Where is Yogyakarta? Yogyakarta is the official name of the city and the region and Jogja is the brand name of the city and the region. Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural center of Java with a gentle special charm which seldom fails to captivate the visitor. It is famed for it’s gamelan orchestra, […]


Tugu Yogyakarta also known as Tugu Malioboro or Tugu Golong-Gilik is a landmark monument renovated in 1889 with a pointed top, representing the spirit of togetherness. In Javanese term, the spirit of togetherness is called golong gilig that is clearly described in the construction of the monument; the pole is of gilig (cylinder) form and […]


Kraton of Yogyakarta (formally known as: Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat) is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It serves as a cultural center for the Javanese people and contains a museum that displays the sultanate’s artifacts. Yogyakarta […]


Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta. Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation […]


Monumen Jogja Kembali (Monument to the Recapture of Yogyakarta), known colloquially as Monjali, is a pyramid-shaped museum dedicated to the Indonesian National Revolution located in the Ngaglik sub-district, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta. Exhibits include 10 dioramas of key moments in the revolution, artifacts left over from the colonial period and revolution, a list of […]


The Ullen Sentalu Museum is a Javanese culture and art museum located in Kaliurang highland, Yogyakarta. The museum displays relics and artifact from royal houses and kratons of Java, such as Yogyakarta, Pakualam, Surakarta, and Mangkunegaran. Ullen Sentalu Museum is a private museum that was initiated by Haryono family and now is managed by Ulating […]


Sambisari is a 9th-century Hindu temple located at Sambisari hamlet, Purwomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. The temple was buried about five metres underground. Parts of the original temple have been excavated. The temple is located about 8 km east of Yogyakarta near Adisucipto International Airport. The temple emerged in July 1966 by a farmer when […]


Fort Vredeburg Museum (Official Indonesian name, Museum Benteng Vredeburg Yogyakarta), was a former colonial fortress located in the city of Yogyakarta. The military complex has been converted into an Independence Struggle Museum which was opened in 1992. It is located in front of Gedung Agung and Kraton Yogyakarta (Sultan’s Palace). The museum includes collections of […]


Pok Tunggal Beach is located in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Precisely located in the Village Tepus, District Tepus, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. Its location is between Pantai Pulang Syawal (also known as Indrayanti Beach) and Siung Beach. Pok Tunggal Beach has a beautiful panorama with white sand and karst hills. On the east and west side of this beach […]


Gembira Loka Zoo was opened in 1956 and comprises a botanical garden, orchid nursery, artificial lake, children’s park, numerous bridges across the Gajahwong River, and a collection of approximately 470 animals, most notable of which are its Komodo dragons, orang-utans, gibbons, and a hippopotamus. The park is 54 acres in size.