman.

Gardens of Puro Pakualaman.

 
Puro Pakualaman, Yogyakarta.

Puro Pakualaman.

 



Museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta.

Museum Benteng Vredeburg.

 



Building in museum Benteng Vredeburg.

Building in museum Benteng Vredeburg.

 
Statue and cannon in the gardens of museum Benteng Vredeburg, Yogyakarta.

Statue and cannon in the gardens of the museum.

 



Former houses of the military in museum Vredeburg.

Former houses of the military in museum Vredeburg.

 
Watchtower of museum Benteng Vredeburg in Yogyakarta, Java.

Watchtower of museum Benteng Vredeburg.

 



Malioboro road, Yogyakarta.

Malioboro road.

 



Empty square in front of the Kraton.

Empty square.

 
The front hall Pagelaran of the Sultan's Kraton in Yogyakarta.

The front hall Pagelaran of the Sultan's Kraton.

 
Mural in Yogyakarta in Java, Indonesia.

Mural.

 
Hall of the Kraton.

Hall of the Kraton.

 
Model of Masjid Besar Yogyakarta.

Model of Masjid Besar.

 
Cage for a rooster.

Cage for a rooster.

 



Golden pavilion in the Kraton of Yogyakarta.

Golden pavilion.

 
Kraton's garden.

Kraton's garden.

 
Java musical instruments.

Java musical instruments.

 
The gardens of the Kraton in Yogyakarta.

The gardens of the Kraton.

 



Kraton, home of the Sultan.

Kraton, home of the Sultan.

 
Javanese decorations in the Kraton.

Javanese decorations in the Kraton.

 



Decorative roof of the main pavilion in the Kraton of Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Decorative roof of the main pavilion in the Kraton.

 
The  main pavilion in the Sultanate palace, Yogyakarta.

The main pavilion in the Sultanate palace.

 



Kraton gardens, Java.

Kraton gardens.

 

Internet sites with travel information about Yogyakarta

 

Suggested photo albums on Mad Planet Earth

 
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Photo gallery of Borobudur which is one of the largest temples in the world showing its engravings, Buda statues and the scenery around Borobudur.
 
Merapi photo which shows a flight over the volcano, the sunrise, a view on the crater and the views from the top.
 
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Last update: 11/09/2013