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Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the heart and soul of Java

Packed with attractions, the city of Yogyakarta will captivate you! A premier tourist destination, the city is a haven for travelers who want to enjoy various types of attractions in one place. Name it, Yogyakarta has it!

Located in the island of Java in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is the heart and soul of Java. It is a vibrant and bustling city, and the center of culture and arts of the island. Inhabited by more than 600,000 people and covers a total area of 12.5 square miles. Named after the Indian city of Ayodhya from the Ramayana epic, Yogyakarta is a mixture of the old traditions and the incursion of modern ways. This is where you will find Dutch colonial-era buildings beside newly constructed modern edifices, and new shopping districts adjacent to local markets. The center of the city is focused on the Kraton, or Sultan's palace which is surrounded by a residential neighborhood. Adisucipto International Airport located 8 kilometers from the heart of the city is your gateway to Yogyakarta. It is served by Garuda, KLM, Air Asia, Citilink, Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air, Batik Air, Aviastar, and Xpressair.

The top attraction of the city is the Prambanan Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in the country. It was built in the 10th century and consists of 240 temples. The city showcase a number of natural wonders including the Kalibiru National Park, Pantai Ngobaran, Jomblang Cave, Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano, Merapi Volcano, and the Grojogan Sewu Waterfall. If you are a history buff, you must not miss visiting Ullen Sentalu, Ratu Boko Temple, Plaosan Temple, Affandi Museum, Sambisari Temple, Imogiri Kings Cemetery, Kauman Grand Mosque, and the Water Castle.

The city is not your typical tourist destination. You must spend a few days so you can immerse in its culture and beauty. Consult your travel agent and start dreaming about Yogyakarta. 

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